Record Details

NHER Number:3663
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Early Saxon or medieval pin, plate, knife, bodkin and beads (Weasenham All Saints, poorly located; Weasenham St Peter)


An Early Saxon or medieval silver pin, bronze plate, iron knife, bone bodkin and glass beads in the British Museum are reported to have come from Weasenham.

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Full description

'A bronze bodkin broken in two'.
From Weasenham. Pin, beads and knife. Possibly from secondary interments, in Ordnance Survey Records (S1).
R. J. Rickett (NAU) 24 July 1990.

Barrow group (Phillip's suggestion - no evidence. E. Rose (NAU)).
Presented by G. J. Chester 1886.
Now held by the British Museum (BM).
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

Silver pin, bronze plate, iron knife, glass beads,
(three blue and white; green; white. E. Rose (NAU)), bone bodkin. I could not find these in BM so could be medieval!
E. Rose (NAU) 1975.

Phillips calls probably Early Saxon.
E. Rose (NAU).

Sketch of pin (S2) in file.

In British Museum list, Ordnance Survey record also says 'part of a shield-shaped disc'.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BODKIN (Undated)
  • KNIFE (Undated)
  • PIN (Undated)
  • BODKIN (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • KNIFE (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • PIN (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BODKIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • KNIFE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Miscellaneous. Weasenham.
<S1>Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 81 NE 10; TF 82 SW 8.
<S2>Illustration: Finds Illustrations.

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