Record Details

NHER Number:39955
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Bronze Age axehead, medieval and post medieval metalwork

Summary

Metal detecting here during the period 2003-05 recovered part of a Middle Bronze Age axehead, a medieval Scottish coin and various items of post medieval metalwork including parts of an animal bell and a buckle.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 23 99
Map Sheet:TM29NW
Parish:SHOTESHAM, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

14 and 21 September 2003. Metal detecting.
Two post medieval buckles and late post medieval finds in small area.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 12 November 2003.

March 2004. Metal detecting. Site extended to area centred on location [1]. Previously centred at location [2].
Early Bronze Age axehead fragment (S2) with medieval and post medieval metal objects.
See list and drawing in file.
See metallurgical report (S1) indicating that this axehead dates to the first part of the Middle Bronze Age.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 12 May 2004.

Februray 2004. Metal detecting.
One Scottish medieval coin at location [3].
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 14 April 2004.

January 2005. Metal detecting.
Two post medieval metal objects.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 3 March 2005.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Middle Bronze Age - 1600 BC to 1001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • AXEHEAD (Middle Bronze Age - 1600 BC to 1001 BC)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CROTAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SWORD BELT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Northover, P.. 2003. Analysis of a Bronze Axe Blade.
<S2>Illustration: Ashley, S.. 2004. Drawing of an Early Bronze Age flat axehead. Film. 1:1.

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