Record Details

NHER Number:23475
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period metal objects


Metal detecting here in 1986 and 1991 recovered an Iron Age bridle bit, a 4th century Roman coin, part of a Roman buckle plate and a 14th century jetton.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 22 20
Map Sheet:TG22SW

Full description

December 1986. Metal detecting.
Link of double or triple linked bridle bit. Similar to Polden Hill type, with heavily moulded cylindrical sleeve at one end, simple ring at other. Moulding, see for comparison Middlebie figure C43.
Information from member of the public [1].
Photographed and drawn, (S1).
Identified by E. B. Green (NCM) 30 January 1987 and A. Gregory (NAU) 11 March 1987.
W. Milligan (NCM).

1991. Metal detecting.
One 4th century coin. Identified by D. Gurney (NLA) 30 May 1991 (see list in file).
Fragment of Roman bronze buckle plate, openwork, decorated with ring-and-dot. See for comparison Hawkes and Dunning, 1961 Fig17,6. Polaroid taken by NCM
Late Saxon (?) or medieval cast bronze fitting with central socket, flanked by two 'wings' or attachment plates, one broken, one with a rivet hole. ?handle attachment plate?
14th century jetton (with hole for suspension) Shield with Arms of France AVE MARIA GRATIA P. Rev 3 strand cross Fleury, see for comparison Barnard PLVI no43.
Information from member of the public [1].
W. Milligan (NCM) 28 February 1991.

Part of large site NHER 31783.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BRIDLE BIT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOKEN (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.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Photograph: EDA 1-7- N.
<S1>Illustration: White, S.. 1986. Drawing of an Iron Age bridle bit.. Film. 2:1.

Related records

31783Related to: Probable Roman pottery kiln and multi-period metal objects and pottery sherds (Monument)

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