Record Details

NHER Number:9382
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Iron Age/Roman, Late Saxon and medieval finds


In 1949 Medieval pottery sherds and burnt flints were recovered as stray finds, while metal-detecting in 1987 recovered an Iron Age or Roman terret and a Late Saxon nummular brooch designed as an imitation Roman coin.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 16 05
Map Sheet:TG10NE

Full description

1949. West of White House Farm.
2 sherds of glazed late medieval pottery with heap of calcined flints.
R.R. Clarke (NCM)

5 August 1987. Wilcon Development found with metaldetecting.
Late Iron Age/early Roman terret, dropped bar type, compare with example in (S1).
Photos NAU and NCM.
Late Saxon copper alloy disc brooch, coin prototype of House of Theodosius rather than House of Constantius, or via Louis the Pious. Reidentified as House of Valentinian.
See details in file, correspondence (S3) and polaroid Nos. 3599 and 4446.
Identified by A. Gregory (NAU), S. Margeson (NCM) and M. Archibald (British Museum (Coins and Medals)).
W. Milligan (NCM) 7 August 1987 (to NAU) October 1987.

(S2) has '1987 dark earth, pot boilers'.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Early Iron Age to Roman - 800 BC to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • HARNESS (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • HARNESS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT BOILER (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Article in Serial: Margeson, S. 1992. Middle and Late Saxon Norfolk. The Annual. Vol 1, pp 29-36.
---Unpublished Document: Archibald, M. 1987. Notes and correspondence about coins and pseudo-coin brooches sent to the British Museum.
---Photograph: NLA. Finds Photograph.
---Photograph: NCC Find Identification and Recording Service. c. 1975-2000. HES Find Polaroid Collection. HES Find Polaroid Collection. polaroid. black and white.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 10 NE 49.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Correspondence: Archibald, M.. 1987. Letter. 21 September.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Hethersett.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Photograph: EDK 21-30.
<S1>Monograph: McGregor, M.. 1976. Early Celtic Art in North Britain.. p 41. No 59.
<S2>Map: NCM. NCM Record Map.
<S3>Correspondence: British Museum. 1987. Correspondence between a member of British Museum staff and S. Margeson regarding Middle Saxon pseudo-coin brooches. 3 December.

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