Record Details

NHER Number:16550
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Bronze Age palstave, medieval box mount and post medieval cloth seal


In 1959 a Bronze Age palstave was found at this location. Subsequent fieldwalking and metal detecting here 1982 recovered a prehistoric struck flint, an undated bronze sheet, post medieval cloth seal and a medieval copper alloy openwork mount – possibly from a box.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 08 01
Map Sheet:TG00SE

Full description

1959. Location [1]. Found in hoeing sugar beet.
Palstave, 15th century BC, raised transverse ribs on sides. See for comparison Sogel axes of North Germany.
Identified by A. Lawson (NAU) June 1980.
Finds held.
S. Margeson (NCM) July 1980.

August 1982. Found with metal detector and fieldwalking.
Struck flint.
Undated bronze sheet.
Medieval sherds including green glazed Grimston.
Copper alloy openwork cross-shaped mount with niello inlay (from box?). Lead seal (B inscribed on larger disc) - cloth seal?
Identified by W. Milligan (NCM) 12 October 1982.
W. Milligan (NCM) 12 October 1982.

To NAU March 1983.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • PALSTAVE (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • BOX (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SEAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.

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