Record Details

NHER Number:29913
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Roman and medieval coin hoards and multi-period finds

Summary

Metal detecting over a large area has led to the discovery of metal objects of Roman, Saxon, medieval and post medieval date. These include a scattered Roman coin hoard, other Roman coins, fragments of Early Saxon brooches, Middle Saxon and Late Saxon strap fittings, part of a Late Saxon bridle cheekpiece and a hoard of medieval silver coins. Artefacts collected within the area of the site are also recorded as NHER 20190, 21504, 20702, 20704, 20502, 20437, 20498, 20335, 20176, 21503 and 24971.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TF72NW
Parish:HILLINGTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Large scatter including sites NHER 20190, NHER 21504, NHER 20702, NHER 20704, NHER 20502, NHER 20437, NHER 20498, NHER 20335, NHER 20176, NHER 21503, NHER 24971.

June 1993. Metal detecting.
Context 1: general scatter, with Roman coins and metalwork (S2), Early Saxon (S3, S4. S5 and S6), Middle Saxon (S7) and Late Saxon metalwork, medieval and post medieval coins and metalwork.
Context 2: medieval hammered silver coin hoard.
Context 3: medieval and post medieval coins.
See file for detailed list and coin forms.
D. Gurney (NLA), 10 August 1993.

July 1999. Stray find.
Two medieval metal objects, see list in file.
K. Hinds (NLA), 27 January 2000.

Context 1: Strap end found in 1993 and identified as Early Saxon. Is of type re-dated to the 10th century (Borre style) by member of the public [1] and member of the public [2]. See (S1).
A. Rogerson (NLA), 4 February 2000.

March 2003. Metal detecting in northeast part of field, within an area 18m (20yds) across.
Twelve silver and base silver coins (Trajan to Claudius II) forming (part of) a hoard scattered some time in the past with no evidence of a container. Submitted for consideration as Treasure (disclaimed 13/05/05). Three 4th century coins were also recovered.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 27 April 2004.

March 2003. Metal detecting, finds reported later.
Roman brooch and hairpin, post medieval pottery toy vessels.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 13 November 2007.

before April 2008. Metal detecting
A bronze unit, a medieval sword scabbard chape (S8) and a post-medieval harness mount.
see list in file. Alternatively, finds may have been recovered from NHER 52803.
E. Darch (NLA) 15 April 2009

Before April 2008. Metal detecting
Two medieval sterling imitations and three pennies.
see list in file
E. Darch (NLA) 15 April 2009

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • COIN (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • BRACELET (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN HOARD (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • HAIR PIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • KNIFE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • RAZOR (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BOX (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BUCKET (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • DRESS COMPONENT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • HARNESS (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • SLEEVE CLASP (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • FIGURINE (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • BOX (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FIGURINE (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • HARNESS (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • RING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • SPINDLE WHORL (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BELL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BOX (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN HOARD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DRESS COMPONENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • RING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SCABBARD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SPUR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STUD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SWORD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • THIMBLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOKEN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUTTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CANDLE HOLDER (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CEREMONIAL OBJECT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • DISC (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • DRESS COMPONENT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HARNESS (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HARNESS MOUNT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • MUSICAL INSTRUMENT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PERSONAL ORNAMENT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SEAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SHOE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SPUR (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STUD (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STYLUS (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • THIMBLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • THIMBLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOY (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Map: Finder's Map..
---Newspaper Article: Lynn News. 1994. Metal detector's 12th century finds. 1 November.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Article in Monograph: Ashley, S. 2016. Anglo-Norman elite objects from castle and countryside. Castles and the Anglo-Norman World. Proceedings of a Conference held at Norwich Castle in 2012. Davies, J. et al (eds). pp 281-298. Fig 18.10 No 65.
<S1>Article in Serial: Paterson, C.. 2000. Viking Strap-Ends with a difference.. The Quarterly (the Journal of NAHRG). Vol 37.
<S2>Illustration: White, S.. 1993. Drawing of a Roman bronze knife/razor handle.. Film. 2:1.
<S3>Illustration: White, S.. 1993. Drawing of an Early Saxon strap-end.. Film. 2:1.
<S4>Illustration: Unknown. 1993. Rubbing of an Early Saxon strap-end.. Paper. 2:1.
<S5>Illustration: White, S.. 1993. Drawing of a head plate from an Early Saxon cruciform brooch.. Film. 2:1.
<S6>Illustration: White, S.. 1993. Drawing of the foot plate from an Early Saxon brooch.. Film. 2:1.
<S7>Illustration: White, S.. 1993. Drawing of a Middle Saxon bronze strap-end.. Film. 2:1.
<S8>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2009. Drawing of a medieval incomplete sword scabbard chape.. Film. 2:1.

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24971Part of: Medieval buckles and post medieval ring (Find Spot)
20702Part of: Medieval coin (Find Spot)
20704Part of: Medieval coin (Find Spot)
21503Part of: Medieval coin (Find Spot)
21504Part of: Medieval coin (Find Spot)
20498Part of: Medieval metal vessel fragment (Find Spot)
20502Part of: Medieval purse (Find Spot)
20437Part of: Medieval strap fitting (Find Spot)
20190Part of: Undated iron spearhead (Find Spot)

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