Record Details

NHER Number:35797
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period finds

Summary

Metal detecting recovered a range of finds dating from the Neolithic to the post medieval period. These include a Neolithic flint scraper, part of a Late Bronze Age spearhead and a Late Saxon copper alloy stirrup-strap mount. The Late Saxon strap mount has cast decoration of a lion looking upwards with its front paw raised and tail curled between its legs and over its back.

Fragment of Late Bronze Age spearhead.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 05 09
Map Sheet:TG00NE
Parish:MATTISHALL, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

October 2000. Metal detecting. [1].
Late Saxon copper alloy stirrup-strap mount, see Type 11, Class A in (S1). Sub-triangular, broken, trilobed apex missing, two attachment holes above slight flange. Cast decoration of a lion looking upwards (facing to the right), front paw raised and tail curled between legs and over back.
See (S1) and (S2).
Ident S.J. Ashley (NLA), November 2000.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 24 November 2000.

August-September 2003. Metal-detecting.
1 medieval key and 1 brooch pin (annular).
2 post-medieval belt mounts (inc 1 bar) and 1 tinned buckle frame.
Identified by S. Ashley (NLA). See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 19 October 2003.
Updated by J. Page (HES), 13 March 2014.

September-October 2003. Metal-detecting.
1 ?Neolithic flint scraper (from tertiary flake, minimal retouch, pale brown, signs of use).
1 medieval/post-medieval vessel fragment.
Object Identified by S. Ashley (NLA) and flint by P. Robinson (NLA). See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 22 November 2003.
Updated by J. Page (HES), 13 March 2014.

September-October 2004. Metal-detecting.
1 Late Bronze Age spearhead fragment (point only).
Identified by S. Ashley (NLA). See description and (S2) in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 17 November 2004.
Updated by J. Page (HES), 13 March 2014.

4 June 2017. Metal-detecting. Site extended to the whole field. [2].
GC - PAS details to follow.
A. Beckham (HES), 3 July 2017.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • SPEAR (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • STIRRUP (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • ANNULAR BROOCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BROOCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Illustration: Ashley, S.. 2004. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age spearhead. Film. 1:1.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Publication: Williams, D. 1997. Late Saxon stirrup-strap mounts. Fig 41; No 245.

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