Record Details

NHER Number:20198
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi period metal objects and pottery sherds

Summary

Metal detecting here in 1984 and 1993 recovered a range of multi period metal objects. Finds of note included a medieval seal matrix with the crowned initials DI, a medieval shield-shaped harness pendant with red enamelling and part of a post medieval candle snuffer.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 23 98
Map Sheet:TM29NW
Parish:SHOTESHAM, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

June 1984. Found in fieldwalking with metal detector.
Mid-late 4th century bronze coin with hole in centre.
Base sherd ?Thetford type ware.
Medieval sherds.
?14th century seal matrix - crowned initials DI with leafy branches surrounding.
Early post medieval complete bronze buckle, and half of similar.
Kiln bar, date unknown.
Finds held by NCM, formerly by member of the public [1] who retains coin and metalwork.
Identifications by S. Margeson (NCM) and A. Gregory (NAU).
W. Milligan (NCM) 2 January 1984.

1993. Metal detector finds.
Medieval harness pendant, shield-shaped, with red enamel ground and two crossed bands (saltine) in low relief with 'charges' on them (sort of trefoils). Suspension loop broken.
Post medieval conical object ?ferrule for end of a handle, with embossed decoration 19th century? or candle snuffer?
Identifications by S. Margeson (NCM) June 1993.
W. Milligan (NCM) 6 July 1993.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • KILN FURNITURE (Undated)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • HARNESS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SEAL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CANDLE HOLDER (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Monograph: Ashley, S. 2002. Medieval Armorial Horse Furniture in Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 101.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.

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