Record Details

NHER Number:4345
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Iron Age coin


A gold Iron Age coin, found in the garden of Fincham Rectory in the roots of a tree, blown down in a gale in 1860. The coin bears the figure of a horseman, and was probably minted in France.

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Map Sheet:TF60NE

Full description

Found in 1860, west of church in rectory garden.
Gold coin of Morinic attribution (in fact Gallo-Belgic 'E') pierced on chain, with inscribed tag.
Weight nearly 1/4 oz. Obverse, blank. Reverse, 'Skeleton like figure of horse(man)'. 'Temp Julius Caesar, probably coined in France'.
See (S1).
R. R. Clarke (NCM)

(S2) (extract in file) records that the coin was found by an S. Bell, who found the coin in the roots of an old elm tree, blown down in 'a most fearful gale, such as none living can remember' in February 1860. Blyth paid Bell 12/6 for the coin.
S. Spooner (NLA) 22 November 2005

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)

Associated Finds

  • COIN (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • PENDANT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Article in Serial: Clarke, R. R. 1939. The Iron Age in Norfolk and Suffolk. The Archaeological Journal. Vol XCVI pp 1-113. p 104.
---Monograph: Blyth, W.. 1863. Historical Notices and Records of Fincham.. pp 95-96, illus opp p 95. p 95.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 60 NE 11.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Iron Age. Fincham.
<S1>Article in Serial: Clarke, R.R.. 1935. [unknown]. Numismatic Chronicle. Vol XV, p 628. Evans Type B8.
<S2>Unpublished Document: Blyth, W.. 1860. Manuscript diary.

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