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    • Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
    • Created by: Alexander Bliss

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Record ID: SF-DB7809
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A virtually complete cast copper-alloy strap end dating to the late Early Medieval period, c. 950-1100. It corresponds to Thomas' type E1ai, 'Winchester style tongue-shaped strap-ends with an average ratio of width to length of 1:2, depicting inhabited foliate designs'. The strap-end is tongue-shaped in plan and three-dimensionally rendered, demonstrating a rectangular projecting thinned section at its upper edge with four circular rivet holes, three of which are still clogged with the remains of iron rivets. These would originally have worked in conjunction with a small rectangular pl…
Created on: Monday 23rd April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 1st May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brockley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-5B8AD9
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A gold contemporary copy of a Merovingian tremissis struck by the moneyer Dutta at Quentovic, dating c. 600-675 AD. Obverse: stylised bust right, +VICCO. Reverse: cross on steps, VVCTA MON (garbled form of Dutta). See Lafaurie 1996, nos. 62-66bb for prototypes. C.f also official issues on the PAS database, e.g, SF-F3F683. This coin has been recorded on the EMC as 2018.0135.
Created on: Tuesday 17th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 17th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Yaxley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-FD2583
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A relatively unworn silver hammered penny struck for Harold I 'Harefoot', dating c. 1036-1038. Jewel Cross type, moneyer Eadred at the mint of London. North 802, BMC I. The coin has been well struck on a full flan.
Created on: Wednesday 7th March 2018
Last updated: Friday 4th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wilby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-421DCA
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A pale gold thrymsa/shilling of the so-called 'Crispus' type, dating c. 650-670. Sutherland type II.iii: Roman, Crispus (delaionia). Obverse: helmeted and cuirassed bust right, CBIPVS[...]OB CAES. Reverse: crude wreath enclosing a cross on a base, limbs terminating in pellets-in-annulets, two crosses in the lower quarters, partly runic and latin inscription, delaiona CAES (the latter retrograde). A similar coin has been recorded on the PAS database as DEV-E8CCA1 (EMC 2012.0166), see also EMC nos. 1948.0027, 1990.1281, 1990.1282, 1995.0065, 2001.0954 and 2016.0213. This coin has been …
Created on: Monday 26th February 2018
Last updated: Friday 6th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Darsham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-2EDF87
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy Anglo-Scandinavian bridle link dating to the late Early Medieval period, c. 1000-1100. The object consists of a central zoomorphic mask decorated on its upper edge with closely spaced transverse grooves, demonstrating a prominent brow, circular eyes and a tapered snout. From the sides of this central element on each side of the object protrude 'D' sectioned arms terminating in sub-rectangular loops (the left hand of which is partially broken away). Preserved in good condition with an uneven brownish patina covering its surfaces, the central mask measure…
Created on: Tuesday 13th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 1st March 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Witnesham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-76CE31
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A mostly complete cast copper-alloy small-long brooch of probable Anglo-Saxon attribution dating to the Early Medieval period, c. 450-480 AD. Only the main shaft of the pin is missing, with the rest of the object preserved intact. It demonstrates a rectangular headplate with very slightly incurved sides, the border of which is decorated with stamped annulets around its entire edge. On the reverse face of the headplate a single projecting pin-lug is visible, with the wound remains of the upper iron pin still concreted to it. The bow (which projects from the bottom edge of the headplate)…
Created on: Tuesday 23rd January 2018
Last updated: Friday 11th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Mildenhall', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-7454FA
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper-alloy buckle and plate dating to the Early-Medieval period, c. 600-850 AD. The buckle itself is 'D' shaped, with a circular-sectioned frame and wound copper-alloy pin surviving intact as it wraps around the strap bar. The plate is rectangular in plan, formed of a piece of sheet metal wrapped around the strap bar with a central rectangular cut-out for the pin. At the back edge of the plate are two parallel circular rivet holes, around and in one of which is ferrous corrosion product- suggesting that these were originally present and manufactured of iron. Preserved…
Created on: Tuesday 23rd January 2018
Last updated: Monday 23rd April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brockley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-76C880
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete and very worn cast copper-alloy fragment originating from an Early Anglo-Saxon probable great square-headed or florid cruciform brooch, dating c. 450-500 AD. The fragment consists the top right corner of the headplate, with decoration on its upper face consisting the remains of an inner rectangular panel, the borders demonstrating linear 'ribbed' motifs. Traces of gilding are visible in the recesses of the upper surface, though these are otherwise worn away. Preserved in poor condition with an even greenish patina, the fragment survives to a length of 13.38mm long, 19.20m…
Created on: Thursday 11th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 23rd April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Exning', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-619B89
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An early-medieval silver penny of Eadwald of East Anglia (c.796-798/800), three line phase (Naismith E1.2), mint: East Anglia (Ipswich?), moneyer: Botred. Ref: Naismith 2011: 299. The coin is complete but bent and there is a small rip in the outer edge at 11 o'clock on the obverse. Obverse: +LD/+EDVA/REX in three rectangular panels Reverse: tribrach with rounded ends and pellet at centre, BO/TR/ED
Created on: Wednesday 10th January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 25th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Eye Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-E14483
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy disc brooch of probable Anglo-Saxon attribution dating to the Early Medieval period, c. 450-600 AD. Part of the body and the pin are now missing in old damage, though otherwise it is preserved intact. It was originally circular in plan, its outer face decorated with a border of stamped pellet-in-annulet motifs. Other pellet-in-annulet motifs (though now very worn) are also stamped across the middle of the brooch in a roughly cruciform pattern. On the rear face of the object, the catchplate and double-lugged pin attachment mechanism survive intact, the la…
Created on: Thursday 4th January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 3rd May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Walsham-le-Willows', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-BB135A
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy fragment originating from a cruciform type brooch of probable Anglo-Saxon attribution, Martin's group 2, dating to the Early Medieval period, c. 450-480 AD. Only the lower bow, terminal and catchplate survive, with the rest of the object missing due to old damage. The lower bow is truncated abruptly just below where it straightens (the reverse face demonstrating an integral catchplate with a rolled back edge), decorated on its upper surface with tightly spaced transverse grooves. Underneath this, the terminal is separated from the bow by two thickened ra…
Created on: Thursday 21st December 2017
Last updated: Thursday 22nd March 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isleham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-7EB41D
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy zoomorphic strap end dating to the Early Medieval period, c. 750-900 AD. This example corresponds to Thomas' Class A, type 1a/ii, split-end strap-ends of convex form with zoomorphic terminals and an average ratio of width to length of 1:3:5, displaying a single field of Trewhiddle style decoration consisting a single left-facing animal with its head facing towards the split-end'. It survives incomplete, the split-end and coincident rivets missing in a relatively neat truncation. In plan the object is broadly triangular, with its sides tapering evenly alo…
Created on: Monday 18th December 2017
Last updated: Thursday 22nd March 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Stoke Ash', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-95ED86
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy fragment originating from a small-long brooch of probable Anglo-Saxon derivation, dating to the Early Medieval period, c. 450-480 AD. Only the headplate survives, with the rest of the object sheared off in a neat linear truncation at the base of the headplate. The latter is rectangular in plan, with a broken circular perforation at each corner. On the reverse face of the brooch, a single-lugged pin attachment point is visible, also broken in old damage. Preserved in fair condition with an even green patina, it survives to a length of 18.66mm, 26.22mm wi…
Created on: Thursday 7th December 2017
Last updated: Friday 4th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Woolpit', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-7EE63C
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy fragment originating from a probable Martin group 2 cruciform type brooch of probable Anglo-Saxon attribution, dating to the Early Medieval period, c. 450-480 AD. Only the terminal and lower bow survive, the rest of the object having broken away in old damage. The upper edge of the surviving bow is truncated, curving slightly in profile before straightening and transitioning into the terminal, which takes the form of a horse's head with bulging eyes, an elongated snout and flared nostrils, preceded by two very prominent transverse grooves. From the rear…
Created on: Wednesday 6th December 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 16th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Drinkstone', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-7ED7C3
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy small-long brooch of probable Anglo-Saxon attribution dating to the Early Medieval period, c. 450-480 AD. The pin and foot are missing in old damage, though otherwise the brooch is preserved relatively intact. It demonstrates a rectangular headplate with a triangular notch at each corner and four evenly spaced circular perforations on its front face broadly arranged in a square, the latter now clogged with corrosion products. On the reverse of the headplate is a single pin-lug, now somewhat obscured. The bow is facetted and broadly 'D' shaped in section,…
Created on: Wednesday 6th December 2017
Last updated: Friday 4th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tostock', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-C39A50
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy styca struck for Aethelred of Northumbria, dating c. 844-850. Obverse: +EDILRED X around central pellet. Reverse: +MONNE around central pellet. Pirie's phase II, group Ci. Spink 868. This coin has been recorded on the EMC as 2018.0014
Created on: Monday 27th November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 11th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wangford', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-BFAAA5
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper-alloy Anglo-Scandinavian zoomorphic stirrup side terminal dating to the late Early Medieval period, c. 1000-1100. It is broadly semi-circular in section, the back of the terminal being open where it originally would have slotted around the iron stirrup arm. The front of the terminal demonstrates prominent moulded decoration which takes the form of a glowering animal head, with rounded ears, heavily projecting brow, and a single curving tendril extending back towards the ears from the mouth on each side of the object. In comparison to the usual examples which freq…
Created on: Monday 27th November 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 17th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hedenham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-705DB7
Object type: HOOKED TAG
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy hooked tag of Read's class E, type 1, dating to the Early Medieval period, c. 900-1100. Only the main body of the clasp survives, with the hook itself broken away in old damage. It consists a sub-oval body, with two sub-oval lugs projecting from its front edge that flank a sub-triangular projecting lobe. The upper surface of the hooked tag demonstrates stamped decoration in the form of six ring-dot motifs surrounding a further central ring-dot motif. The underside is completely plain and featureless. Preserved in fair condition with an even green patina,…
Created on: Thursday 23rd November 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 17th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Worlington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-6F0ED1
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete silver hammered penny originally thought to have been struck for Aethelwulf of Wessex, dating c. 839-843. Phase 1 'Potrait type', as North vol. 1 no. 591, struck by moneyer Beagmund at the mint of Rochester. Most of the legends have been broken away in old damage. Martin Allen has suggested that this is in fact an issue of Ceolwulf I, King of Mercia and East Anglia (821-823), Rochester mint, moneyer Eanwulf, as North 381. This coin has been recorded on the EMC as 2018.0013.
Created on: Thursday 23rd November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 11th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Lidgate', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-45A4E8
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper-alloy Anglo-Scandinavian stirrup terminal mount dating to the Late Early Medieval period, c. 1000-1100. The main body of the object consists of a semi-circular sectioned elongated section with a wide decorative collar at is upper edge, in the partially open side of which the remains of the iron stirrup arm survive. Below the mid-section of the object on its inner face, the terminal fully encloses the stirrup arm, demonstrating a small opening at its base where the remains of the iron foot-plate project. Below this, the stirrup terminates in an ornate zoomorphic t…
Created on: Tuesday 21st November 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 5th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Worlington', grid reference and parish protected.


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