Record Details

NHER Number:24254
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period finds and Early Saxon cemetery

Summary

Metal-detecting between 1987 and 2013 recovered Roman pottery sherds; Late Iron Age, Roman and medieval coins; medieval and post-medieval tokens; a post-medieval jetton and undated, Bronze Age, Roman, Early Saxon and medieval metal objects. The metal finds include a Late Bronze Age socketed axehead; a Roman buckle, brooch, finger ring and strap fitting; Early Saxon brooches, buckles, a knife, strap fitting and unidentified object and medieval dress accessories and a bronze leather stamp.
The number of Early Saxon finds plus undated lumps of melted copper alloy suggest that this is the site of an Early Saxon cremation cemetery.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TM49SW
Parish:GILLINGHAM, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Autumn to Winter 1987 to 1988. Metal detecting finds from areas variously ploughed, cultivated and still under stubble. In fields between Gillingham roundabout and Winston Hall.
Roman coins, Early Saxon metal objects including possible cremation grave goods.
Anglo Saxon cemetery site?
Medieval coin and medieval/post medieval object.
Late Bronze Age socketed spearhead.

Context 1.
Fragment of melted bronze with unburnt loop protruding.
Information from [1].

Context 1.
Early Saxon, Roman and miscellaneous metal detected finds.
Information from [2].

Contexts 2 to 6.
Individually located metal detected finds.
Information as above.
A. Gregory (NAU), 6 January 1988.

December to January 1987 to 1988. Further metal detecting finds.
Contexts 7 to 10.
Individually located Roman and Early Saxon finds.
Information from [3].
A. Gregory (NAU), 13 January 1988.

Contexts 11 to 16.
Individually located Roman, Early Saxon and medieval finds.
Information from [1] and [2].
A. Gregory (NAU), 24 February 1988.

March 1991. Metal detecting finds.
Roman brooches, medieval and post medieval metalwork and tokens.
D. Gurney (NLA), 4 April 1991

February 1992. Metal detecting.
Early Saxon, medieval metalwork
J. A. Davies (NCM), 27 April 1992.

30 April 2012. Metal-detecting. [4].
1 Late Iron Age coin.
6 Roman coins and a finger ring.
1 post-medieval jetton.
These objects were previously recorded under NHER 58676.
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 16 October 2012.

July 2013. Metal-detecting. [4].
1 Roman coin.
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 5 September 2013.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Undated)
  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Iron Age - 100 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • CEMETERY (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)
  • CREMATION (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 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

  • DRESS COMPONENT (Undated)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Undated)
  • SOCKETED AXEHEAD (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • COIN (Late Iron Age - 1 AD to 42 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Roman - 43 AD to 300 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 202 AD to 210 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 321 AD to 323 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 322 AD to 325 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 323 AD to 324 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 330 AD to 335 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 330 AD to 402 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 348 AD to 350 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • KNIFE (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PERSONAL ORNAMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STAMP (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOKEN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • JETTON (17th Century - 1612 AD to 1651 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Illustration: Finds Illustrations.
---Map: Finder's Map..
---Photograph: NCC Find Identification and Recording Service. c. 1975-2000. HES Find Polaroid Collection. HES Find Polaroid Collection. polaroid. black and white.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Photograph: EQS 10-37, FNN5-15, POL24-25, GYD 17-20.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.

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