Record Details

NHER Number:28850
Type of record:Monument
Name:Iron Age coin hoard and multi-period finds

Summary

A hoard of six Iron Age gold wolf staters were found by a metal detectorist in 1991 and 1993. Prehistoric flints, Iron Age pottery, Roman pottery, coins and metal finds, an Early Saxon brooch, a Middle Saxon pin and strap fitting, Late Saxon pottery and metal finds, and medieval and post medieval coins, pottery and metal finds were also found during metal detecting.

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Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TF63NE
Parish:HEACHAM, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Large scatter including another site [1].

1991 to January 1992. Metal detecting and surface finds.
Neolithic flints.
Iron Age, Roman, Late Saxon, medieval sherds.
Iron Age, medieval coins.
Early Saxon, Middle Saxon, Late Saxon (S2), medieval, undated metalwork.
See list in file.
D. Gurney (NLA), 5 March 1992.

1993. Found with metal detecting.
Icenian gold coin.
An addition to the 1992 Heacham Treasure Trove hoard.
See report and identification in file.
See (S1).
Identified by J. Davies (NCM), 4 January 1994.

1994. Found with metal detecting.
Additional 5 Iron Age gold staters from the Heacham hoard (total now 11 gold staters).
See list in file.
Declared Treasure Trove 30 March 1995.
Identified by J. Davies (NCM), 1 August 1995.

1995. Metal detecting finds.
3 further Iron Age gold coins found.
Declared Treasure Trove December 1995.
Details to come from NCM.
E. Rose (NLA) 15 December 1995.

1992/1993. Metal detecting finds.
6 prehistoric, probably Neolithic, flints.
See report in file by P. Robins (NCM), 13 September 1993.
3 stone (2 schist) fragments, probably hones ?date.
Roman greyware sherds: 2 rims, 2 body and 1 decorated.
Iron Age/Roman ring fragment.
Middle Saxon: pin, hooked tag (S3) and 2 strap ends, (S4 and S5).
Late Saxon: 2 bronze weights (iron core) and 1 disc brooch.
Medieval: 3 buckles, harness stud and barrel padlock.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM), 1993.
(S1) in file.
W. Milligan (NCM), 18 September 1997.

1993/1994. Metal detecting finds.
2 Roman brooches.
3 medieval objects.
Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age worked flints.
See report in file by P. Robins (NCM), 19 May 1994.
(S1) and list in file.
W. Milligan (NCM), 18 September 1997.

1994/5. Metal detecting finds.
Middle Saxon pin.
Late Saxon tag, hasp and tweezers.
Medieval or Early post medieval 6 buckles.
See list and (S1) in file.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM), 1995.
W. Milligan (NCM), 16 June 1995.

1995/6. Metal detecting finds.
Roman finger ring and r/h brooch.
Identified by D. Mackreth.
Early Saxon brooch, (S6).
Medieval buckle and plate and horse harness pendant.
Undated ?handle and ?buckle plate.
Identified by H. Geake (NCM), 1996.
See list in file.
W. Milligan (NCM), 18 September 1997.

1996/1997. Metal detecting finds.
2 Roman coins.
Identified by J. Davies (NCM), 13 November 1997.
?Roman brooch and Roman Langton Down brooch foot, 0 to 40AD.
2 jettons, medieval or post medieval.
Identified by V. Fryer (NCM), 1997.
Medieval buckle, lead pot repair with sherd in situ, harness ring.
Copper alloy waste ?date.
?Vessel fragment, undated.
2 post medieval coin weights.
3 medieval/Post medieval cast cauldron feet.
Early Saxon small long brooch.
See lists and (S1) in file.
W. Milligan (NCM), 18 September 1997.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BUCKLE (Undated)
  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Undated)
  • RING (Undated)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Undated)
  • VESSEL (Undated)
  • WHETSTONE (Undated)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • COIN (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • COIN HOARD (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • RING (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • RING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • DRESS COMPONENT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • PIN (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • BROOCH (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • DRESS COMPONENT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • LOCKING MECHANISM (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • TWEEZERS (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BROOCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CAULDRON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PADLOCK (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SPUR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • THIMBLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOKEN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BROOCH (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CAULDRON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN WEIGHT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HARNESS (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SEAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Map: Finder's Map..
---Newspaper Article: Lynn News. 1997. Five historic West Norfolk finds declared treasure trove. 4 March.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1995. Hoard of coins declared treasure trove. 15 December.
---Newspaper Article: Lynn News. 1995. Iceni coins on offer to museum. 7 April.
---Newspaper Article: Lynn News. 1992. Iceni coins for display in museum. 1 September.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1992. Two sets of coins treasure trove. 28 August.
---Unpublished Document: Davies, J.. 1995. Iron Age Coins Discovered at Heacham. 20 January.
---Newspaper Article: Lynn News. 1995. Inquests into 2,000-yr-old W Norfolk coins find. 15 December.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Photograph: NCC Find Identification and Recording Service. c. 1975-2000. HES Find Polaroid Collection. HES Find Polaroid Collection. polaroid. black and white.
<S2>Illustration: Penn, K.. 1991. Drawing of a Late Saxon pin.. Paper. 2:1.
<S3>Illustration: Jones, C.. 1993. Drawing of a Middle Saxon hooked tag.. Paper. 1:1.
<S4>Illustration: White, S.. 1993. Drawing of a Middle Saxon strap end.. Film. 2:1.
<S5>Illustration: White, S.. 1993. Drawing of a Middle Saxon strap end.. Film. 2:1.
<S6>Illustration: Holness, A.. 1996. Drawing of an Early Saxon small-long brooch.. Paper. 1:1.

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