Record Details

NHER Number:52909
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible Roman settlement, Iron Age to post-medieval finds

Summary

Sporadic metal-detecting in 2009 and 2014 recovered Roman coins as well as undated, Iron Age, Roman to Middle Saxon, medieval and post-medieval metal objects. The metal finds include an undatable copper alloy casting jet; a fragment of a Late Iron Age tankard handle; a Late Iron Age/Roman terret; a Roman dolphin brooch and a figurine of Mercury; an Early/Middle Saxon incomplete copper alloy Coptic bowl; an Early Saxon strap fitting; a medieval belt mount and a post-medieval furniture fitting, hooked tag and shoulder bolster from whittle tang knife. The artefacts were discovered within crop marks of possible Iron Age/Roman field systems and may suggest the presence of a Roman settlement.

Images

  • Roman figurine from NHER 52909  © Norfolk County Council
  • Early Saxon strap-fitting from NHER 52909  © Norfolk County Council
  • Late Iron Age tankard from NHER 52909  © Norfolk County Council
  • Iron Age harness fitting from NHER 52909  © Norfolk County Council
  • Early Saxon vessel from NHER 52909  © Norfolk County Council
  • Early Saxon vessel from NHER 52909  © Norfolk County Council
  • Early Saxon vessel from NHER 52909  © Norfolk County Council

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TG23NE
Parish:GIMINGHAM, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Before 8 February 2009. Metal-detecting
5 Roman coins, Roman brooch and a figurine of Mercury.
See list in file
A. Rogerson (NLA), 30 June 2009.

See also NHER 38993 for cropmarks of possible Iron Age/Roman field systems, which may suggest the presence of a Roman settlement. Finder states: 'Please note there has been no concentration of finds, they have literally been found scattered from the four corners of this small field.'
See description in file.
H. White (NLA), 9 July 2009.

Before 15 April 2011. Metal-detecting.
One Roman coin, Late Iron Age, Early Saxon, medieval, post-medieval and undatable metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (HES), 2 February 2012.

July 2012-July 2013. Metal-detecting. [1].
Early/Middle Saxon coptic bowl (S1).
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 1 May 2014.

December 2013-January 2014. Metal-detecting. [2].
Iron Age/Roman terret.
4 Roman coins.
Medieval/post-medieval shoulder bolster from whittle tang knife.
Post-medieval hooked tag.
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 3 March 2014.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Iron Age - 100 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • SETTLEMENT? (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • CASTING WASTE (Unknown date)
  • TANKARD (Late Iron Age - 100 BC to 42 AD)
  • HARNESS FITTING (Late Iron Age to Roman - 1 AD to 100 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FIGURINE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 138 AD to 270 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 269 AD to 274 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 310 AD to 313 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 330 AD to 335 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 350 AD to 351 AD)
  • VESSEL (Roman to Middle Saxon - 400 AD to 700 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • DRESS HOOK (16th Century to 17th Century - 1600 AD to 1700 AD)
  • KNIFE (16th Century to 17th Century - 1600 AD to 1700 AD)

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2009. Drawing of a Roman figurine. Film. 2:1.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: Gibbons, J. 2013. Drawing of an incomplete early medieval copper alloy Coptic bowl. Film. 1:1.

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38933Related to: Cropmarks of possible Iron Age/Roman and post medieval field systems (Monument)
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