Record Details

NHER Number:30954
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period finds

Summary

Metal-detecting between 1994 and 2015 recovered a Neolithic flint arrowhead; Roman, medieval and post-medieval coins; post-medieval tokens and a jetton and undated and Bronze Age to post-medieval metal objects. The metal finds include an undated ring and weight; a Bronze Age spearhead tip; a Roman pin; Early Saxon brooch; Middle Saxon strap fitting; Middle/Late Saxon mount; Late Saxon dress component, part of a harness and stirrup; a Late Saxon/medieval stirrup-strap mount and mount; medieval to post-medieval dress accessories; a medieval ampulla, key, pin, seal and stud; a medieval/post-medieval dress fastener and copper alloy vessel leg and a post-medieval book clasps, a rotary key, sword belt hanger, double barrel purse frame and a pin.

Images

  • Post medieval sword belt from NHER 30954  © Norfolk County Council
  • Late Saxon stirrup from NHER 30954  © Norfolk County Council
  • Late Saxon furniture fitting from NHER 30954  © Norfolk County Council
  • Middle Saxon - Late Saxon strap end from NHER 30954  © Norfolk County Council
  • Post-medieval bucklet from NHER 30954  © Norfolk County Council
  • Post-medieval buckle from NHER 30954  © Norfolk County Council

Location

Grid Reference:TM 03 83
Map Sheet:TM08SW
Parish:NORTH LOPHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

April/May 1994. Metal detecting. Context 1. [1].
Fourteen Roman coins. See list in file.
Two medieval coins, one post medieval coin, five post medieval jettons. See list in file.
Identified by J. Davies (NCM).
End of Roman bronze knob-headed hair pin.
Frame part of medieval strap end buckle with two openwork rectangles, most missing.
Small medieval bronze buckle, D-shaped, plate with two rivets and transverse grooves at frame end.
Late medieval ewer spout in form of animal head with engraved edges and snout.
Identified by A. Rogerson (NLA).
Incomplete leaf arrowhead.
Identified P. A. Robins (NCM). Polaroid NCM.
Foot of cruciform brooch, neat protruding eyes, nostrils. Not florid.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM).
Three Roman coins.
Two post medieval coins.
Identified by J. Davies (NCM). See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 29 September 1994.

October/November 1994. Metal detecting. Context 2 surrounding area. [2].
Six Roman coins.
Two post medieval coins, Two post medieval jettons.
See list in file.
Early Saxon cruciform brooch knob, very nice. In the round with projecting ribbed lug to sit over edge of head-plate and drilled hole through knob for pin bar. Waisted, two pairs of engraved lines on each side of waist, row of punched dots closest to head-plate. Polaroid (S1) NCM.
Middle Saxon strap end, very elongated animal head. Split end broken off. Rectangular field in centre (decoration of silver wire inlaid in niello now gone). Animal has pelta-shaped field between ears. Polaroid (S1) NCM.
Medieval shield-shaped harness pendant, with two lions rampant (red enamel). Third one missing.
Early post medieval book clasp decorated with ring-and-dot, zig-zag near hook and curious stamped lentoid shapes with borders of pellets (? Fish!) and smaller stamps in between.
Early post medieval book clasp fragment.
Early post medieval double looped buckle with moulded frame.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 23 December 1994.

1996. Metal detecting.
Early Saxon bow of cruciform brooch.
Middle Saxon strap end.
Late Saxon Ringerike mount.
Medieval lead seal matrix.
14th century buckle, strap end and coins.
Early post medieval harness mount, book clasp, buckle, coins.
Post medieval coin, token.
See lists in file.
Identified by S. Margeson and J. Davies (NCM).
H. Geake (NCM), 4 November 1996.

1997. Metal detecting. [2].
Four Roman coins.
Post medieval coin.
See list in file.
V. Fryer (NCM), 2 June 1997.

1997. Metal detecting. [2].
Post medieval jetton.
Nine Roman coins.
See lists in file.
Post medieval double barrel purse frame. Probably 16th century.
Undated ring headed pin; bronze (Medieval/post medieval).
Bronze Age spearhead tip.
V. Fryer (NCM) 23 April 1997.

1997. Metal detecting.
Early Neolithic leaf shaped arrowhead.
Seven Roman coins.
Medieval ampulla (S1) NCM. Shield-shaped stud (S1) NCM.
Three buckles, three coins.
Two post medieval buckles, eleven coins, token and jetton.
See lists in file.
H. Geake (NCM), 23 October 1997.

November-December 1997. Metal detecting. [3].
Late Saxon, medieval and undated metal objects.
Four medieval and five post medieval coins.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 8 July 1999.

August-September 2000. Metal detecting. [4].
Two medieval and four post medieval coins.
Post medieval buckle.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 23 October 2000.

December 2013-January 2014. Metal-detecting. [5].
1 Late Iron Age coin (Roman issue of Tiberius).
9 Roman coins.
Middle/Late Saxon strap-end.
Late Saxon/medieval mount and stirrup-strap mount.
Medieval buckles.
Medieval/post-medieval dress fastener and copper alloy vessel leg.
3 post-medieval coins, 2 tokens, a book clasp, rotary key and sword belt hanger.
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 3 March 2014.

March-April 2015. Metal-detecting. [6].
5 Roman coins.
Medieval strap-ends and a folding clasp.
Medieval/post-medieval copper alloy vessel leg and buckle.
5 post-medieval coins, 1 jetton and buckles.
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 1 June 2015.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Early Neolithic to 19th Century - 4000 BC to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • RING (Undated)
  • WEIGHT (Undated)
  • LEAF ARROWHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • SPEAR (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • COIN (Late Iron Age - 14 AD to 37 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 260 AD to 268 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 320 AD to 324 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 323 AD to 324 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 330 AD to 335 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 330 AD to 335 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 330 AD to 335 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 330 AD to 335 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 330 AD to 348 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 350 AD to 351 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 351 AD to 353 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 353 AD to 353 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 364 AD to 378 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 364 AD to 383 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 367 AD to 375 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • STRAP END (Middle Saxon to Late Saxon - 800 AD to 900 AD)
  • DRESS COMPONENT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • HARNESS (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • STIRRUP (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • MOUNT (Late Saxon to Medieval - 1000 AD to 1100 AD)
  • STIRRUP (Late Saxon to Medieval - 1000 AD to 1100 AD)
  • AMPULLA (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (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)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • JUG (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SEAL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STUD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (12th Century to 14th Century - 1200 AD to 1400 AD)
  • BUCKLE (12th Century to 14th Century - 1200 AD to 1400 AD)
  • BUCKLE (12th Century to 14th Century - 1200 AD to 1400 AD)
  • BUCKLE (12th Century to 14th Century - 1200 AD to 1400 AD)
  • STRAP END (12th Century to 13th Century - 1200 AD to 1300 AD)
  • STRAP END (13th Century to 14th Century - 1300 AD to 1400 AD)
  • VESSEL (13th Century to 17th Century - 1300 AD to 1700 AD)
  • VESSEL (13th Century to 17th Century - 1300 AD to 1700 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (14th Century to 15th Century - 1350 AD to 1450 AD)
  • BUCKLE (14th Century to 16th Century - 1400 AD to 1550 AD)
  • DRESS FASTENER (DRESS) (15th Century to 16th Century - 1500 AD to 1550 AD)
  • BOOK FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HARNESS (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PURSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (16th Century to 17th Century - 1550 AD to 1650 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (16th Century to 17th Century - 1550 AD to 1700 AD)
  • SWORD BELT (16th Century to 17th Century - 1550 AD to 1700 AD)
  • COIN (16th Century - 1561 AD to 1561 AD)
  • BUCKLE (16th Century to 17th Century - 1570 AD to 1700 AD)
  • COIN (16th Century - 1570 AD to 1570 AD)
  • COIN (16th Century - 1572 AD to 1572 AD)
  • BUCKLE (16th Century to 17th Century - 1575 AD to 1700 AD)
  • BUCKLE (16th Century to 17th Century - 1575 AD to 1700 AD)
  • COIN (16th Century - 1578 AD to 1580 AD)
  • JETTON (16th Century to 17th Century - 1586 AD to 1635 AD)
  • BOOK FITTING (16th Century to 17th Century - 1600 AD to 1700 AD)
  • COIN (17th Century - 1604 AD to 1619 AD)
  • BUCKLE (17th Century - 1620 AD to 1680 AD)
  • COIN (17th Century - 1625 AD to 1649 AD)
  • COIN (17th Century - 1636 AD to 1644 AD)
  • COIN (17th Century - 1639 AD to 1640 AD)
  • BUCKLE (17th Century to 18th Century - 1660 AD to 1720 AD)
  • TOKEN (17th Century - 1663 AD to 1663 AD)
  • TOKEN (17th Century - 1667 AD to 1667 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Monograph: Ashley, S. 2002. Medieval Armorial Horse Furniture in Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 101.
---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.

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