Record Details

NHER Number:19019
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi period metal object scatter


Metal detecting at this location in 1982, 1988 and 2003 recovered a range of multi period metal objects. Noteworthy finds included a Roman Colchester brooch, a medieval penny of Edward III and a post medieval tobacco tamper made from copper alloy. Subsequent metal-detecting in 2011 recovered a post-medieval coin.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 30 14
Map Sheet:TG31SW

Full description

Late 1982. Over surface of field south of church. Found while metal detecting.
Context 1. At very edge of field, north side, opposite church door. One-piece bronze Colchester brooch.
Context 2. Spread over field in general. Edward III silver penny. Medieval unglazed body sherd. Small scrap of melted bronze scrap. Brooch retained by finder, rest held by NCM.
A. Gregory (NAU) 15 March 1983.

1988. Context 3 at location [1]. Metal detecting find on footpath.
Copper alloy tobacco tamper with ring and one of two seal-matrices surviving, with two crossed arrows through heart surmounted by a crown. 16th century. See (S1) for comparison.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM).
Polaroid (S2) taken by NCM.
W. Milligan (NCM) 2 December 1988.

October/November 2003. Metal detecting.
Part of post medieval silver dress fitting/?hook.
See description in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 16 December 2003.

December 2003 - January 2004. Metal detecting.
Two post medieval coins.
Medieval or post medieval metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 18 February 2004.

August-September 2011. Metal-detecting.
One post-medieval coin.
See lists in file.
A. Marsden (HES), 19 October 2011.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Roman to 19th Century - 43 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • JEWS HARP (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • DRESS FASTENER (DRESS) (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SEAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (17th Century - 1631 AD to 1632 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Article in Serial: Oakley, G. 1983. A note on multi-armed seals. Post-Medieval Archaeology. Vol 17 pp 180-183.
<S2>Photograph: NCC Find Identification and Recording Service. c. 1975-2000. HES Find Polaroid Collection. HES Find Polaroid Collection. polaroid. black and white.

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