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Unique ID: SF5250

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Mystery object made of iron and also probably of copper alloy. As far as can be seen, the object consists of a circular-section iron rod, flattened and widened in the centre, bent into a U shape. On the outer curve of the U is some smooth greenish metal, perhaps an elongated copper-alloy plate, with a blob of iron in the centre which may be the remains of a rivet holding the copper alloy on. Although both ends of the iron rod are broken, the most complete tapers to 5 mm in diameter; the centre of the U has expanded to 11 mm wide and 3 mm thick. This is perhaps similar to one from Freckenham (sf63/5192) which has a larger copper-alloy component. It is however of unknown function and date.


Broad period: UNKNOWN

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 31 mm
Width: 24 mm
Thickness: 11 mm
Weight: 8.05 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st March 2001

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Helen Geake
Identified by: Dr Helen Geake

Other reference numbers

Other reference: No. 2897

Materials and construction

Primary material: Iron
Secondary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Mid Suffolk (District)

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SF
Created: 17 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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