Record Details

NHER Number:31561
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Roman, Early Saxon and medieval to post-medieval finds


Sporadic Metal-detecting between 1995 and 2016 recovered Roman and medieval coins; a post-medieval token and Roman, Early Saxon and medieval to post-medieval metal objects. The metal finds include Roman brooches; an Early Saxon cruciform brooch; a medieval buckle, horse harness pendant and swivel for a leash and a post-medieval lead toy gun.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 02 20
Map Sheet:TG02SW

Full description

August 1995. Metal detecting rally. Context 1 [1]. [3].
A Roman `fibulae' was allegedly found to the southeast of here at the rally.
The foot of an Early Saxon cruciform brooch was also recovered. It has an old break immediately above intact catchplate which has transverse grooved decoration. There are double half annulet stamps across the uppermost part, above the eyebrows and down the 'nose' from the eyes to divide the nostrils. The brooch also has triangular stamps in vertical rows next to facets towards the top and on the damaged terminal below the nostrils. Concave reverse below catchplate. See (S1).
A. Rogerson (NLA) 2 October 1995.

February 1997. Metal detecting. Context 2. [3].
Roman and medieval coins, a Roman brooch, a medieval horse harness pendant (S2), a fragment of a post medieval lead toygun, and a post medieval token were found.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 11 April 1997.

August 2014. Metal-detecting. Discovery Tours, Field 6. Site extended to whole field. [4].
DT082014 - Details to follow.
A. Beckham (HES), 14 October 2014.

23 February 2016. Metal-detecting. Discovery Tours, Field 14.
Finds recorded by HES on the PAS database [5]:
Medieval buckle and swivel from a leash.
Information from PAS import.
Finds identified by I. Riddler:
Details to follow.
A. Beckham (HES), 14 April 2016.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PENDANT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • LEASH (12th Century to 15th Century - 1200 AD to 1500 AD)
  • BUCKLE (13th Century to 14th Century - 1300 AD to 1400 AD)
  • JETTON (15th Century - 1415 AD to 1497 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOY (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (16th Century - 1561 AD to 1582 AD)
  • COIN (16th Century - 1591 AD to 1594 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Monograph: Ashley, S. 2002. Medieval Armorial Horse Furniture in Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 101.
---Photograph: 1995. LCM 31-32, Early Saxon cruciform brooch..
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Photograph: NLA. Finds Photograph.
<S2>Illustration: Finds Illustrations.

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