Monument record LKH 067 - Joist Fen (IA)

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Summary

Joist Fen coin hoard.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 6940 8557 (460m by 94m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TL68NE
Civil Parish LAKENHEATH, FOREST HEATH, SUFFOLK

Map

Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Joist Fen coin hoard. Joist Fen consists of 4 `islands', A B C & W, of light sand in middle of black peat fen producing Neo & BA scatters and IA coins (S1)(R1).
`After ploughing ... in (island) C, stray coins, Republican, Icenian and early Imperial. Rare types of Icenian. Total of 55 coins up to October 1960' (S1, 1960 entry)(S3)(S4).
`May and June 1961: Island C. 13 additional coins located by mine detector' (S1, 1961 entry) in CAMFZ (S3)(S5). Further details in G Briscoe archive. Total of 68 coins: 35 Rom (19 Republican, 16 Imperial), 33 Icenian recorded by G Briscoe (S6). Allen only records 64 coins (S7). (see 'Not to be published on web' tab for finder/s and/or findspot/s).
1961-1979: Further circa 111 coins found between 1961 and 1979 (see 'Not to be published on web' tab for finder/s and/or findspot/s) with metal detector (S2).
1979: Metal detecting survey by (see 'Not to be published on web' tab for finder/s and/or findspot/s) located further 7 Iceni and 2 Rom coins (list in site file), now in CAMFZ (S8). Total of circa 186 coins found up to 1980.
G Briscoe also reports `a group of plain black or dark grey sherds with good paste and well-smoothed surfaces' picked up on the surface, of Neo or IA date? (S9).
Four Iceni silver coins of Prasutagus from `Joist Fen' sold in Mossop sale in November 1991. Details in (S10).
Also Mes, Neo etc.

Sources/Archives (14)

  • <S1> (No record type): MIHLM 6 inch record map, Lady G Briscoe, 1960 & 1961 entries.
  • <R1> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TL68NE11.
  • <M1> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. Parish file: site report, copy (S1), (S7) & (S9), coin list.
  • <S1> (No record type): Glendining's Sale Catalogue of Mossop Colln, 1991, Lots 104-106.
  • <S2> (No record type): Morley R, 1979.
  • <M2> (No record type): G Briscoe archive:.
  • <S3> Index: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, cards (3), Lakenheath Joist Fen, 1960 & 1961.
  • <S4> Bibliographic reference: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Archaeol in Suff, 1960, PSIA, 28, 1960, (3), 293.
  • <S5> Bibliographic reference: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Archaeol in Suff, 1961, PSIA, 29, 1961, (1), 98.
  • <S6> (No record type): Briscoe G,`Icenian coin finds in Lakenheath,Suff', PCAS, 56,1964, 123-4.
  • <S7> (No record type): Allen D F, `The Coins of the Iceni', Brittania 1, 1970, 1-33.
  • <S8> (No record type): SAU (Plouviez J), site report, 1982.
  • <S8> Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.
  • <S9> (No record type): Briscoe Lady G, `BA pottey & flints from Joist Fen, Lakenheath, PCAS, 56, 1964, 1.

Finds (4)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Oct 4 2021 11:56AM

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