Record Details

NHER Number:31177
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Late Bronze Age and Late Iron Age/Roman to post-medieval finds

Summary

Metal detecting between 1995 and 2016 recovered Iron Age, Roman, medieval and post medieval coins; medieval and post-medieval tokens; a post-medieval jetton and Late Bronze Age and Late Iron Age/Roman to post-medieval metal objects. The metal finds include a Late Bronze Age projectile point or small spearhead; a Late Iron Age/early Roman platform terret; a Roman brooch; an Early Saxon brooch and buckle; a Middle Saxon pin; a Late Saxon bridle bit; medieval to post-medieval dress accessories; medieval ampullae, a book clasp and copper alloy vessel fragment and a post-medieval book clasp, cloth seal, coin weight, harness mount and a weight.

Images

  • Iron Age harness fitting from NHER 31177  © Norfolk County Council

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TM08SW
Parish:NORTH LOPHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

March-April 1995. Metal detecting. [1] and [5].
Six Roman, two medieval coins. See lists in file.
Lead ampulla, shell, 'R' and Lily; Walsingham.
13th century buckle frame with expanded grooved pin rest.
Medieval belt fitting or mount with cast fleur-de-lis in semi-circular field.
17th century leaf-shaped fastener, 'stiff-leaf' ornament. Three pierced attachment lobes. Hook at narrow end is flattened.
Buckle frame, part of, with traces of ?enamel in elaborate leaf ornament on pin rest. Decoration is reminiscent of Viking period, but metal itself indicates post medieval.
Identified by S. Margeson and J. Davies (NCM).
Battered remains of Late Bronze Age projectile point/small spearhead, (S1).
A. Rogerson (NLA), 9 May 1995.

October-November 1995. Metal detecting. [1].
Iron Age coin.
Two Roman coins.
Two medieval coins.
Three post medieval coins.
One medieval jetton.
See lists in file.
Medieval ewer leg, cast, tapering to narrow foot.
Medieval forked spacer-plate from strap end, circular terminal pierced in centre and projecting animal head pierced transversely to take pendant or hook on counter plate.
Early Saxon buckle ?animal head at each end of pin bar.
Part of Early Saxon small long brooch, narrow head plate, central knob in the round. Single lug on reverse with iron traces, transverse mouldings and engraved lines at each end of bow. Foot missing.
Square bronze coin weight for a spur ryal. James I, 1612 to 25.
Identified by S. Margeson and J. Davies (NCM).
A. Rogerson (NLA), 5 April 1996.

1997. Metal detecting. [1].
Medieval coin.
Seven post medieval coins.
See list in file.
V. Fryer (NCM), 2 June 1997.

April-May 1998. Metal detecting. [2].
Two Roman and one medieval coin
Medieval and early post medieval metal finds and lead lid knob for tobacco jar; 19th century. (S2).

October-November 1998. Metal detecting. [3].
One Roman, one medieval and three post medieval coins.
One post medieval token and two post medieval jettons. See lists in file.
Middle Saxon, Late Saxon, medieval and post medieval metal finds.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 17 and 18 July 1999.

August-September 2000. Metal detecting. [4].
Two post medieval tokens.
Two Roman brooches.
Post medieval metal finds.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 23 October 2000.

February-March 2014. Metal-detecting. [6].
Late Iron Age/early Roman platform terret.
1 Roman coin.
1 medieval coin.
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 1 May 2014.

February-March 2016. Metal-detecting. [7].
4 Roman coins.
Early Saxon Anglian equal-armed brooch (S2).
2 medieval coins and an ampulla.
Post-medieval buckle.
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 1 May 2016.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Iron Age to Roman - 100 BC to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • SPEAR (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • COIN (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • HARNESS FITTING (Late Iron Age to Roman - 1 AD to 100 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 275 AD to 286 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 275 AD to 286 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 321 AD to 322 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 330 AD to 335 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 330 AD to 335 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 425 AD to 500 AD)
  • PIN (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • BRIDLE BIT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • AMPULLA (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BOOK FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BOW (WEAPON) (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)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOKEN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1180 AD to 1185 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1335 AD to 1343 AD)
  • AMPULLA (Medieval to 16th Century - 1350 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1351 AD to 1352 AD)
  • BOOK FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CLOTH SEAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN WEIGHT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • DRESS FASTENER (DRESS) (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HARNESS MOUNT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • JETTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SCABBARD (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)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (17th Century - 1620 AD to 1680 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: Ashley, S.. 1995. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age projectile point/small spearhead. Film. 1:1.
<S2>Illustration: Gibbons J.. 2016. Drawing of an Early Saxon (Anglian) equal-armed brooch.. Film. 2:1.

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