Record Details

NHER Number:16752
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Roman coin, mortarium fragment and flagon


In 1980 a number of artefacts were found under the floor of the 19th century barn here. Finds included part of a Roman flagon, a silver coin of Postumus, a Roman mortarium and sherds of medieval pottery.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 0405 4341
Map Sheet:TG04SW

Full description

1980. Under floor of late 19th century barn. In top 38cm (15in) of soil.
Roman greyware base.
Buff ware flagon base, 1st or 2nd century AD.
Silver coin, Antoninianus of Postumus, IOVI STATORI, Cologne, AD 259-68. RIC 278.
Bone tool, probably Roman.
Many sherds including grey mortarium and waster?, 2nd/3rd century AD.
Medieval, one 13th century rim, one green glazed Grimston sherd.
Roman sherds identified by A. Gregory (NAU) and medieval sherds identified by W. Milligan (NCM).
Finds held by NCM.
W. Milligan (NCM) 24 October 1980.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

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

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