Record Details

NHER Number:5663
Type of record:Monument
Name:Santon Late Iron Age and Roman hoard

Summary

A hoard of Late Iron Age and Roman objects was found in 1897. It was originally recorded as coming from Suffolk but is now thought to have been found in Santon. The hoard contains mid 1st century copper alloy and iron metalwork including smiths' tools, scrap metal, offcuts and unfinished new and renovated articles including ten brooches. Amongst the pieces are three fragments of Roman armour.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TL88NW
Parish:LYNFORD, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

1897.
Important hoard of late Iron Age/early Roman metalwork in bronze.
Cauldron, originally ascribed to Santon Downham, Suffolk in error.
Possibly the same as a reported 'burial in armour'.
See details and list of references in file.
E. Rose (NAU), 17 May 1990.

Hoard of mid 1st century metalwork includes smiths tools, scrap metal, offcuts and unfinished new and renovated articles including ten brooches. Amongst the pieces are three fragments of Roman armour.
See (S1).
M. Dennis (NLA), 23 May 2006.

Monument Types

  • INHUMATION (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ARMOUR (Undated)
  • ARMOUR (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • BOX (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • BRIDLE BIT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • BROOCH (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • CAULDRON (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • FERRULE (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • HARNESS (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • HOARD (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • LINCH PIN (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • PLATE (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • ARMOUR (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BALANCE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BUCKET (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • CAULDRON (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • HOARD (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • HOARD (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PICK (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STEELYARD WEIGHT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • VESSEL (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Article in Serial: Clarke, R. R. 1934. A Roman Site at Santon. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXV Pt II pp 202-206. p 206.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TL 88 NW 21.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Article in Serial: Smith, R. A. 1909. A Hoard of Metal Found at Santon Downham, Suffolk. Proceedings of the Cambridge Antiqarian Society. XIII (New Series Vol VII) pp 146-163.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Roman. Lynford [3].
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Miscellaneous. Lynford (Santon).
<S1>Article in Serial: Spratling, M.. 1975. Fragments of lorica segmentata in the hoard from Santon, Norfolk.. Britannia. Volume VI, pp 206-207.
<S2>Unpublished Document: Spratling, M.. 2009. The Santon Hoard reconsidered: a rich burial of the mid-first century AD from Norfolk.
<S2>Unpublished Document: Spratling, M.. 1966. The Santon Hoard reconsidered: a rich burial of the mid-first century AD from Norfolk.

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