Record Details

NHER Number:5982
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Roman intaglio


In 1930 a Roman intaglio, depicting Theseus having recovered his father's sword from under a great rock, was found in Wretham. This probably dated to the first century AD.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 9113 8822
Map Sheet:TL98NW

Full description

Roman intaglio depicting Theseus having recovered his father's sword from under great rock.
Martin Henig says probably 1st century AD found in rabbit scrape.
See for comparison (S1) and Megaw, E. and Henig, M. in (S2).
E. Rose (NAU).

Details in file.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • GEMSTONE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Roman. Wretham.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Monograph: Henig, M.. 1978. Corpus of Engraved genstones from British Isles.. British Archaeological Reports. Vol 8, No App 75.
<S2>Publication: Markotic, S.. 1977. Ancient Europe and the Mediterranean. 2. pp 111-114.

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