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Record ID: NMS-3BC812
Object type: COSMETIC PESTLE
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Very worn late Iron Age to Roman cosmetic pestle. Circular end-loop on the underside of the curving body of the rod. The oval cross-sectioned rod truncates with a smooth polished facet on its underside caused through extensive wear. There is an even dark green patina. Circa 100 BC-AD 300.
Created on: Thursday 21st March 2019
Last updated: Thursday 21st March 2019
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Record ID: NMS-3B4093
Object type: POT
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Abraded body sherd of hand built Iron Age pottery, quite hard, reduced to partly oxidised surfaces, profuse-ill sorted flint grits up to 3mm across, weight 15g, thickness 11 - 13mm, 8th century BC -mid 1st century AD.
Created on: Thursday 21st March 2019
Last updated: Thursday 21st March 2019
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Record ID: NMS-DAA36B
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of Late Iron Age to Roman terret ring dating to the period c. 100BC - AD 200. It comprises a rectangular strap loop, the upper bar now broken, possibly due to wear. It exhibits expanded oval mouldings at either end forming terminals to the loop. The loop projects upwards and terminates in an old break on either side. One arm is notably thicker and more rounded than the other.
Created on: Thursday 15th November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 19th March 2019
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Record ID: NMS-E5E79C
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete Iron Age/Roman Colchester type one-piece brooch, with forward-facing hook and broken spring, short wings, tapering oval-sectioned bow (4.5 x 3.5mm) with bent and broken terminal, catch-plate missing. Extant length 41mm. c.20-60 AD.
Created on: Thursday 5th January 2017
Last updated: Monday 18th March 2019
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Record ID: NMS-3D95A3
Object type: MUSICAL INSTRUMENT
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Parts of probably two musical rattles or sistra comprising complete and fragmentary wrought copper alloy hoops of varying sizes, each angled upwards towards the centre. The slightly convex upper surfaces have been polished while the generally more flat lower have been left unmodified. Found scattered within an area of c. 30m x c.6m. A close parallel, a conical arrangement of hoops recovered from a rich female grave of the 8th century BC at Macchiabate in Calabria, Southern Italy, was described as "a musical object consisting of nine concentric elements which turned around an internal …
Created on: Friday 16th December 2016
Last updated: Thursday 14th March 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Central Norfolk', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-8E7CFD
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete, worn and corroded Iron Age-Roman copper alloy Colchester type one-piece brooch, with forward-facing hook retaining a fragment of the broken chord, Damaged wings, rectangular-sectioned bow and stump of missing catch-plate on reverse. Length 47mm. Extant wingspan 10mm. c.20-c.75 AD.
Created on: Wednesday 13th March 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 13th March 2019
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Record ID: NMS-8BBC9C
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Incomplete Late Iron Age enamelled copper alloy strap fitting dating to the period c. 100 BC - AD 150. Quatrefoil in shape with a central domed boss. It exhibits a central circular recess filled with yellow champlev√© enamel surrounded by eight sub-triangular cells. The boss is surrounded by a circular recess containing traces of degraded enamel of uncertain original colour. On two sides is a projecting D-shaped petal, each with a D-shaped reserve divided into three triangular cells by two internal reserves. Two of the cells on each petal retain red enamel. The other two petals are elo…
Created on: Wednesday 24th January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 5th March 2019
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Record ID: NMS-EA6912
Object type: POT
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Three body sherds of Iron Age hand-built pottery, reduced, one with ill-sorted flint grits up to 1.5mm across and grey brown surfaces, one with pale brown exterior with few inclusions and sparse voids, one with grey brown exterior and various inclusions including limstone up to 6mm across. Weight 23g. 8th century BC - mid 1st century AD.
Created on: Tuesday 5th March 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 5th March 2019
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Record ID: NMS-59AFAB
Object type: POT
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Body sherd of Iron Age hand-built pottery, dark reduced with one partly oxidised surface, ill-sorted flint inclusions up to 2mm across, weight 4g, 8th century BC - mid 1st century AD.
Created on: Monday 5th December 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 5th March 2019
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Record ID: NMS-D2DE48
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Heavily worn fragment of a Late Iron Age - Roman Colchester brooch dating to the period c. AD 15 - 65. The head exhibits the stub of a flat rectangular wing projecting from either side and the stub of the integrally cast string mechanism projecting from the centre. The bow tapers back from the head, terminating in a worn break. The lower bow, foot and catchplate are missing.
Created on: Monday 4th March 2019
Last updated: Monday 4th March 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Field Dalling', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-6E6ED3
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper alloy Late Iron Age or early Roman mount, possibly a decorative shield clip or tankard mount, dating to the period c. 100 BC - AD 100. At the top it is rolled into a C-shape with a transverse gap at the back. Engraved with a slight horizontal line at the bottom with five longitudinal grooves radiating around the curve. Projecting from the centre is an expanding trapezoidal plate, bent at a right angle just behind the curved head. At the bottom is a square aperture which has been punched from the front to back. Similar in form to SWYOR-09BA81 which discusses a number of parallel…
Created on: Friday 17th August 2018
Last updated: Monday 25th February 2019
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Record ID: NMS-9B3764
Object type: SCABBARD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Late Iron Age or Roman cast copper alloy sword scabbard strap fastener, comprising a ring with an external median arris and convex inner face. Projecting from the side are two short curved spurs flanking a short concave-sided neck with rounded terminal. An acorn shaped knop or button projects at right angles from the terminal. The knop is decorated with an incised cross, radial line and broad groove at junction neck. There are bordering and transverse lines on the side of the neck. Multiple oblique incised lines form a band of ten chevrons and a lozenge on either side of the spurs and …
Created on: Wednesday 2nd May 2018
Last updated: Monday 25th February 2019
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Record ID: NMS-09056D
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper alloy strap fitting of Middle Iron Age to early Roman date (c. 150 BC - AD 100). It consists of two opposed concavo-convex teardrop shapes conjoined at the wider ends. Each teardrop exhibits a central ridge running from the pointed tip towards the centre at which point there is a crescentic aperture surrounding a central circular moulding. Each moulding exhibits a deep concentric groove creating a central domed pellet. Projecting from the reverse is a rectangular loop. A number of similar strap fittings have been recorded on the PAS database including: WMID-550E46 & YORYM-A…
Created on: Thursday 18th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 25th February 2019
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Record ID: NMS-4EFCC3
Object type: TOGGLE
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An Iron Age/Romano-British toggle, cast in the form of two cones flanking a biconvex moulding, with the remains of an iron loop inserted at the mid-point. For use in fastening bags, clothes or straps. The iron insertion can be compared with an example with convex ends from Marham (Norfolk Historic Environment Record no. 29231; PAS NMS-0299F5). It measures 15 x 11mm and dates from the 1st century AD.
Created on: Monday 6th September 2010
Last updated: Monday 25th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Warham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-B31E16
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragment originating from a terret ring of Lewis' 'simple' typeEdit, dating c. 100 BC- AD 100. Only slightly less than a quarter of the terret remains, the rest missing in old breaks. The fragment consists slightly over half the rectangular-sectioned strap bar and part of one side (circular sectioned) divided by a flared projection. Preserved in rather fresh condition with an even greenish patina, it survives to a width of 38.82mm between the side and truncated end of the strap bar, 23.33mm long down the surviving side, and 3.74mm thick at the mid-point of the strap bar. It weighs 19…
Created on: Monday 8th October 2018
Last updated: Thursday 21st February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Diss and Scole', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-21B127
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Late Iron Age to Early Roman copper alloy miniature terret ring dating to the period c. 100 BC - AD 100. A circular ring with rectangular cross-section; the circumference heavily abraded on both aides of the loop. Projecting from one edge is a trapezoidal loop, slightly narrower than the width of the band, with two flat faces.
Created on: Monday 1st October 2018
Last updated: Thursday 21st February 2019
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Record ID: NMS-5F4772
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fragment of late Iron Age to early Roman copper alloy terret, broken tapering round-sectioned ring, circular collar at the surviving end of a rectangular-sectioned attachment bar with rounded angles. Extant width 47mm. Extant height 42mm. Weighs 17.40g. 1st century BC/AD.
Created on: Friday 29th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 21st February 2019
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Record ID: NMS-B2B585
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Miniature harness fitting of probable Late Iron Age to Roman date (c. 150 BC - AD 50). A terret ring of Spratling's group V in form, however, on a miniature scale and far too small to be functional. D-shaped in form with an oval-sectioned bar at the bottom with a lipped knop at either end. Five further lipped knops are spaced at regular intervals around the circumference of the ring. It exhibits a dark brown patina. Possibly votive. Similar in form to LIN-BA6CB2 (full size). Two similar examples, one from Sussex (SUSS-4E0AA5) and one from Herefordshire (HESH-9B8F37) have been recorde…
Created on: Wednesday 7th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 21st February 2019
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Record ID: NMS-4996F6
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Incomplete Early - Middle Iron Age La Tene Type I brooch dating to the period c. 450 - 200 BC. head of the pin consists of eight loops wrapped around a bar, creating the spring which would have continued into the now missing pin.The chord and the spring have become artially uncoiled and distorted.The bow curves up at a steep angle from the spring and both widens and thickens along its length before narrowing and tapering as it curves back downwards towards the foot. The bottom of the bow widens on one side into the catchplate.The foot curves up and back on itself from the catchplate t…
Created on: Wednesday 4th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 21st February 2019
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Record ID: ESS-AD8913
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Possible debased silver unit of Iron Age date. Uniface. Raised linear design visible on one face.
Created on: Monday 18th February 2019
Last updated: Monday 18th February 2019
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