Record Details

NHER Number:2165
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Bronze Age gold bracelet


A gold Bronze Age cup ended bracelet was found on Fulmodestone Common around 1817. A gold shield and prehistoric worked stones may have been found at the same spot.

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Full description

Around 1820. From Fulmodeston Common.
Gold ornament 'like the handle of some vessel', 'probably an early torc' melted down. Stone implements found at same place.
Information from (S1) and [1].

Probably same as Bronze Age cloak fastener in Lord Hastings posession. Trumpet ended penannular 9cm (3 1/2 inches) across terminals. Irish type. In family since at least 1817.
See (S2).
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

(S3) says 'found with gold shield'.
E. Rose (NL:A).

(S4) called Melton Constable Estate.

S. Ashley (NLA) identified from (S2) as a Bronze Age cup ended bracelet.
M. Dennis (NLA), 14 December 2005.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Associated Finds

  • SHIELD (Undated)
  • WORKED OBJECT (Undated)
  • BRACELET (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • DRESS COMPONENT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • TORC (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 93 SE 18.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: Proudfoot, V.B.. 1955. The Downpatrick Gold Find.. p 39. p 39.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Fulmodestone.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Documentary Source: Manning, C. R. 1853. Catalogue of Antiquities found in the County of Norfolk.
<S2>Photograph: Ashley, H.. CM 155. Gold Bangle. Fulmodestone..
<S3>Publication: White. Norfolk.
<S4>Article in Serial: Clarke, R. R. 1951. Report of the Summer Meeting of the Institute at Norwich, 1949. Part I. Prehistoric, Roman, and Anglo-Saxon: Gold Ornaments of the Bronze Age from Norfolk. The Archaeological Journal. Vol CVI pp 57-58. pp 57-58; Pl IIB.

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