Record Details

NHER Number:17414
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Roman scabbard chape and Late Saxon/medieval pottery sherds


Metal detecting recovered part of a Roman copper alloy scabbard chape. Fieldwalking as part of the Fenland Project recovered a few pieces of Late Saxon and medieval pottery but no concentrations were identified.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 62 98
Map Sheet:TL69NW

Full description

1981. Found with metal detector. South of church. Exact spot not recorded. Context 2.
Bronze Roman object, probably scabbard chape.
Identified by A. Gregory (NAU).
See (S1) in the Illustration Library.
A. Rogerson (NAU) July 1981.

23 October 1987. Fenland fieldwalking. Good conditions, young cereal, well weathered. Context 1.
General scatter odd medieval sherds particularly on north by churchyard wall. Couple of sherds of St Neots ware but not much else.
No concentrations.
R. Silvester (NAU) 27 October 1987.

For full details of wares, flint types etc see (S2).

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • SCABBARD (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. HLG AX. FENS.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: Unknown. Unknown. Drawing of a Roman copper alloy object possibly a scabbard chape.. Card. 2:1.
<S2>Archive: Fenland Folders.

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