Record Details

NHER Number:25431
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period finds

Summary

Metal detecting recovered four Roman coins, a possible medieval copper alloy human head and the tip of a Bronze Age copper alloy spearhead. The human head may have been part of a knife handle.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 40 92
Map Sheet:TM49SW
Parish:GILLINGHAM, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

20 August 1989. Found with metal detecting. Gorleston Metal Detectorists Club rally car park.
Four Roman coins: sestertii of Antoninus Pius, Marcus Aurelius, Faustina I and II.
See coin list in file.
Medieval? bronze human head, from knife handle? No details, (S1).
Tip of Bronze Age spearhead.
D. Gurney (NAU), 25 August 1989

For a similar miniature head, see Weybourne NHER 31088.
D. Gurney (NLA), 19 January 1996.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • FIGURINE (Undated)
  • KNIFE (Undated)
  • SPEAR (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FIGURINE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • KNIFE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Photograph: FHR21-28.
<S1>Illustration: White, S.. 1989. Drawing of a medieval bronze human head from knife handle.. Paper. 2:1.

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