Record Details

NHER Number:25418
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period finds

Summary

Metal-detecting between 1989 and 2013 recovered undatable prehistoric, ?Lower Palaeolithic, Early Neolithic and Neolithic worked flints; Iron Age to Middle Saxon and medieval to post-medieval pottery sherds; Roman, medieval and post-medieval coins; a post-medieval jetton and token and Roman to post-medieval and undatable metal objects. The metal finds include a Roman/Early Saxon strap fitting; Early Saxon brooch fragments, buckle, wrist-clasp eye-plate and girdle hanger; a ?Late Saxon silver ingot; medieval to post-medieval dress accessories; medieval lead weights and a copper alloy vessel fragment; medieval/post-medieval skimmer, copper alloy vessel fragments and lead weights; post-medieval coin weight, spur, tap, crotal bells, lead cloth seal, lead weights and lead musket balls and undatable copper alloy casting waste.

Images

  • Early Saxon buckle from NHER 25418  © Norfolk County Council
  • Early Saxon sleeve clasp from NHER 25418  © Norfolk County Council
  • Post-medieval sword belt from NHER 25418  © Norfolk County Council

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TM19SW
Parish:BUNWELL, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

February 1989. Fieldwalking. Southwest side of Turnpike.
Middle Saxon? Base sherd.
Two medieval sherds including one rim.

Metal detecting.
16th-17th century copper alloy button, similar to Amsterdam.
I.D. S. Margeson (NCM), 6 February 1989.
W. Milligan (NCM), 3 March 1989.

Before 12 July 2004. Metal detecting, site extended.
One post medieval coin.
Medieval, post medieval and undatable metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 5 November 2004.

Before 20 June 2005. Metal detecting.
Neolithic flints.
Two Roman, one medieval and two post medieval coins.
Iron Age, Roman, Middle Saxon, medieval and post medieval sherds.
Early Saxon, ?Late Saxon, medieval, post medieval and undatable metal objects.
Finds include a ?Late Saxon discoidal silver object initially identified as an ingot but perhaps more likely to be a weight. This silver object was acquired by Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 2006.476)
See lists and (S1), (S2), (S3) and (S4) in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 5 November 2005 and E. Rose (NLA), 5 January 2006. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 10 May 2020.

Before 17 July 2006. Metal detecting.
Prehistoric flints.
Roman, Middle Saxon, medieval and post medieval sherds.
Early Saxon brooch.
Medieval and post medieval metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 11 November 2006.

Before 26 March 2007. Metal-detecting.
From northern part:
1 Early Neolithic flint laurel leaf and 3 blade segments.
2 Iron Age pottery sherds.
10 Iron Age/Early Saxon pottery sherd.
11 Roman pottery sherds (greyware).
2 ?Roman pottery sherds.
1 Early Saxon girdle hanger.
1 Middle Saxon pottery sherd (pimply Ipswich).
1 medieval coin and 2 pottery sherds (unglazed).
1 medieval/post-medieval skimmer and 3 copper alloy vessel fragments.
3 post-medieval coins, 1 jetton, 1 buckle, 5 buttons, 2 lead buttons, 1 harness mount/belt mount, 1 crotal bell and 1 lead weight.

From central part:
1 ?Lower Palaeolithic reutilised flint flake (retouch more recent, suggesting reuse of an old flake).
1 medieval coin and 1 copper alloy ring.
1 medieval/post-medieval pottery sherd (LMT).
2 post-medieval coins, 2 pottery sherds (Glazed Red Earthenware), 2 buckles and 1 button.

From southern part:
1 medieval buckle.
1 post-medieval button, 1 crotal bell and 1 lead weight.
1 undatable lump of copper alloy casting waste.

Flints identified by P. Robins (NCM), numismatic items by A. Marsden (NLA) and other objects by A. Rogerson (NLA). See list and descriptions in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 18 May 2007. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 23 June 2014.

Before 30 June 2008. Metal detecting.
Iron Age, Romano-British and Middle Saxon sherds; 4th-5th century belt fitting; Medieval/Post-Medieval rivet; Post-Medieval coin.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 26 September 2008.

March-October 2013. Metal-detecting. [2].
Neolithic/Bronze Age flint debitage.
1 Roman pottery sherd.
Early Saxon buckle and wrist-clasp eye-plate.
1 Early/Middle Saxon pottery sherd.
Medieval copper alloy vessel fragment.
Medieval/post-medieval weight.
1 post-medieval coin, a button, crotal bell and possible sword belt fitting.
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 6 February 2014.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Lower Palaeolithic to Middle Palaeolithic - 1000000 BC? to 40001 BC?)
  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Neolithic - 4000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman to Early Saxon - 43 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon to Middle Saxon - 410 AD to 850 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • CASTING WASTE (Unknown date)
  • CASTING WASTE (Unknown date)
  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Unknown date)
  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Unknown date)
  • WEIGHT (Unknown date)
  • FLAKE (Lower Palaeolithic to Middle Palaeolithic - 500000 BC? to 40001 BC?)
  • BLADE (Early Neolithic - 4000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • BLADE (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)
  • FLAKE (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FLAKE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • LAUREL LEAF (Early Neolithic - 4000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • RETOUCHED FLAKE (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • RETOUCHED FLAKE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD?)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD? to 409 AD?)
  • STRAP FITTING (Roman to Early Saxon - 43 AD to 650 AD)
  • POT (Early Saxon to Middle Saxon - 410 AD to 720 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • GIRDLE HANGER (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • SLEEVE CLASP (Early Saxon - 480 AD to 500 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Early Saxon to Middle Saxon - 500 AD to 700 AD)
  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • INGOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • RING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • RING (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SIEVE (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SKIMMER (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SPINDLE WHORL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP END (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Medieval to 16th Century - 1200 AD to 1600 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval - 1400 AD to 1500 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUTTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUTTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUTTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUTTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CLOTH SEAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN WEIGHT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CROTAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CROTAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • JETTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • MOUNT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • MUSKET BALL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • ROWEL SPUR (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TAP (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • VESSEL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUTTON (16th Century to 18th Century - 1550 AD to 1800 AD)
  • CROTAL (16th Century to 18th Century - 1550 AD to 1800 AD)
  • SWORD BELT (16th Century to 17th Century - 1550 AD to 1700 AD)
  • COIN (17th Century - 1625 AD to 1634 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Unpublished Document: Department for Culture, Media and Sport and British Museum. 2008. Treasure Annual Report 2005/6. p 84; No 231; Fig 231.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
<S2>Photograph: NCC Find Identification and Recording Service. c. 1975-2000. HES Find Polaroid Collection. HES Find Polaroid Collection. polaroid. black and white.
<S3>Photograph: NLA. Finds Photograph.
<S4>Map: Finder's Map..

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