Record Details

NHER Number:2949
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period finds


A Bronze Age copper alloy flat axehead was found in 1949 or 1950. Subsequent metal-detecting recovered a ?Iron Age pottery sherd; a Roman coin; a medieval key and belt fitting and a post-medieval pottery sherd.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 03 04
Map Sheet:TG00SW

Full description

1949 to 1950. Stray Find.
Ploughed up:
Early Bronze Age copper alloy flat axehead. 100mm long, 68mm wide, broad butt. < 1% Sn.
Donated to Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1955.193).
Information from (S1), which has an outline sketch of the object on its reverse. This axehead is figured in (S2) and amongst the Bronze Age objects listed in (S3) and (S4).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 31 May 2018.

August 1982. Metal-detecting.
Around axe findspot:
1 ?Iron Age pottery sherd (gritty)
1 Roman coin (silver denarius of Trajan AD 103 to 117) and 1 pottery sherd (greyware).
1 medieval decorated copper alloy key (very worn) and 1 gilt copper alloy belt fitting.
1 post-medieval pottery sherd (lead glazed earthenware).
All items apart from Roman coin and medieval key (which were retaind by the finder) donated to Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1983.384.3).
Identified and compiled by W. Milligan (NCM) 13 August 1982. Information from (S5).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 31 May 2018.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • FLAT AXEHEAD (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • POT? (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 00 SW 14.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Slide: Various. Slide.
<S1>Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Hardingham.
<S2>Monograph: Clarke, R. R. 1960. East Anglia. Ancient People and Places. 14. p 72; Fig 16.
<S3>Archive: British Museum. 1913 onwards. Bronze Age Index.
<S4>Publication: Norfolk Museums Service. 1966. Bronze Age Metalwork in Norwich Castle Museum. p 17.
<S5>Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.

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