Record Details

NHER Number:29209
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Prehistoric, Roman and medieval to post-medieval finds

Summary

Sporadic metal-detecting between 1992 and 2016 recovered a small number of prehistoric flints; Roman, medieval and post-medieval coins; post-medieval tokens and undated, Roman and medieval to post-medieval metal objects. The metal finds include an undated lead weight; a Roman copper alloy finger ring with a glass intaglio; a medieval stud, copper alloy vessel fragment and an unusual buckle or brooch; a medieval/post-medieval buckle and post-medieval spur fragments, coin weights, a buckle, belt fastener, belt or harness stud and seal matrix. A systematic fieldwalking survey undertaken in 2011/2012 recovered Mesolithic/Early Neolithic, Early Neolithic and Late Neolithic/Bronze Age worked flints, potentially prehistoric burnt flints and small quantities of Roman, medieval and post-medieval pottery.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TF80NW
Parish:SWAFFHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

1992. Metal-detecting.
Found at [1] (Context 1):
Roman bronze finger ring with glass intaglio - Polaroid (S1) in NCM.
Medieval Edward IV gold half ryal and halfpenny - see list in file.
Late medieval bronze triangular stud (broken) two spikes on reverse for attachment. Decorated with cast ornament- a dog and foliage.
Probable Late medieval fragment of ring from mazor or other vessel which held escutcheon in place. Milled border and cast leaf scroll decoration.
Early post medieval very elaborate bronze spur, rowel and one arm missing, other arm has lost terminal. Arm and rowel 'box' is elaborately decorated with cast 'rope-twist'.
Early post medieval silvered bronze belt-fastener. Three bosses decorated with filigree and granules - Polaroid (S1) in NCM.
Early post medieval bronze rosette belt or harness stud.
Four post medieval coins - see list in file.
16th century bronze seal matrix, ship motif. Broken openwork handle oval.
17th century bronze rose-noble coin weight (Identified by J. Davies NCM)
Cast lead decorative mount- stylised flower.
Bronze spur, small, one arm broken. Possibly dress-military use.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM).
Compiled by W. Milligan (NLA), 10 July 1992.

1996. Fieldwalking. [2].
Worked flints: Notched piece. Long narrow flake of translucent smokey buff coloured flint, hinged at distal end. Right lateral edge partly cortex, partly blunted. Left lateral edge has a notch (retouched from ventral face) near the proximal end and denticulation towards the distal end. Slight patination. Undatable prehistoric.
Keeled core on nodular fragment with very thick cortex, glossy patina on the flake scars. Mottled grey flint. Probably Neolithic.
Identified by P. Robins (NCM).
Compiled by A. Rogerson (NLA), 31 December 1996.

March 1997. Metal-detecting. [3].
Found in western and central parts of field (Context 2):
Medieval, post medieval and undated finds.
Medieval and post medieval coins/tokens.
See list and sketch plan in file.
Compiled by A. Rogerson (NLA), 2 May 1997. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 19 August 2020.

October 1997. Metal detector find.
One post medieval coin.
See list in file.
Compiled by A. Rogerson (NLA), 29 November 1997.

This record was extended to the whole field in August 2016, following the metal-detecting that took place in 2015-2016 [4].
P. Watkins (HES), 18 August 2020.

September 2011-February 2012. Systematic Fieldwalking and Metal-detecting Survey.
Field survey of large proposed development area (Field 1).
The finds recovered in this field included:
3 Mesolithic/Early Neolithic flint blades.
2 Early Neolithic flint side scrapers, 1 end scraper, 1 horseshoe scraper and 2 piercers.
1 Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age flint side scraper.
2 Late Neolithic/Bronze Age flint side scrapers and 1 horseshoe scraper.
17 prehistoric flint flakes, mostly of probable Early Neolithic date.
?Prehistoric burnt flints (118g).
1 Roman pottery sherd.
1 medieval pottery sherd.
10 post-medieval pottery sherds.
See report (S2) for further details.
Previously recorded under NHER 57850.
The archive associated with this work has been deposited with the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 2013.35).
P. Watkins (HES), 18 August 2020.

September 2015-April 2016. Metal-detecting. [5].
1 Roman coin.
1 medieval coin.
1 post-medieval coin and a buckle.
These objects were previously recorded under NHER 61321.
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 3 August 2016.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Mesolithic to Early Neolithic - 10000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Neolithic - 4000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 1501 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 701 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 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

  • WEIGHT (Undated)
  • BURNT FLINT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC? to 42 AD?)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • BLADE (Early Mesolithic to Early Neolithic - 10000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • BORER (Early Neolithic - 4000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • END SCRAPER (Early Neolithic - 4000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • FLAKE (Early Neolithic - 4000 BC? to 3001 BC?)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • SIDE AND END SCRAPER (Early Neolithic - 4000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • SIDE SCRAPER (Early Neolithic - 4000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • SIDE AND END SCRAPER (Late Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 701 BC)
  • SIDE SCRAPER (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 1501 BC)
  • SIDE SCRAPER (Late Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 701 BC)
  • FINGER RING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 134 AD to 138 AD)
  • BROOCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKET (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STUD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1251 AD to 1272 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN WEIGHT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HARNESS (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SEAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SPUR (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SPUR (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STUD (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (17th Century - 1625 AD to 1634 AD)
  • BUCKLE (17th Century to 18th Century - 1660 AD to 1720 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Photograph: NCC Find Identification and Recording Service. c. 1975-2000. HES Find Polaroid Collection. HES Find Polaroid Collection. polaroid. black and white.
<S2>Unpublished Contractor Report: Quinn, S. and Peachey, A. 2012. Land off Brandon Road and Watton Road, Swaffham, Norfolk. An Archaeological Evaluation (Field Survey). Archaeological Solutions. 4025.

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