Record Details

NHER Number:28271
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Roman and post medieval finds


Metal-detecting between 1988 and 1990 and a systematic fieldwalking and metal-detecting survey of part of this field in 2007 recovered a range of object including prehistoric worked flints; Roman pottery sherds; Roman and post-medieval coins, a post-medieval jetton and a number of other post-medieval and undated metal objects. These metal finds include a post-medieval copper alloy finger ring, buckle, possible George III copper alloy gaming counter, thimbles and a lead trading weight.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 18 15
Map Sheet:TG11NE

Full description

ovember 1988. Metal-detecting.
Found in easternmost part of field at [1]:
Bronze circular decorated object - a button?.
Bronze decorated object, perhaps a 'plate'.
Previously recorded as NHER 25097.
W. Milligan (NCM), 21 November 1989.

November 1990. Metal-detecting.
Found in northernmost part of field in vicinity of [1] (Context 1).
1 Roman coin (3rd century). See form in file.
1 post-medieval coin (Norwich farthing 1668), 1 Hans Krauwinckel jetton, 1 George III copper alloy cast medalet or gaming counter and 1 copper alloy finger ring.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM) and D. Gurney (NAU), 15 November 1990. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 5 July 2019.

October 2007. Systematic Fieldwalking and Metal-detecting Survey.
Field survey on proposed route of Norwich Northern Distributor Road (Field 19).
Finds recovered included:
15 prehistoric worked flints.
2 Roman pottery sherds.
1 post-medieval coin, 2 thimbles, 1 buckle, 1 fastening and 1 lead trade weight.
1 undatable lead unidentified object and 1 lead waste fragment.
See reports (S1) and (S2) for further details. It should be noted that the figures in (S2) incorrectly place the majority of these finds in the field to the west (which was designated Field 18A and does not appear to have been examined)
Previously recorded under NHER 51048.
A. Cattermole (NLA), 17 September 2009. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 5 July 2019.

This site was expanded to the whole field in July 2019, following the addition of the finds previously recorded under NHER 25097 and NHER 51048 [3].
P. Watkins (HES), 5 July 2019.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BUTTON (Undated)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Unknown date)
  • WASTE (Unknown date)
  • FLAKE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • GAMING PIECE? (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • JETTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • THIMBLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Contractor Report: Trimble, G. 2008. Norwich Northern Distributor Route. Fieldwalking and metal detector survey - Interim statement. NAU Archaeology. 1213.
<S2>Unpublished Contractor Report: Morgan, S. and Hoggett, R. 2008. Norwich Northern Distributor Route: Fieldwalking and Metal-detecting Survey. NAU Archaeology. 1369.

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