Monument record WHL 007 - Millpost Field (IA)

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Summary

Eight enamelled bronze terret rings, two enamelled quadrilobe strap-unions, one plain bronze terret, six bronze heads of iron linch pins, disc with an animal figure, bronze and iron fragments, including part of a socketed spearhead, four highly burnished flint pebbles, fragments of bronze vessels.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 397 806 (50m by 50m)
Map sheet TM38SE
Civil Parish WESTHALL, WAVENEY, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

Eight enamelled bronze terret rings, two enamelled quadrilobe strap-unions, one plain bronze terret, six bronze heads of iron linch pins, disc with an animal figure, bronze and iron fragments, including part of a socketed spearhead, four highly burnished flint pebbles, fragments of bronze vessels. The hoard was packed on a circular bronze dish and covered by a circular bronze plate embossed with cruciform and palm-branch pattern, (with the backward looking animal motif in the centre?) upon which was placed a large flint.
Found circa 1854, at a depth of circa 2 feet, by a farmer making drains through the lowest part of the field (Millpost Field). Near the centre of an area of darker soil (circa 2 acres in extent) which yielded much burnt earth and fragments of pottery (mainly Rom)(S5).
Recent fieldwalking by P M Warner (1973) (S5).
Casts in Ipswich Museum.
For excavation (no finds) by H Harrod on site, see (S1).
Also Rom.

Sources/Archives (11)

  • <R1> (No record type): Kemble, J.M.. Kemble J M et al, Horae Ferales 1863, 196 (ill).
  • <M1> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. Parish file: copy (S1).
  • <S1> (No record type): Harrod H, On horse-trappings found at Westhall, Archaeologia, 36, 1855, (2), 454-456 (ill).
  • <R2> (No record type): Allen J R, Celtic Art in pagan and Christian Times, 1904, 154 (ill).
  • <S2> Bibliographic reference: 1911. VCH Suffolk 1. 319.
  • <S3> (No record type): Martin, E.A.. Martin E A, A new Iron Age terret from Weybread, PSIA, 34, 1978, (2),1.
  • <R3> (No record type): Clarke R R, The Iron Age in Norfolk and Suffolk, Archaeological Journal, 96, 1939, 65-69, 110 (ill).
  • <R4> (No record type): Brailsford J, Later Prehistoric Antiquities of the British Isles, 1953, 1962 (ill).
  • <S4> Museum Record Card: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, card 1934-75.1-5, 1934.
  • <S5> (No record type): SAU (Martin E), SMR card revised, 1982.
  • <R5> (No record type): Spratling M G, Southern British decorated bronzes of the late pre- Roman Iron Age, unpub PhD thesis,.

Finds (9)

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Oct 23 2015 3:15PM

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