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

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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-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-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-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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Record ID: SF-2CBAC1
Object type: GIRDLE HANGER
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy fragment originating from an Anglo-Saxon girdle hanger or symbolic key dating to the Early Medieval period, c. 500-600 AD. Only the lower portion of the object survives, with the handle and most of the shank missing due to old damage. It takes the form of a right-angled letter 'E' in plan, with wards that curve outwards slightly towards their plain terminals. At the base of the girdle hanger in line with each ward is a projecting basal lug with a central perforation, though these are now broken- also due to old damage. The reverse is plain, but the fron…
Created on: Monday 20th November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 21st December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Nowton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-06CD9C
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A silver hammered cut halfpenny struck for Edward the Confessor, dating c. 1044-1046. Radiate/Short cross type, uncertain moneyer at the mint of Norwich. See North 816.
Created on: Monday 6th November 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 12th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Scarning', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-89F687
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 disc brooch of Early Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) date, c. 450-600 AD. The brooch originally would have been circular in plan and slightly plano-convex in section, demonstrating an integrally cast pin-lug and catchplate on its rear face. However, as a result of post-depositional damage and possibly partial melting, only around half the original object is represented and the features on the rear of the brooch are almost totally obscured. The front of the brooch has been decorated with punched ring-dot motifs, consisting of one centra…
Created on: Tuesday 31st October 2017
Last updated: Friday 22nd December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Lidgate', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-FD2EE8
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper-alloy Anglo-Scandinavian stirrup strap mount dating to the late Early Medieval period, c. 1000-1100, corresponding to Williams' Class A, type 4. It is broadly triangular in plan, with a trilobate apex demonstrating a single circular aperture, which expands downwards into a sub-oval body demonstrating knopped basal corners. The base of the object demonstrates an inward-facing flange with two co-incident circular apertures that would originally have riveted the mount to an iron backplate, though these are now obscured by the remains of the latter, which primarily s…
Created on: Wednesday 25th October 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 15th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Thelnetham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-FCCBCD
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy strap end dating to the Early Medieval period, c. 750-900 AD. This strap end corresponds to his Class A, type 1a; split-end strap-ends of convex form with zoomorphic terminals, depicting a single field of Trewhiddle style decoration. The strap-end survives largely intact with the exception of its apex, where the uppermost section of the object (including its rivet holes) have broken away in old damage. It demonstrates a broadly triangular form, with rounded sides that taper towards a zoomorphic terminal. The terminal itself takes the form of a mouse-like…
Created on: Wednesday 25th October 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 15th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Thelnetham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-61C2DD
Object type: SLEEVE CLASP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy sleeve clasp of probable Anglo-Saxon attribution dating to the Early Medieval period, c. 500-600 AD. Only the mainstay of the 'male' portion of the clasp is present, this itself being incomplete due to old damage. The clasp consists a broadly rectangular bar, at the ends of which are flattened rectangular panels (demonstrating projecting semi-circular sewing lugs at their rear edges) connected to a larger central panel by means of 'D' sectioned arms decorated on their upper surfaces with tightly spaced transverse grooves. Most of one arm and its termina…
Created on: Thursday 5th October 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 12th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Snetterton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-61AF63
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy small-long brooch of Early Medieval (Early Anglo-Saxon) date, c. 450-500 AD. Only the iron pin is missing, with the rest of the object preserved completely intact. It demonstrates a small rectangular headplate, from the upper and lateral edges of which project a single ribbed sub-triangular knop. The rear of the head demonstrates a projecting single pin attachment lug, now much concreted with ferrous corrosion product, The bow is broadly 'D' shaped in section, curving strongly in profile and demonstrating a double transverse groove at its upper edge that…
Created on: Thursday 5th October 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 17th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Snetterton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-227BA2
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy composite disc brooch of Scandinavian attribution, dating c. 900-950 AD. The brooch is of two piece construction, consisting an openwork domed decorative front plate attached to the solid backplate via means of a central circular-sectioned rivet. The front plate demonstrates decoration in the Jelling style, consisting a thin and sinuous beast whose body weaves and intertwines into a broadly triangular shape, the hindleg gripping the foreleg. The entire body of the animal demonstrates two parallel raised 'contour lines' which extend along its length, whil…
Created on: Monday 2nd October 2017
Last updated: Thursday 9th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bressingham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-9174A2
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Early-Medieval silver sceatta dating c. 700-760 AD. Abramsson's series E, variety K. Obverse: plumed bird right, head bent down, triple-tail, cross pommee below feet, pellets in field. Reverse: beaded standard with central pellet in annulet, lines and pellets within, crosses and pellets in margin. The closest match for this coin is Abramssons no. E300 (see p. 56) though this example differs in the placement of the obverse cross. This coin has been recorded on the EMC as 2017.0328.
Created on: Monday 25th September 2017
Last updated: Friday 27th October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Pakenham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-54883A
Object type: HASP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy hasp dating to the late Early-Medieval period, c. 900-1100. Only the lower portion and midsection of the hasp survive intact, with the upper portion broken away in old damage. In plan the object would originally have taken the form of a trapeze, narrowing towards its upper edge where a projecting rectangular strap-bar would have been present. The hasp is primarily decorated by means of openwork, with seven complete and three incomplete apertures of varying size visible in the plate. In addition to this, each side of the hasp's edge is decorated with four…
Created on: Friday 22nd September 2017
Last updated: Thursday 4th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Aldeburgh', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-12BED2
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A practically complete cast copper-alloy Anglo-Scandinavian stirrup strap-mount of Williams' class A, type 13, dating to the Late Early-Medieval period, c 1000-1100. The object demonstrates a broadly diamond-shaped main body with lobed corners, the uppermost demonstrating a central circular aperture and the lateral/basal examples knopped on their upper surface. At the bottom of the mount is a sub-rectangular extension, which curves inwards to form a distinctive 'ledge' or flange, demonstrating two circular apertures and associated ferrous corrosion products which suggest the presence o…
Created on: Tuesday 19th September 2017
Last updated: Sunday 15th October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Chippenham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-FF7B12
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An almost complete cast copper-alloy strap end dating to the late Early-Medieval period, c. 900-1100. This object corresponds to Thomas' class E, type 2b/ii, 'openwork tongue-shaped strap-ends with an average ratio of width to length of 1:2, decorated with the stylised design of a central figure flanked by animals in profile'. In plan the strap-end is tongue shaped, tapering slightly towards its rounded lower edge. The upper portion of the strap-end is thinned, demonstrating two small circular apertures (one clogged with corrosion products) which originally would have served to attach …
Created on: Monday 18th September 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 19th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Toppesfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-A45EF4
Object type: SLEEVE CLASP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy Early Anglo-Saxon wrist/sleeve clasp of Hines' form B12, dating c. 475-600 AD. The object consists the 'male' hooked half of one clasp, with its opposing half missing in old damage. It takes the form of a sub-rectangular bar that plano-convex in section, with raised rectangular panels at each terminal end and its midpoint (a total of 3). Between each panel is moulded decoration in the form of c. 5-6 raised tightly spaced transverse collars, giving these sections of the object a 'ribbed' effect. From the rear face of each panel projects an integrally cast…
Created on: Thursday 14th September 2017
Last updated: Friday 13th October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Snetterton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-5C6CE4
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Early-Medieval 'Porcupine' type sceatta issued in Frisia, Abramson series E, variety D (E180), dating c. 675-750. C.f Abramson (2006) 11, 88. This coin has been recorded on the EMC as 2017.0355.
Created on: Monday 11th September 2017
Last updated: Thursday 16th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Beck Row', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-5B0AD1
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper-alloy Anglo-Scandinavian strap distributor or harness link dating to the late Early Medieval period, c. 1000-1100. The object consists of a central circular domed boss (recessed on its rear face) from the upper and lower edges of which project a single small sub-triangular knop, and from the lateral edges of which on each side a bar-shaped element which is 'D' shaped in section extends before expanding into a sub-lozengiform loop with a knop at each cardinal point and a large central circular aperture. One of the loops is slightly broken, though otherwise the obj…
Created on: Sunday 10th September 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 20th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Topcroft', grid reference and parish protected.


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