Record Details

NHER Number:33036
Type of record:Monument
Name:Multi-period finds

Summary

Metal-detecting between 1997 and 1998 and again in 2006 recovered Late Mesolithic/Early Neolithic and Early Neolithic worked flints; a small Middle Saxon coin hoard; medieval and post-medieval coins; post-medieval jettons and Roman to post-medieval metal objects. The metal finds include Roman brooches and hairpin; an Early Saxon brooch; a Late Saxon strap end and bridle cheek piece; a Late Saxon/medieval padlock; medieval to post-medieval dress accessories including a medieval silver brooch and silver finger ring; a medieval silver seal matrix, horse-harness pendant, spurs, copper alloy vessel leg and lead spindle whorls and a post-medieval pin and lead cloth seals.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TG03NW
Parish:BRINTON, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Pre 22 April 1997. Metal-detecting.
1 Late Mesolithic/Early Neolithic flint blade core.
1 Early Neolithic flint leaf arrowhead.
2 Roman brooches.
1 Early Saxon cruciform brooch fragment.
1 Middle Saxon copper alloy pin.
7 medieval coins, 1 silver brooch, 1 silver finger ring, 1 silver seal matrix (S5), 1 horse-harness pendant (S1), 1 button, 1 strap/belt mount, 2 ?strap end, 5 buckles, 1 spur, 1 copper alloy vessel leg, 2 lead spindle whorls and 1 lead alloy unidentified object.
1 ?medieval ?lead weight.
1 medieval/post-medieval hooked tag.
1 post medieval jetton, 1 bell, 1 bell/vessel fragment, 1 buckle, 1 pin, 1 lead cloth seal and 1 lead ?powder-charge cap.
3 undatable lead vessel repairs/plugs and 1 ?weight.
Flints identified by P. Robins (NCM), coins by J. Davies (NCM) and other objects by V. Fryer (NCM). See list and descriptions in file. Medieval harness pendant also included in (S2).
V. Fryer (NCM) 22 April 1997. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 30 June 2014.

1997. Metal detecting.
1 Middle Saxon coin hoard comprising 5 coins.
Identified by J. Davies (NCM), see list and descriptions in file. See press cutting (S3).
V. Fryer (NCM) 29 May 1997. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 30 June 2014.

1998. Metal-detecting.
1 Early Neolithic flint core.
1 Roman copper alloy hairpin.
1 Late Saxon strap end.
1 Late Saxon/medieval barrel padlock.
1 medieval coin, 1 mount and 2 buckles.
1 ?medieval spur terminal and 1 writing lead.
1 post-medieval jetton, 1 belt/harness mount, 1 buckle, 1 sword-harness hook (or similar), 1 bell and 1 lead cloth seal.
Flint identified by P. Robins (NCM), numismatic items by J. Davies (NCM) and other objects by H. Geake (NLA). See list and descriptions in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 4 October 1999. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 30 June 2014.

Before 24 July 2006. Metal-detecting.
1 Roman brooch.
1 Roman/Early Saxon buckle.
1 Late Saxon ?bridle cheek-piece. See drawing (S4).
Identified by A. Rogerson (NLA), see list and descriptions in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 20 October 2006. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 30 June 2014.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Late Mesolithic to Early Neolithic - 7000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Neolithic - 4000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman to Early Saxon - 43 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon to Medieval - 851 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BLADE CORE (Late Mesolithic to Early Neolithic - 7000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • CORE (Early Neolithic - 4000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • LEAF ARROWHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Roman to Early Saxon - 43 AD to 650 AD)
  • HAIR PIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • COIN (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • COIN HOARD (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • PIN (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • BARREL PADLOCK (Late Saxon to Medieval - 851 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BRIDLE BIT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • STRAP END (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BROOCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUTTON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS PENDANT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HOOKED TAG (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • MOUNT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SEAL MATRIX (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SPINDLE WHORL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SPUR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SPUR (Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1539 AD?)
  • STRAP END? (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STYLUS? (Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1539 AD?)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WEIGHT? (Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1539 AD?)
  • BELL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BELL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CLOTH SEAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CLOTH SEAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • JETTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • JETTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT MEND? (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POWDER MEASURE? (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SWORD BELT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • VESSEL? (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WEIGHT? (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: NLA. Finds Photograph.
---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: Ashley, S.. 1997. Drawing of a medieval horse harness pendant.. Film. 1:1.
<S2>Monograph: Ashley, S. 2002. Medieval Armorial Horse Furniture in Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 101.
<S3>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1997. Monument to treasure for two detectors. 5 August.
<S4>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2006. Drawing of a Late Saxon copper alloy openwork object possible bridle cheek piece.. Film. 2:1.
<S5>Article in Serial: Geake, H., Rogerson, A. and Ashley, S. 1999. Medieval Seal Matrices from Norfolk, 1996-1998. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLIII Pt II pp 353-358. no 9, p 354.

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