Record Details

NHER Number:29777
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Unusual Roman buckle and brooch

Summary

Metal detecting here in 1993-95 recovered a range of metal objects and coins. The most interesting finds were a Late Roman 'soldiers and settlers' type buckle decorated with two dolphin heads and an odd Iron Age or Roman brooch of unusual design. Other finds included Iron Age, Roman and medieval coins and a Roman crossbow brooch.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 23 98
Map Sheet:TM29NW
Parish:SHOTESHAM, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

March 1993. Found with metal detector.
Roman and medieval coins.
See lists in file.
Identified by J. Davies (NCM) 5 May 1993.
J. Davies (NCM) 5 May 1993.

August/September 1995. Metal detector finds.
One Iceni, two Roman, one medieval coins. See lists in file.
Late Roman 'soldiers and settlers' type buckle, decorated with two dolphin heads, (S2).
(Medieval Arch. (1961) 15, Fig.15 a-d).
Polaroid (S1) taken by NCM.
Early Bronze Age flat axe, sawn from rest of axe, butt-end, (S3).
Very odd ?Iron Age or ?Roman brooch, (S4) (Seen by D. Mackreth who has seen nothing like it before).
A. Rogerson (NLA) 10 November 1995.

September/October 1995. Metal detector find.
Roman crossbow type brooch. Dating to around AD 275-300/325.
Identified by D. Mackreth.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 5 April 1996.

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)

Associated Finds

  • FLAT AXEHEAD (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • BROOCH (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • COIN (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 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>Illustration: Jenkins, T.. 1995. Drawing of a Late Romano British 'soldiers and settlers' type buckle.. Paper. 1:1.
<S3>Illustration: Jenkins, T.. 1995. Drawing of an Early Bronze Age flat axe fragment.. Paper. 1:1.
<S4>Illustration: Jenkins, T.. 1995. Drawing of an Iron Age/Roman brooch.. Paper. 1:1.

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