Record Details

NHER Number:9789
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Roman coins and steelyard weight

Summary

A watching brief here before the construction of a reservoir found no archaeological features or finds. Subsequent metal-detecting has recovered several Roman coins and a Roman lead steelyard weight.
Cropmarks of several possible Bronze Age ring ditches can be seen on aerial photographs of this area and are now recorded under NHERs 51961-51966.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 23 04
Map Sheet:TG20SW
Parish:CAISTOR ST EDMUND, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK
MARKSHALL, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

The cropmarks of ring ditches identified at this location are now recorded as NHER 51966 and NHERs 51961-51965.

22 December 1998. Watching Brief.
Observation of trial pits in area directly north of Markshall Farm, in advance of reservoir construction, revealed no archaeological finds or features.
See report (S1) for further details.
E. Rose (NLA) 6 September 1999.

December 2000 to October 2001. Metal detecting.
Finder's Field 31 [1]:
3 Roman coins.
Identified by A. Marsden (NLA). See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 14 February 2002.

January/February 2002. Metal detecting.
Finder's Field 31 [1]:
1 Roman coin and 1 lead steelyard weight.
Coin identified by A. Marsden (NLA) and weight by A. Rogerson (NLA). See list and descriptions in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 4 March 2002.

February 2009. Norfolk NMP.
The cropmarks of ring ditches previously recorded at this site are now under NHERs 51961-51965 and NHER 51966 is the number assigned for the whole barrow cemetery.
S. Horlock (NMP), 27 February 2009.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STEELYARD WEIGHT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Contractor Report: Penn, K. 1998. Report on an Archaeological Watching Brief at Markshall Farm, Caistor St Edmund. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 431.

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