Record Details

NHER Number:30113
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Bronze Age to Roman and medieval to post-medieval finds

Summary

Metal detecting here during the period 1993-97 and in 2007 recovered a wealth of metal objects. The most interesting of these were a medieval trefoil-shaped buckle plate, a fragment of a Late Bronze Age socketed axe, and an Iron Age or Roman toggle.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 70 41
Map Sheet:TF74SW
Parish:RINGSTEAD, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

September 1993. Metal detecting.
Two medieval coins. See list in file.
Medieval trefoil-shaped buckle plate, with three domed rivets and engraved borders, gilded.
Medieval strap end made of three plates, elaborate trefoil terminal; engraved chevrons on fragment of front plate. Two rivets.
16th century openwork hooked tag fragment. Figure-of-eight knot; attachment loop. Hook missing.
Early post medieval back plate for drawer handle.
Identified J. Davies (NCM) and S. Margeson (NCM).
A. Rogerson (NLA) 1 November 1993.

October 1993. Metal detecting.
Fragment Late Bronze Age socketed axe, (S1).
Fragment molten bronze.
Iron Age/Roman toggle.
Found together at [1].
Roman, medieval, post medieval coins. See list in file.
Roman Dolphin brooch.
Roman buckle.
Medieval/Post medieval coin weight.
See descriptions of these three in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 3 December 1993.

The Iron Age/Roman toggle mentioned above (previously wrongly identified as a Bronze Age object) is late Iron Age or Roman Hod Hill toggle, diameter 12.5mm and length 20.5mm.
Identified by the British Museum.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 26 April 1994.

May 1996. Metal detecting.
Two medieval coins.
See list in file.
Medieval ? belt mount, circular, washer-like, slightly off-centre circular hole. Ring of twelve small round punches. Diameter 16.5mm
Probably medieval ?belt or harness? mount. Conical with central hole and 2 ear-like projections each pierced horizontally by circular hole.
Identified by A. Rogerson (NLA).
English coin weight, 1421-71. For a noble. Uniface, circular, with fleur-de-lis and crown marks. 5.58g.
Identified by J. Davies (NCM).
A. Rogerson (NLA) 25 June 1996.

March 1997. Metal detecting.
Three medieval coins.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 2 May 1997.

December 2007 - January 2008. Metal detecting.
17th century token.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 8 February 2008.

The southern field boundary has been removed, amalgamating this parcel of land with the field covered by NHER 29197. All new surface finds are recorded under NHER 61386.
H. Hamilton (HES), 13 September 2016.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Early Bronze Age to 19th Century - 2350 BC to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Undated)
  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • SOCKETED AXEHEAD (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • DRESS COMPONENT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • TOGGLE (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • DRESS COMPONENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STUD (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TOGGLE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 100 AD to 125 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 119 AD to 122 AD)
  • BRACELET (Roman - 150 AD to 409 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN WEIGHT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (12th Century to 14th Century - 1200 AD to 1400 AD)
  • BUCKLE (12th Century to 14th Century - 1200 AD to 1400 AD)
  • COIN (13th Century - 1247 AD to 1272 AD)
  • COIN (13th Century - 1282 AD to 1289 AD)
  • MOUNT (13th Century to 14th Century - 1300 AD to 1400 AD)
  • RING (13th Century to 16th Century - 1300 AD to 1600 AD)
  • RIVET (13th Century to 17th Century - 1300 AD to 1700 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (13th Century to 14th Century - 1300 AD to 1400 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (13th Century to 14th Century - 1300 AD to 1400 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN WEIGHT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • DRESS COMPONENT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CROTAL (16th Century to 18th Century - 1550 AD to 1800 AD)
  • JETTON (16th Century to 17th Century - 1550 AD to 1650 AD)
  • POT (16th Century to 17th Century - 1550 AD to 1700 AD)
  • JETTON (16th Century to 17th Century - 1586 AD to 1635 AD)
  • JETTON (16th Century to 17th Century - 1586 AD to 1635 AD)
  • BELL (16th Century to 18th Century - 1600 AD to 1800 AD)
  • DRESS FASTENER (DRESS) (16th Century to 17th Century - 1600 AD to 1700 AD)
  • COIN (17th Century - 1614 AD to 1634 AD)
  • BUCKLE (17th Century to 18th Century - 1660 AD to 1720 AD)
  • THIMBLE (17th Century to 18th Century - 1675 AD to 1800 AD)
  • THIMBLE (17th Century to 18th Century - 1675 AD to 1800 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: Ashley, S.. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age socketed axe.. Film. 1:1.

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