Record Details

NHER Number:31345
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Saxon, medieval and post medieval metal objects

Summary

Metal detecting here over the period 1995-2003 recovered a range of metal objects dating to a variety of archaeological periods. Finds comprised, amongst others, an Early or Middle Saxon buckle (of a French type), a Late Saxon stirrup strap mount and a 14th century seal matrix.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 48 18
Map Sheet:TG41NE
Parish:SOMERTON, GREAT YARMOUTH, NORFOLK

Full description

February/March 1995.
One medieval coin. See list in file.
14th century bronze seal matrix with moulded handle and lozengiform pierced terminal. Shield with arms with quatrefoil, a word in black letter in each spandrel (not transcribed). Polaroid (S1) NCM.
Medieval crescentric belt chape fragment.
Identified by S. Margeson and J. Davies (NCM).
A. Rogerson (NLA), 9 June 1995.

April/May 1995. Metal detecting.
Figure of eight spur terminal, medieval.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM).
A. Rogerson (NLA), 26 August 1995.

November 2000. Metal detecting.
Suspension unit? for censer of lamp.
See file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 5 January 2001.

April 2003. Metal detecting. Area extended (see list in file for grid reference).
Early Saxon/Middle Saxon buckle of Aquitanian type, (S2).
Late Saxon, medieval and post medieval finds, (S3).
One medieval and post medieval coin.
Post medieval token.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 4 December 2003.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Post Roman - 410 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BUCKLE (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • STIRRUP (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • CENSER (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • LAMP (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SEAL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SPUR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SWORD BELT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • VESSEL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Thesis: Rhodes, J.A.. 2005. Linguistic and Late Saxon Metalwork Evidence from Norfolk, Scandinavian Ethnicity or Viking Influence?.
---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: Penn, K. 2003. Drawing of an Early/Middle Saxon buckle plate.. Card. 2:1.
<S3>Illustration: Penn, K.. 2003. Drawing of a Late Saxon stirrup strap mount.. Card. Unknown.

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