Monument record BRD 017 - Pit Cottage

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Pottery, coins, votive curse tablet etc.


Grid reference Centred TL 7556 8687 (130m by 71m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TL78NE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Pottery, coins, votive curse tablet etc., dredged from river (& river tributary?).
1962: Rom pottery dredged from `a tributary of the river' (probably a recent cut into the adjacent chalk pit)(S1)(R1). According to (S2)(S3) `on river bank of Little Ouse after dredging'. Amongst `a mass of' Rom pottery lists Samian base marked `QVIMTIM', a terra nigra base marked `VI' and a `dark grey tazza of Belgic type'.
1979: Metal detected finds include votive curse plaque, (undeciphered in 1979 apart from `NEPTUNUS')(S5)(S6), coins, pottery & iron artefacts (S4). Further work on the curse inscription published in 1994: ".. a seven line text inscribed in New Roman Cursive of 4th century date....'(Whoever) --- whether male slave or female slave, whether freedman or freedwoman, whether woman or man --- has committed the theft of an iron pan (?), he is sacrificed(?) to the Lord Neptune with hazel(?).' " (S7)
1982: Bronze coin (see 'Not to be published on web' tab for finder/s and/or findspot/s) (S4).
Site faces S end of Fossditch (Norfolk).

Sources/Archives (10)

  • <R1> (No record type): MIHLM, Correspondents 6 inch record map, G Briscoe entry, undated.
  • <S1> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TL78NE27, 1964 entry.
  • <M1> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. Parish file: site reports, correspondence.
  • <M2> (No record type): Photograph: ALQ 20,21.
  • <S2> Museum Record Card: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, card Brandon, Romano-British, 1962.
  • <S3> Bibliographic reference: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Archaeol in Suff, 1962, PSIA, 29, 1962, (2), 167.
  • <S4> (No record type): SAU, Plouviez J, site reports, July 1979, April 1980 & 1982.
  • <S5> (No record type): BSEMH, Brandon 1981-350, 1981.
  • <S6> (No record type): Photograph, ALQ 20,21.
  • <S7> Bibliographic reference: Miscellaneous Bibliographic reference. Britannia Vol 25, 1994, Hassall & Tomlin, Inscriptions, p 293-295.

Finds (12)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Oct 31 2012 2:53PM

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