Record Details

NHER Number:28054
Type of record:Monument
Name:Barrow with undated beads and Roman coin (Downham Market, poorly located; Wymondham, poorly located)


Two beads and a Roman coin of Constantine were found when a barrow was excavated near Downham or Downham Heath in 1839.

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Full description

1839. Excavation.
'Two beads and an Roman coin found when digging a tumulus near Downham'.
See (S1).
E. B. Green (KLM).

'Coin of Constantine and two small glass beads found on Downham Heath'.
See (S2).

(S3) assumes this is Downham in Wymondham Outsoken. E. B. Green (KLM) suggests Downham Market. No record exists for any similar find from these parishes, and no 'Heath' found in either place. Did the 'Heath' slip in as an error? Could there be any confusion with Santon Downham, Suffolk?
E. Rose (NLA), 11 March 1991.

Monument Types

  • ROUND BARROW (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Associated Finds

  • BEAD (Undated)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Unpublished Document: 1839. Account of first AGM of Norfolk and Norwich Museum. p 13.
<S2>Article in Serial: Committee Of The Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society. 1853. Catalogue of The Antiquities in Norwich Castle Museum. p 18.
<S3>Record Card: Ordnance Survey Records / Pastscape.

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