Record Details

NHER Number:30133
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi period metal object scatter

Summary

Metal detecting in 1993 recovered a selection of multi period metal artefacts. Noteworthy finds comprised an Early Saxon small-long brooch fragment, part of a Bronze Age socketed axe with unusual markings and two Roman trumpet headed brooches.

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Location

Grid Reference:TF 70 40
Map Sheet:TF74SW
Parish:RINGSTEAD, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

THIS RECORD PREVIOUSLY INCLUDED RIDGE AND FURROW NOW RECORDED UNDER NHER 27174.

Before 27 September 1993. Metal detecting.
1) Seventeen Roman coins. See list in file.
2) Early Saxon small-long brooch fragment. Headplate (one knob missing) and bow broken lug on reverse. Side knobs with pair of engraved vertical lines.
3) Possible early post medieval book-clasp fragment; bronze strip with ring-and-dot decoration.
Identitifed by J. Davies (NCM) and S. Margeson (NCM).
A. Rogerson (NLA) 5 November 1993.

October 1993. Metal detecting.
1) Fragment Late Bronze Age socketed axe, unusual linear markings on side, see sketch (S1) in file.
2) Two Roman coins. See list in file.
3) Probable Roman miniature bronze foot from a ?model stand?
4) 2nd century AD Trumpet headed brooch; semi-circular panel from the mid-bow section decorated with dots and circle in centre. Lower bow retains vestiges of catch-plate. Trumpet head missing.
5) 2nd century Trumpet brooch, head bent over. Acanthus decoration on central bow.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 17 November 1993.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • SOCKETED AXEHEAD (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • MINIATURE OBJECT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BOOK FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: Finds Illustrations.

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