Record Details

NHER Number:24298
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Prehistoric flints, medieval pottery sherds and seal matrix


Fenland fieldwalking in 1988 recovered a few prehistoric flints and medieval pottery sherds from the field surface here. Subsequent metal detecting in 1993 retrieved a superb 14th century seal matrix depicting the Archangel Gabriel and Mary facing each other.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 62 95
Map Sheet:TL69NW

Full description

20 February 1988. Fenland fieldwalking, good conditions, weathered and rolled soil, young cereal.
Few flints and couple of medieval sherds, no concentrations. Site SRY AN.
Finds held by NCM.
R. Silvester (NAU) 19 February 1988.

One flint is a gunflint. F. Healy (NAU).

May 1993. Metal detector find.
Lovely 14th century seal matrix, circular with moulded collar on handle, and pierced suspension loop AVE MIARA [sic]. Archangel Gabriel and Mary facing each other with a stylised lily-pot.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM).
A. Rogerson (NLA) 28 June 1993.

For full details of wares, flint types etc. see Fenland Folders.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SEAL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • GUNFLINT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. SRY AN. FENS.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.

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