Record Details

NHER Number:22637
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period finds


Fieldwalking as part of the Fenland Survey recovered a few pieces of worked gunflint and fragments of medieval pot. A Roman enamelled disc brooch was found. Later metal detecting recovered an Early Bronze Age narrow flat axehead, two faces from Roman statuettes, medieval coins and jettons and a 15th century weight for an Angel. The Roman statuettes were of Minerva and a youth.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 72 94
Map Sheet:TL79SW

Full description

5 April 1988. Fenland fieldwalking.
Good weathered soil, part ploughed, part young cereal.
Context one. MTW FW.
Odd flints and one or two fragments of medieval pottery.
R. Silvester (NAU).

Flints are gunflint. F. Healy (NAU).

For full details of wares, flint types etc see (S1).

20 February 1986. Found on surface during work on arable land.
Context 2 at [1].
Roman circular bronze brooch, inlaid with blue and red enamel, much still in situ. Pin at back very bent. Domed at centre.
See (S2).
E.M. James (KLM), 25 April 1986.

December 1991. Metal detecting finds from Context 3 at [2].
Early Bronze Age narrow flat axe. Identified by A. Lawson (NAU), (S1) in file.
Jetton of southeast France. Dolphin type 1373 to 1415.
Henry VIII half groat. York mint 1485 to 1509.
15th century coin weight for an Angel. See (S2) in file.
Information from [1].
Coins identified by J. Davies (NCM).
J. Davies (NCM).

1992. Metal detecting finds. Context 4 at [3].
Bronze face of Minerva from a Roman statuette. Hair piled up in a stylised form above face. A helmet rest on back of the head.
Bronze face of a youth from a Roman statuette; very high quality workmanship of classical style.
See (S3).
J. Davies (NCM), 9 October 1992.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Early Bronze Age to 19th Century - 2350 BC to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • FLAT AXEHEAD (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FIGURINE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN WEIGHT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOKEN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • GUNFLINT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. MTW FW. FENS.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: Silvester, R. J. 1991. The Fenland Project, Number 4: The Wissey Embayment and the Fen Causeway, Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 52.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Archive: Fenland Folders.
<S2>Illustration: Finds Illustrations.
<S3>Photograph: NLA. Finds Photograph.
<S4>Photograph: NCC Find Identification and Recording Service. c. 1975-2000. HES Find Polaroid Collection. HES Find Polaroid Collection. polaroid. black and white.

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