Record Details

NHER Number:19800
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Late Saxon coin weight/trial piece


In 1982 a Late Saxon coin weight or trial piece of Aethelred II (978-1016) was found.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 85 82
Map Sheet:TL88SE

Full description

1982. Probably found in cleared forestry plantation southwest of Red Castle, though finder stated it was found in his garden. Found by member of the public [1].
Coin weight or trial piece, long cross type, Aethelred II 978-1016.
For full details see report in file by M. Archibald (British Museum).
A. Gregory (NAU), 5 December 1983.

However, area of grid reference indicated by A. Gregory (NAU) was in fact not cleared until 1992, and was still afforested at this time.
E. Rose (NLA), 2 February 1992.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)

Associated Finds

  • COIN WEIGHT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Unpublished Document: Brooker, P.W.. 1997. Little Ouse Valley Study. Annual Report - 1996/1997. Field-walks, Thetford Forest..
---Secondary File: Secondary File.

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