Record Details

NHER Number:22067
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period finds


A medieval pottery cresset lamp with a 4th century AD silver ring and two 19th century hat pins inside it was found by a metal detectorist. A Roman stud, three Middle Saxon pins and an undated silver wire fragment were found in the same area. The wire may have been part of a fastener.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 75 97
Map Sheet:TL79NE

Full description

1983. Metal detecting and fieldwalking.
Sherd with red surface and grey core, strong curve and traces of point.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM) as cresset lamp to rest in stand or stick in ground. Medieval.

Within this, states finder, were found:
Ring, finger; silver, 4th century with mark of soldered plate on bezel, (S1).
Identified by C. Johns (Department of Prehistoric and Romano British Antiquities, British Museum).
Two pins: British Museum, Museum of Mankind and V&A all say 19th century hatpins, not silver.

In same area, but separate finds, were:
Pin, silver with perforated head, thin tiny crescent attached to head by wire loop through perforation. Roman or Middle Saxon? S. Margeson (NCM) says more probably Middle Saxon. See (S2).
Two pins, both probably 8th century AD - one copper alloy, one silver facetted heads, length 3cm (bent) and 2cm. Identified by S. Margeson (NCM).
Silver wire fragment, part of fastener?, less than 1cm long. Undated. Objects seen KLM etc 1985.
E. M. James (KLM), 28 September and 10 December 1985.

December 1983.
Apparently found at same time as other objects but not brought to KLM until a couple of days after others (12 December
Roman stud, oval, 4cm by 2.2cm. Silvered copper alloy. For attachment to leather, probably harness. Square sectioned pin in centre, blunt ended.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • FINGER RING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • HARNESS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STUD (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PIN (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • LAMP (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: Ring CUN 1-19.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: Spalding, H. 1985. Drawing of a Roman finger ring.. Card. 2:1.
<S2>Slide: Various. Slide. KLM.

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