Record Details

NHER Number:28665
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Roman and medieval to post-medieval finds


Metal-detecting between 1991 and 2019 recovered Roman pottery sherds; Roman and medieval coins and post-medieval tokens; as well as Roman and Late Saxon to post-medieval metal objects. The metal finds include a Roman brooch; a Late Saxon imported 10th century Viking disc brooch; medieval to post-medieval dress accessories; a medieval gilt harness pendant in the form of a lion, a 16th century decorated hooked tag and a post medieval child's thimble and coin weight.


  • An imported 10th century Viking disc brooch from Keswick.  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service


Grid Reference:TG 21 04
Map Sheet:TG20SW

Full description

June 1991. Found in field south of All Saints Church
Bronze convex disc brooch (S1), Viking import, 10th century. Decorated with three animal heads in spandrels of triangle, with central beaded concentric circles. H-shaped lug, damaged catch-plate and loop for pendant on reverse. Like Ingmar Jansson type IID.
See drawing (S1), polaroid (S2), photographs (S3) and thesis (S4).
Roman plated denarius- Tiberius- See list in file.
Information from [1].
S. Margeson (NCM), 24 July 1991. Amended by A. Beckham (HES), 20 January 2020.

September 1992. Metal detecting find.
Medieval gilt bronze harness pendant in form of moulded lion rampant. Nicest ever seen.
See (S1).
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM), 22 October 1992.
W. Milligan (NCM), 22 October 1992.

February 1993. Metal detecting finds.
Three Roman coins. See list in file.
Henry III cut halfpenny and Charles I farthing token.
Identified by J. Davies (NCM).
Colchester derivative ?Polden Hill ?before AD 100.
Identified by D. Mackreth, March 1993.
?Early post medieval sword belt fitting?
16th century hooked tag, rosettes in central roundel surrounded by seven dished petals as a border, moulded edges.
See (S1).
Post medieval child's thimble.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM) June 1993.
Chevron decorated object ?date/use.
W. Milligan (NCM), 23 February 1993.

Part of large scatter NHER 32108.

August 2019. Metal-detecting. [1].
1 Roman pottery sherd.
Medieval buckle.
1 post-medieval token and a coin weight.
Information from PAS import.
E. McDonald (HES), 1 April 2020.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • 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

  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 100 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 200 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • HARNESS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1247 AD to 1250 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1300 AD to 1400 AD)
  • DRESS COMPONENT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING? (16th Century to 18th Century - 1540 AD? to 1750 AD?)
  • THIMBLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN WEIGHT (17th Century - 1625 AD to 1642 AD)
  • TOKEN (17th Century - 1625 AD to 1634 AD)
  • TOKEN (17th Century - 1650 AD to 1660 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Thesis: Hillier, F. 2003. Report of Field Walking Exercises, Chuch Field, Keswick.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: Penn, K.. 1991. Drawing of a Late Saxon disc brooch.. Film. 2:1.
<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: 1995. LCS 32-34, Late Saxon disc brooch.
<S4>Thesis: Richardson, C. 1993. The Borre Style in the British Isles and Ireland. A Re-assessment. p 22.

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32108Related to: Multi-period finds (Find Spot)

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