Record Details

NHER Number:29901
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Saxon coin and medieval seal/token

Summary

Metal detecting in this area during 1993 recovered part of a medieval lead seal/token and a Saxon coin.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TG20SW
Parish:SHOTESHAM, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

July 1993 M/d rally.
Sceat. See coin form in file.
Ident J. Davies (NCM).
Comp. A. Rogerson (NLA) 3 September 1993.

1993. Metal-detecting, Shotesham Rally.
Medieval 14th century seal matrix. PRIVE SV = PRIVE SVIS + SHIP.
Ident S. Margeson (NCM) and L. Brewster (KLM).
Comp. L. Brewster (KLM) 22 July 1993.

June 1993. Metal-detecting Rally. Finder [3].
Pointed oval silver seal matrix. In arch at base a praying figure, above Virgin suckling child.
Initial fleur-de-lis PORTASALVTIS: AVE+ME PROhIBENSAVE.
Loop on reverse. 14th century.
Ident S.Margeson (NCM).
Photographs and cast supplied by [1] seen by S.Margeson, object not seen. Photographs in file.
Found very close to seal matrix found by [2].
Ref (S1) in file reads fifth word of inscription as PROHIBENS and describes possible parallels.
Comp. A. Rogerson (NLA) 3 August 1993.

June 1993. Metal detector rally.
Lead token, part of. Expanding arm cross within hatched border on one side; +S:T […]TAI on other.
Identified from colour photographs by J. Davies (NCM) as English, 13th/14th century.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 1 November 1993.

NCM Entry Form E0787 and sheet of notes by SMM in file regarding silver seal matrix found 1993.
Cast held by Identifying and Recording Service (Computer entry wrong. SEE COPY).
A. Rogerson (NLA) 17 March 2000.

Norwich Castle Museum accession number of the medieval silver seal matrix found in June 1993 is 2010.183.
A. Rogerson (HES), 3 November 2010.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon to Medieval - 651 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • COIN (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • SEAL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SEAL MATRIX (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOKEN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Article in Serial: The Searcher. 1998. The Norfolk Silver Seal. February. p.7. p 7.

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