Record Details

NHER Number:2157
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Iron Age to post-medieval finds

Summary

Metal-detecting between 1993 and 2015 recovered an undated quern topstone; Roman, medieval and post-medieval coins; post-medieval tokens and Iron Age to post-medieval metal objects. The metal finds include an Iron Age brooch; a Roman brooch, button, key, stud and copper alloy handle; Early Saxon brooches, a harness fitting, strap fitting and a brooch or toilet implement; a Middle Saxon pin; a magnificent Viking silver pendant; medieval to post-medieval dress accessories; medieval seal matrices, a padlock and thimble; a medieval/post-medieval book clasp and a post-medieval weight, spur, tap and furniture fitting.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TF93SE
Parish:LITTLE SNORING, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1968. Piece of topstone of puddingstone quern. In field northwest of St. Andrew's Church.
Reported in (S1) and noted on (S2).
W. Milligan (NCM).

December 1993. Metal detecting. [3].
Roman handle.
?Early Saxon brooch or toilet implement.
Middle Saxon pins.
Medieval padlock, button and seal matrices.
See list in file.
D. Gurney (NLA), 22 December 1993.

December 1993.Metal detecting. [3].
Medieval and post medieval coins.
See form in file.
D. Gurney (NLA), 7 January 1994.

1994. Metal detecting. [4].
Medieval and post medieval metalwork and tokens.
See form and list in file.
D. Gurney (NLA), 7 September 1994.

August 1996. Metal detecting. [4].
Roman coin and key handle.
Two medieval coins.
Two post medieval objects.
See list and forms in file.
D. Gurney (NLA), 5 September 1996.

December 1997. Metal detecting. [4].
Openwork pendant, with a Borre-style gripping beast within a frame ornamented with four protruding animal heads in profile. Silver or niello inlay. Parallels in the Swedish Varby hoard of about AD 940. See drawing (S3) and NCM polaroid (S4). See also additional details in file.
D. Gurney (NLA), 1 May 1998.

This Viking pendant featured in The Searcher July 1998 (S5) in file.
See photocopy in file.
D. Gurney (NLA), 11 June 1998.

April-May 1999. Metal detecting. [5].
Seven Roman coins.
Fifteen metal objects, Late Iron Age to post medieval.
See lists in file.
K. Hinds (NLA), 18 February 2000.

Viking pendant found December 1997 shown by metallurgical analysis to be approximately 70% silver.
Declared as Treasure. See note by [6] in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA).

Later part of 2000. Metal detecting. [7].
Four medieval coins. See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 22 December 2000.

August-September 2007. Metal detecting.
Medieval and post medieval metal objects.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 8 October 2007.

January-February 2015. Metal-detecting. Site extended approximately 50m west. [8].
Medieval buckle.
Medieval/post-medieval book clasp.
Post-medieval buckle.
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 2 March 2015.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • QUERN (Undated)
  • BROOCH (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BUTTON (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STUD (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • HARNESS FITTING (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • TOILET ARTICLE (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • PIN (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • PENDANT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BOX (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BROOCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUTTON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PADLOCK (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SEAL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SEAL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SPINDLE WHORL (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • THIMBLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (14th Century to 15th Century - 1350 AD to 1500 AD)
  • BOOK FITTING (15th Century to 16th Century - 1500 AD to 1600 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SPUR (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TAP (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • VESSEL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (16th Century to 17th Century - 1550 AD to 1650 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Photograph: JJE 9-16, Late Saxon borre style pendant..
---Photograph: 1999. KSP 17, Early Saxon axe shape gilded fragment..
---Photograph: 1999. KSP 18, Late Saxon strap end..
---Photograph: 1999. KSP 19, Early Saxon small long brooch.
---Photograph: 1999. KSP 20-23, Early Saxon Pornographic fragment.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1998. Museums take interest in Viking treasure. 16 December.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Miscellaneous. Snoring, Little.
<S1>Serial: 1968. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries for 1968. No 15. p 10.
<S2>Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 93 SE 13.
<S3>Illustration: White, S. 1998. Drawing of a Late Saxon copper alloy Borre-style pendant with silver or nello inlay. Film. 3:1.
<S4>Photograph: NCC Find Identification and Recording Service. c. 1975-2000. HES Find Polaroid Collection. HES Find Polaroid Collection. polaroid. black and white.
<S5>Article in Serial: July 1998. [unknown]. The Searcher. p.20. p 20.

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