Record Details

NHER Number:2668
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Roman cross bow brooch (poorly located)


In 1849 a Roman brooch of crossbow type was found on Swaffham Heath. The exact location and nature of this discovery are unclear.

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Full description

1849. (S1) on Swaffham Heath.
Bronze brooch - Roman cross bow type. [1]
Finder was Brooke Taylor in 1849.
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

Heath marked on TF 70 NE (E. Rose).

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 80 NW 17.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Roman. Swaffham.
<S1>Article in Serial: Fox, G. E. 1889. Roman Norfolk. The Archaeological Journal. Vol XLVI pp 331-367. p 364.
<S2>Monograph: 1901. The Victoria History of Norfolk. The Victoria History of the Counties of England. Vol 1. p 321.

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