Record Details

NHER Number:33367
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Possible Roman hoard


A number of Roman iron objects, including a coulter and an adze, were found by a metal detectorist before 1995. The objects may be part of a Roman hoard. The exact circumstances and the location of their discovery are unknown.

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Full description

Found pre 1995. Purchased in that year by source [1]; vendor described as metal detecting at Hockwold.
Roman possible iron hoard comprising: plough coulter (S1); adze or hoe; lock with key; octagonal shaft; triangular blade.
All similar to items from Great Whitcombe.
Full details in file.
Also reported, a hippo-sandal which fell apart after discovery.
Information via J. Plouviez (Suffolk Archaeology Unit) 1997.
E. Rose (NLA) 6 January 1998.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ADZE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • HOARD (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • HORSESHOE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • LOCKING MECHANISM (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PLOUGH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Publication: Rees, S.. 1981. Ancient Agricultural Implements. p 50; Fig 10.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: Unknown. 1995. Drawing of a Roman plough coulter.. Film. 1:4.

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