Record Details

NHER Number:24324
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period metalwork (Burgh Castle, poorly located)


A Roman box handle, a needle which may have been part of a cosmetic palette, and part of a Late Saxon or medieval box have been recorded as being found at this site, although the exact nature of their discovery is unclear.

Images - none



Full description

Pre 1987. Location of find forgotten but may not have been fort area.
Part of Roman copper alloy casket handle.
Identified by A. Gregory (NAU)
W. Milligan (NAU) 3 November 1987.

Also shown with above, but it is not clear if they were found together or not.
Copper alloy needle that looks like a worn through cosmetic mortar, Roman?
Copper alloy foot from box in form of animal head, Late Saxon or medieval.
W. Milligan (NCM) 1 July 1988

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon to Medieval - 851 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BOX (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • NEEDLE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PALETTE (COSMETIC) (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BOX (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BOX (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---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.

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