Record Details

NHER Number:40668
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period finds including Viking silver pendant

Summary

An Iron Age coin, Roman coins, an Iron Age or Roman metal object have been found by metal detecting. This site has produced a number of Late Saxon objects, including an excellent example of a Middle or Late Saxon disc brooch with a back-turning beast, as well as rings, strap fittings and other Late Saxon metal finds. A Viking silver pendant, decorated with gold filagree, in the shape of Thor's hammer has been found on the site by a metal detectorist. Medieval and post medieval coins and metal finds have also been found.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TG12SW
Parish:GREAT WITCHINGHAM, BROADLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

August 2003. Metal detecting. Field 4.
1 Iron Age, 3 Roman, 7 medieval and 4 post medieval coins.
1 post medieval jetton.
Iron Age/Roman, Middle Saxon, Late Saxon and post medieval metal objects (including Late Saxon silver gilded Thor's hammer pendant).
Late Saxon finds outstanding in number and quantity.
See lists and map in file.
The Late Saxon silver Thor's hammer pendant was submitted as potential Treasure (Treasure case 2003 T241), declared Treasure at inquest on 23 July 2004 and subsequently acquired by Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 2005.721). See (S1).
A. Rogerson (NLA), 18 July 2004 and E. Darch (NLA), 4 November 2004. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 6 May 2020.

29 August 2004. Metal detecting. Discovery Tours Field 10.
One medieval and two post medieval coins.
Late Saxon, medieval and post medieval metal objects.
See lists n file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 3 February 2006.

August 2012. Discovery Tours.
Medieval silver ?mount (in shape of letter 'A').
Details of other objects to follow.
The medieval silver mount was reported as potential Treasure (Treasure case 2012 T635), declared Treasure at inquest on 22 April 2013 and acquired by Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 2013.243).
E. Darch (HES), 23 April 2013 and E. Darch (HES), 17 October 2013. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 14 June 2020.

24 February 2016. Metal-detecting. Discovery Tours, Field 22.
Finds recorded by HES on the PAS database [1]:
DT022016 - PAS details to follow.
Information from PAS import.
Finds identified by I. Riddler:
Details to follow.
A. Beckham (HES), 14 April 2016.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon to Late Saxon - 651 AD to 1065 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

  • COIN (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Middle Saxon to Late Saxon - 651 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • PENDANT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • STIRRUP (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • STRAP END (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BROOCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS PENDANT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOUNT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP END (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • THIMBLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CROTAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FERRULE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • JETTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAINER (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • VESSEL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Unpublished Document: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 2004. Treasure Annual Report 2003. pp 74-75; No 98; Fig 98.
---Publication: British Museum. 2014. Treasure Act Annual Report 2012. p 41.
---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Map: Finder's Map..
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Coroner's Report.

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