Monument record WGN 021 - Roman artefact scatter at Worlington - Freckenham Road

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Unusual bow brooch and mortarium rim fragment, found metal detecting, see details.


Grid reference Centred TL 681 729 (41m by 70m)
Map sheet TL67SE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

1996: Metal detector finds, from `sand hill location' include unusual bow brooch with flat semicircular plate head, with small headloop, D-shaped part enamelled bow with two projecting flanges and zoomorphic foot. Probably continental and second century. For details and drawing see (S1). Also mortarium rim fragment with herringbone stamp - unusual fabric (S1).
Also Med. Note marked findspot (on 1:10,000 map) lies between the supposed locations of Rom (WGN 009) and Med (WGN 015) sites - possibly some confusion over locations?

2015: An incomplete enamelled copper alloy Roman seal box lid was found during metal detecting. Most of these seal boxes are of 2nd or 3rd century date – indicated by the use of their enamel – with their manufacture ceasing in the 3rd century. The complete boxes were used for protecting the wax used for sealing writing tablets (S2).
Included in the Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History annual round up of individual finds and discoveries for 2015 (S3).

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <S1> (No record type): Pooley D, per SAU (Plouviez J), finds report, April 1996, ill.
  • <M1> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. (S1).
  • <S2> Digital archive: Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service. Portable Antiquities Database. SF-342E60.
  • <S3> Article in serial: Minter, F. 2016. Archaeology in Suffolk 2015.

Finds (3)

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Record last edited

May 24 2016 11:37AM

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