Record Details

NHER Number:37441
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Hoard of Late Saxon pennies


A hoard of Late Saxon pennies, many of which were fused together and illegible, was found here by metal detecting. A medieval coin, a medieval to post medieval gaming piece, a post medieval dagger pommel, a post medieval toy shoe and a post medieval coin were also found.

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Map Sheet:TG12NE

Full description

September 2002. Metal detecting.
Clutch of three Late Saxon pennies, with fragments of at least three others, fused together.
Two coins identified are an imitation of Edward Elder (901-924) and another imitation, probably of the same.
Submitted for consideration as Treasure.
See list, photocopy of Treasure receipt and e-mail in file.
Acquired by Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 2005.358).
A. Rogerson (NLA), 15 October 2002. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 7 May 2020.

March/April 2003. Metal detecting.
?Early post medieval copper alloy ?dagger pommel, circular (diameter. 33mm, 10mm thick), cast in the round, heavily gadrooned with eight prominent radiating lobed ribs with pairs of smaller angular ribs between, recessed central circle (on both sides) with square perforation. See polaroids of examples from NHER 22343 Burgh Castle and NHER 37301 Colkirk.
Late medieval or early post medieval copper alloy gaming counter, circular sectioned peg (diameter 3mm) with transverse groove below finial, two widely spaced transverse ribs (diameter 5mm) in centre and lower section tapering towards broken point, length (at least) 29mm.
Identified by S.J. Ashley (NLA).
A. Rogerson (NLA), 25 May 2003.

Of the four or five coins in the hoard, two are identified as contemporary imitations of Edward the Elder types (899-924).
See report by [1] of British Museum in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 4 April 2003.

July/August 2004.
One post medieval coin.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 9 September 2004.

August/September 2005. Metal detecting.
Medieval coin.
Post medieval silver toy shoe.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 19 October 2005.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon to 19th Century - 851 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • COIN (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • COIN HOARD (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • GAMING PIECE (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • DAGGER (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOY (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Unpublished Document: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 2003. Treasure Annual Report 2002. p 138; No 215; Fig 215.
---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Photograph: 2002. KTK 33-37, Three Late Saxon fused coins..
---Secondary File: Secondary File.

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