Poorly Located Monument record MNL 906 - Roman artefact scatter, including a portion of a concave mirror and a bronze handle

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Summary

Portion of a concave mirror and handle of bronze and near it a bronze hand, the fingers extended, two blue & white glass beads, and a button of transparent light green glass and coins of Hadrian, Vespesian and Constantine I . Formerly recorded as MNL MISC

Location

Grid reference TL 69 76 (point) (Approximate)
Map sheet TL67NE
Civil Parish MILDENHALL, FOREST HEATH, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

`Lying on the clay under 6 feet of vegetable mould (peat) in another fen near Mildenhall were found a portion of a concave mirror, the handle of bronze 3 in. long, and near it a bronze hand 2 and a half in. long, the fingers extended, evidently part of a figure which was not found; two blue & white glass beads, and a button of transparent light green glass three-quarters in(ch) in diameter. At the same time and place were found coins of Hadrian (AD 117-138), Vespesian (AD 69-79), and Constantine I (AD 307-37)' (S1)(R1)(S2)(S3).
The reference to clay under peat suggests a findspot either deep in Mildenhall Fen or outside Mildenhall parish as the known Rom sites on the Mildenhall fen edges all lie on a sand subsoil.

Formerly recorded as MNL MISC

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <R1> Bibliographic reference: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. PSIA, 1, 310-313.
  • <S1> Bibliographic reference: 1911. Victoria County History, Suffolk (VCH). 314.
  • <S2> Index: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, card Mildenhall R, undated.
  • <S3> (No record type): Phillips C W, The Fenland in Roman Times, London, 1970, 237.
  • <S4> Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Sep 30 2021 3:08PM

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