Record Details

NHER Number:12311
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Neolithic axehead and Roman, medieval and post-medieval coins

Summary

A Neolithic flint axehead was found here in 1976. Metal-detecting in 1978 and 2019 recovered Roman, medieval and post-medieval coin; and a medieval thimble.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 51 12
Map Sheet:TG51SW
Parish:WEST CAISTER, GREAT YARMOUTH, NORFOLK

Full description

Autumn 1976. Stray Find.
Found by [1] on conveyor of potato harvester working in area centred at [2] (Context 1):
Neolithic flint axehead, 15.2cm long by maximum width 5.2cm. Cutting edge polished but rest of axe rechipped through polish. See drawing (S1).
Information from (S2) and (S3).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 18 January 2021.

This site was extended to the whole field in January 2021, following the addition of the October-November 2019 finds. Previous extent recorded as Context 1.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 18 January 2021.

September 1978. Metal-detecting.
Found by [3] in area centred [4] (Context 2):
1 Roman coin.
2 medieval coins.
2 post-medieval coins.
Found by [5] in same area:
4 Roman coins.
Identified by T. Gregory (NAU). See (S4) for full details. Noted on (S2).
Previously recorded under NHER 8691.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 18 January 2021.

October-November 2019. Metal-detecting. [6].
1 medieval coin.
2 post-medieval coins.
Information from PAS import.
E. McDonald (HES), 4 December 2019.

November 2019-January 2020. Metal-detecting. [7].
1 medieval coin and a thimble.
Information from PAS import.
E. McDonald (HES), 1 February 2020.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POLISHED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1247 AD to 1251 AD)
  • THIMBLE (Medieval - 1300 AD to 1400 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1307 AD to 1309 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (16th Century - 1575 AD to 1575 AD)
  • COIN (17th Century - 1628 AD to 1629 AD)

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: Gregory, T. 1976. Drawing of a Neolithic flint axehead. Card. 1:1.
<S2>Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card. NHERs 12311 and NHER 8691.
<S3>Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 51 SW 12b.
<S4>Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service. NHER 8691.

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