Record Details

NHER Number:33098
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Roman cosmetic mortar and medieval finds


Metal detecting recovered a Roman cosmetic mortar, a medieval mount and a medieval jetton. The mortar has ends shaped like cows' heads.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 19 21
Map Sheet:TG12SE

Full description

1996. Metal detecting finds.
Roman centre-looped mortar. Bovid-head terminals, very square suspension loop. 33.05g. See (S1 and S2).
Medieval X-shaped mount with some gilding, moulded centre with circular hole. Iron rivet in each 'arm' near terminal. Terminals have moulded 'toes' or feet. Surface of each arm has double contour line with diagonal hatching between. The 'arms' of the cross may be 'legs' in acrobatic stance. (Box mount?)
Medieval jetton. See list in file.
Identified by J. Davies (NCM) and S. Margeson (NCM).
H. Geake (NCM), 4 November 1996.

Part of large scatter NHER 33248.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • COSMETIC MORTAR (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BOX (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOKEN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---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: Jenkins, T. 1996. Drawing of a Roman cosmetic mortar.. Paper. 1:1.

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33248Parent of: Multi-period finds (Find Spot)

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