Record Details

NHER Number:4432
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Bronze Age dagger and Roman dish


A Bronze Age dagger and a Roman pewter dish, or lanx, found in the late 19th century. The Roman dish has a central circular panel filled with a chequerboard pattern and an inscription around the rim. Soilmarks of unknown date, as well as scraps of daub and fragments of rotted wood have been recorded on the site by the Ordnance Survey.


  • A Roman pewter dish with a chequerboard pattern and an inscription around the rim  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service


Grid Reference:TL 5456 9408
Map Sheet:TL59SW

Full description

1864. Stray Find.
Roman pewter lanx found. See sketch (S1).
Noted in (S2).
Information from (S3).

Pre 1870.
Bronze Age dagger found in same approximate location.

11 March 1930.
Soilmarks, daub and wood noted by Ordnance Survey.

See details, correspondance and drawings in file.
E. Rose (NAU), 23 July 1990.

Monument Types

  • BUILDING (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • SITE (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • PLANT REMAINS (Undated)
  • DAGGER (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • VESSEL (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TL 59 SW 6 [2]; TL 59 SW 8.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Photograph: CM 1455-1456.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Serial: 1870. Archaeological Journal. VolXXVII. vol.XXVII p.75, 98. pp 75, 98.
---Serial: 1870. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of London 2nd series. p.425, 429, 430. pp 425, 429, 430.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
<S1>Illustration: [Unknown]. [Unknown]. Sketch of a Roman pewter lanx [dish] from Welney. Film. 1:1.
<S2>Monograph: 1901. The Victoria History of Norfolk. The Victoria History of the Counties of England. Vol 1. p 310; Fig 25.
<S3>Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Roman. Welney.

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