Record Details

NHER Number:25090
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Late Saxon coin hoard

Summary

Metal detecting during a token finding rally recovered a medieval lead ampulla and a silver coin of Elizabeth I dated to 1562. This may be the find spot of a Late Saxon coin hoard. A lake was dug in the centre of the field and the spoil dumped at NHER 22467. Later a hoard of Saxon coins was found within the spoil.

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Location

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

Full description

23 October 1988. Found during metal detecting competition designed to locate hidden 'tokens'. [1]
Medieval pilgrim ampulla.
Silver coin of Elizabeth I 1562.
Location of field from [1], who also says that the coin hoard from site NHER 22467 was really found by a digger driver excavating a lake in the centre of this field; the spoil was dumped at NHER 22467.
Information from D. Gurney (NLA).
This needs further investigation as it seems a strange place to dump soil from this field.
E. Rose (NAU), 13 February 1989.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • COIN (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • COIN HOARD (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • AMPULLA (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1988. Treasure haul for champion detectors. 24 October.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.

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