Record Details

NHER Number:21751
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Roman to medieval finds


Two Roman brooches, a small 6th century long brooch and a possible medieval square lead weight with traces of a raised animal motif on the front were found by a metal detectorist.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 75 97
Map Sheet:TL79NE

Full description

August 1985. Probably found whilst metal detecting? - not stated.
Small long brooch with headplate and bow remaining. Length 5cm, width of headplate 3cm. Incised lines round edge of headplate. Edge of catchplate gone. Iron remains in pin loop, 6th century. See (S1).
Square lead weight, 6cm, bevelled edge, one boss on back, traces of raised animal? motif on front. medieval? Finder 'has seen one from Breckland with raised A on front' and A. Gregory (NAU) knows of similar objects.
Two Roman fibulae reported but not seen.
E. M. James (KLM) 28 September 1985.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Slide: Various. Slide. KLM.

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