July 2019Finds of the month
For the first part of the meeting we had a presentation called Closing The Loop, which is a project aimed at sharing with detectorists some of the new archaeological research into recorded finds. The talk showcases the photography of club member Ross Trevail (Norwich University of the Arts) and research into small finds from Iron Age and Roman East Anglia by Dr Natasha Harlow (University of Nottingham).
In the second part of the meeting, Graeme talked about the finds on the table. There was the debut of our new award – ‘Eyes Only’ Find of the Month and we had a runaway winner in the ‘Artefact of the Month’ – see below!
Artefact of the Month
Bronze Age socketed and looped axe. 2500 – 600 B.C.
Roman cosmetic grinder. Broken loop projecting from the base. The end terminals are corroded and may have originally been animal heads. 1st to 4th Century A.D.
Circular bullion weight incised with XXX on both sides. These weights were used to weigh silver/gold coins. Probable date range is 1640 to 1816.
Coin of the Month
Siver Iceni unit. Uninscribed Early face Horse type. Mid to late 1st Century B.C. Similar to Spink 433i.
Grouping of Scottish hammered penny, cut half and cut quarter. The penny is of Alexander III ( 1249 – 1286). The lack of legend on the half and quarter prevent identification, but they are contemporary with the penny.
‘Eyes Only’ Find of the Month
A collection of three flint tools