Record Details

NHER Number:32044
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period metal and pottery finds


Metal detecting in 1996 recovered an Early Saxon gold ornament. Surface finds in the area consisted of Iron Age, Roman, Saxon and medieval pottery fragments.

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Map Sheet:TG03NW

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31 August/1 September 1996. Metal detecting.
Late Early Saxon gold bracteate. See (S1) for full details. See also (S2). Very close search in immediate surroundings failed to produce any other finds.
Surface finds in general area:
One body sherd hard, grey gritty pottery. Iron Age? Or Roman.
One jar rim and 4 body sherds Roman greyware.
One Thetford type jar rim.
One bowl rim and 2 body sherds medieval unglazed.
One base ?Glazed Grimston or ?Roman.
Pottery NCM.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 5 September 1996.

Part of large scatter NHER 34251.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Early Iron Age to Early Saxon - 800 BC to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon to Medieval - 851 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BRACTEATE (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Illustration: Finds Illustrations.
---Photograph: NLA. Finds Photograph.
---Article in Serial: Behr, C. 2010. New Bracteate Finds from Early Anglo-Saxon England. Medieval Archaeology. Vol LIV pp 34-88. pp 53-56.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Article in Monograph: Heizmann, W. & Axboe, M.. 2011. Die Goldbrakteaten der Volkerwanderungszeit - Auswertung und Neufunde. Erganzungsbande zum Reallexikon der Germanischen Altertumskunde. pp 893-1000. pp 936-7, Taf. 34-5.
<S2>X-ray: X-rays.

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