Record Details

NHER Number:33400
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Roman, Saxon and medieval metal objects


Metal detecting in this area during 1997 recovered various metal finds, including nine Roman coins, two Roman brooches, an Early Saxon brooch, a medieval harness pendant decorated with the arms of of the De Bohun family and a lead seal matrix.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 35 93
Map Sheet:TM39SE

Full description

1997. Metal detecting.
Two Roman Colchester derivative brooches. Identifed by D.Mackreth, December 1997.
Roman furniture or box knob.
Nine 1st to 4th century AD coins.
See list in file.
Identifed by J. Davies (NCM), 21 November 1997.
Early Saxon late 5th/6th century small long brooch.
Medieval lead seal matrix (S3), two bronze buckles, coin weight, brooch, two buckle plates, harness or strap stud, harness pendant.
See list, (S1) and (S2) in file.
W. Milligan (NCM), 23 September 1997.

See file for description by H. M. Geake (NCM) of two previouly reported Roman brooches found in 1997.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 13 April 2000.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BOX (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BROOCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN WEIGHT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS PENDANT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PENDANT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SEAL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Monograph: Ashley, S. 2002. Medieval Armorial Horse Furniture in Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 101.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Photograph: NCC Find Identification and Recording Service. c. 1975-2000. HES Find Polaroid Collection. HES Find Polaroid Collection. polaroid. black and white.
<S2>Illustration: Finds Illustrations. Ashley, S. (NAU).
<S3>Article in Serial: Geake, H., Rogerson, A. and Ashley, S. 1999. Medieval Seal Matrices from Norfolk, 1996-1998. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLIII Pt II pp 353-358. no 14, p 354.

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