Record Details

NHER Number:24046
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period finds

Summary

Metal-detecting between 1987 and 2005 recovered a variety of finds including Roman, medieval and medieval/post-medieval pottery sherds; Roman, medieval and post-medieval coins; a post-medieval token and a range of other metal objects. These metal finds include a Roman cosmetic palette; and Early Saxon mount; a medieval seal matrix, thimble, spur and copper alloy pin; a ?medieval weight and medieval to post-medieval dress accessories.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 41 92
Map Sheet:TM49SW
Parish:GILLINGHAM, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Summer 1987. Metal-detecting.
Field north-east of Gillingham roundabout.
Medieval bronze enamelled buckle plate.
Information from [1].
Four medieval sherds unglazed pottery.
One sherd late medieval transitional.
Roman bronze crescentic palette, (S1).
Information from [2].
Three hammered silver coins: Edward I penny Canterbury mint, Edward III penny, London mint, Henry VI groat, Calais mint.
Information from [3].
A. Gregory (NAU), 7 October 1987.

Autumn 1988. Metal-detecting.
Bronze circular seal matrix with facetted handle ending in openwork quatrefoil and broken suspension loop 14th century S'D LASERE..VCE DE POGES.
Information from [4].
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM).
A. Rogerson (NAU), November 1988.

19 August 1990. Metal-detecting.
Gorleston Metal Detectorists rally site.
Roman sherd and five coins.
Early Saxon gilded copper alloy ?Style II mount. See Polaroid (S2).
See form in file.
Medieval (S3) and post medieval coins and metalwork.
See details in file.
D. Gurney (NAU), 23 August 1990.

Before 30 April 2005. Metal-detecting.
Brought in on 'Fabulous Finds Day' held Saturday 30 April.
1 ?medieval ?copper alloy (possibly leaded) square weight. Cross on front with out-turned bifurcated ends on front and circular indentation on reverse.
Identified by H. Geake (NLA), see record sheet in file [5].
P. Watkins (HES), 19 April 2019.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PALETTE (COSMETIC) (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • MOUNT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN WEIGHT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SEAL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SPUR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • THIMBLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOKEN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1539 AD?)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • THIMBLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Photograph: EUQ 1-2, EWE 36,7, FTJ 12-13.
<S1>Illustration: Curgay, T.. 1987. Sketch of a Roman cosmetic palette.. Film. 1:1.
<S2>Photograph: NCC Find Identification and Recording Service. c. 1975-2000. HES Find Polaroid Collection. HES Find Polaroid Collection. polaroid. black and white.
<S3>Illustration: Gurney, D.. 1990. Sketch of a medieval bronze pin.. Paper. 1:1.

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