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    • Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
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Record ID: SF-14851A
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy bird brooch of Early-Medieval date. The brooch is in two joining halves due to old breaks. The head of the bird has a projecting circular eye with central ring and dot motif, from which projects a curved or hooked beak with deep grooved decoration. The body is rectangular in form, decorated on its front face with four deep vertical grooves within an outer border. On the front edge/belly of the bird are two triangular projections with central triangular indentations, probably representing feet or claws. From the base of the body extends a flaring triangular t…
Created on: Thursday 8th September 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 1st February 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ixworth', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-5C6DE1
Object type: FORK (UTENSIL)
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy fork of possible Early-Medieval or later date. It is missing one prong and the terminal end due to old breaks. The object has an elongated body or handle that is rectangular in form, oval in cross section, and partially bent at the centre due to post-depositional damage. At the terminal end it flattened and flares horizontally towards a now incomplete terminal of uncertain form, both faces at the juncture with the terminal decorated with an incised cross saltire. At the centre of the body, where it is partially bent, is a beaded moulding formed from fiv…
Created on: Thursday 18th August 2016
Last updated: Friday 26th August 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Braiseworth', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-5A7A56
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy buckle frame of Early-Medieval/Anglo-Saxon date. It is D-shaped in form and section with a slightly narrowed and straightened bar, missing the pin due to old breaks. At the centre of the bar is a slight notch perhaps where the pin was originally located. The entire object measures 13.78mm in width/height, 8.54mm in length, 2.23mm in thickness, and weighs 0.83g. This buckle is similar in form to Marzinzik's Type I.10d-ii buckle frames (Marzinzik, 2003: pp. 31) and probably dates to the Early-Medieval period, c.400-720 AD.
Created on: Thursday 18th August 2016
Last updated: Friday 26th August 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Gislingham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-58CCFD
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy Early-Medieval four way harness link or strap distributor. The object has a central dome shaped boss that is conical in form with a flattened top and concave back face. Evenly spaced around the base of the boss are four short rectangular arms that are sub-rectangular in section, tapering slightly towards their front/upper surface. Each arm has a triangular terminal with central circular aperture and single projecting globular knops on each external corner. The entire object measures 69.34mm in width, 67.11mm in length, 15.51mm in thickness, and 66.12g in weight. …
Created on: Thursday 18th August 2016
Last updated: Friday 26th August 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cotton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-B419F5
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A worn and incomplete copper-alloy strap end of Early-Medieval date. It is missing parts of the attachment end due to old breaks. It is rectangular in form with convex sides, tapering to a rounded zoomorphic terminal. At the split attachment end are the remains of two circular rivet holes, with traces of uncertain decorative elements on the front face. The front face of the plate has the worn remains of a central rectangular panel with niello decoration, the precise form uncertain due to the preservation of the object. Beneath this is the zoomorphic terminal, which has large oval ears…
Created on: Wednesday 10th August 2016
Last updated: Friday 26th August 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Fressingfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-B3C3C8
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A worn copper-alloy stirrup mount, probably of Williams (1997: pp. 91-92) Class B, Type 3, Group 2. It has a trapezoidal plate, tapering towards its base where there is a slight rectangular flange set at an angle of approximately 45 degrees. The front face has a large central animal motif formed from a single head or face with large ears, oval eyes, and elongated nose/snout. This is surrounded by pairs of oval apertures to either side, and a possible corroded indentation above. Uncertain linear or stylised motifs extend from the head and between the apertures, their form uncertain due…
Created on: Wednesday 10th August 2016
Last updated: Monday 23rd January 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Fressingfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-B39CDE
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy Early-Medieval hooked tag of Read's (2008: pp. 32-33, nos. 136-138) Class E Type 1 hooked tags. It has an oval plate with integrally cast hook, missing a possible central setting due too old breaks. The central setting is sub-oval in form and irregularly finished, perhaps indicative of keying for niello or similar decorative elements that are now missing due to old breaks. This is surrounded by a raised oval border. At the top of the plate each corner has large oval projections with central circular apertures forming sewing lugs or loops. The upper edge of the plate bet…
Created on: Wednesday 10th August 2016
Last updated: Friday 26th August 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Fressingfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-B34F59
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy bridle fitting or harness link of Early-Medieval date. One terminal and part of the shaft survive intact, the remainder of the object now missing due to old breaks. The surviving terminal is lozenge shaped in plan with a central oval perforation and projecting globular knops at each exterior corner. From the inner edge of the terminal extends a rectangular shaft that is triangular in section and terminates in old breaks just before any central boss or similar component. It measures 35.34mm in length, 25.40mm in width at terminal, 6.35mm in width at shaf…
Created on: Wednesday 10th August 2016
Last updated: Friday 26th August 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Fressingfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-B34016
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete and worn cast copper-alloy middle or late Anglo-Saxon disc brooch with relief decoration depicting a backward-looking animal. It is missing most of the plate, only the animal and one side of the disc now surviving due to old breaks. The animal is a quadruped standing left with all four legs visible, its head facing backwards and its tail now missing due to old breaks. Toes or claws are visible on each foot and the back of the head and neck have multiple triangular notches representing a mane. The animal has an open mouth, and is contained within an irregular border forme…
Created on: Wednesday 10th August 2016
Last updated: Thursday 14th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Fressingfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-210C3F
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete and cast copper-alloy disc brooch of probable Early-Medieval date. It is missing the central setting, hinge, pin and catchplate due to old breaks. The plate is disc shaped in form, slightly convex, with a concave back face and moulded front face. At the centre of the front face is a raised circular collet or border, decorated on its outer face with a circular collar that has multiple globular pellets arranged at regular intervals. Parts of the collet are incomplete and the central cloisonné setting is missing due to old breaks. Surrounding the central setting the brooch…
Created on: Wednesday 3rd August 2016
Last updated: Friday 26th August 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Thelnetham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-09BC46
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two rim sherds, a base sherd, and four body sherds from ceramic vessels with shelly inclusions, probably St. Neots ware (STNE). They have a combined total weight of 58.89g and are of c.10th-11th century AD date if not slightly later.
Created on: Tuesday 2nd August 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd August 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Coddenham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-09A6AA
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A rim sherd from a handmade vessel of possibly early Medieval date. It has a sandy dark grey to black fabric with possible burnished exterior surface. The entire sherd measures 28.40mm in length, 26.83mm in width, 10.12mm in thickness, and 10.22g in weight. This sherd is of possible Early Medieval date, c.5th-7th centuries AD, although a later date range in the early stages of the Medieval period cannot be ruled out entirely.
Created on: Tuesday 2nd August 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd August 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Coddenham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-095249
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two body sherds from handmade vessels of early Anglo-Saxon date. Both have slightly gritty fabrics with burnished black surfaces and some mica. They have a combined total weight of 33.31g and are of early Anglo-Saxon date, c.5th-7th centuries AD.
Created on: Tuesday 2nd August 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd August 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Coddenham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-089953
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A rim sherd from an Ipswich Type Ware vessel of Anglo-Saxon date. It has a sandy grey fabric with gritty inclusions and some silvery mica. The sherd measures 32.97mm in length, 40.22mm in width, 7.65mm in thickness, and 10.97g in weight. This sherd is of probable Anglo-Saxon date, c.650-860 AD.
Created on: Tuesday 2nd August 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd August 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Coddenham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-8C52E2
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy strap end of Early-Medieval date. Only the terminal end survives, the remainder now missing due to old breaks. It has an incomplete sub-rectangular plate, narrowing to a triangular zoomorphic terminal. This has decoration comprising large oval ears with central crescent shaped indentations. At the centre of the brow is a lozenge shaped panel either side of oval shaped eye sockets with globular projecting eyes. The snout itself is flattened. The entire fragment measures 26.56mm in length, 15.53mm in width, 4.10mm in thickness, and 6.49g in weight. This str…
Created on: Friday 15th July 2016
Last updated: Friday 26th August 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Stutton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-8BEB2B
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy hooked tag of Early-Medieval date. It is missing the integral hook due to old breaks, as well as the central decorative element on the front face, but is otherwise complete. The object is flat, oval shaped in form with two semi-circular sewing lugs each with central circular apertures extending from the top of the plate. At the base the plate narrowsto a transverse collar from whcih originaly extended the now missing hook. The front face of the plate has decoration comprising a border of punched dots that outline the plate and each of the sewing holes. At th…
Created on: Friday 15th July 2016
Last updated: Friday 26th August 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wetheringsett', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-8BD437
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy long brooch of Early-Medieval/Anglo-Saxon date. Only the bow and top of the foot survive, the remainder now missing due to old breaks. The bow is steeply curved and slightly faceted on the front face with a vertical mid rib and triangular panel at its base. From the base of the bow extends a rectangular foot, terminating in old breaks below the catchplate. At the base of the surviving frgment of the foot the front face has a moulded double transverse collar. On the back face of the foot are the remains of an incomplete but integrally cast catchplate, most of…
Created on: Friday 15th July 2016
Last updated: Friday 26th August 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wetheringsett', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-3D60ED
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Early-Medieval gold Merovingian tremissis of uncertain type, c.6th-7th centuries AD.
Created on: Monday 11th July 2016
Last updated: Friday 17th March 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Woodbridge', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-3D04B3
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Early-Medieval gold Merovingian tremissis of Javols (Lozere) (Gavalorum Civitas). Near identical to an example from the Sutton Hoo hoard (Bruce-Mitford, 1975: p. 642, no. 35), c.600-615 AD. EMC 2015.0158 BNJ Coin Register 2016, no. 46.
Created on: Monday 11th July 2016
Last updated: Friday 12th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Woodbridge', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-3CEE6B
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A silver Anglo-Saxon continental series sceatta from Domburg in Frisia. Series D Type 2c, c.700-715 AD. As Metcalf, 1993: pp. 184-189, especially nos. 165, 167; Abramson, 2006: pp. 97-98, e.g. nos. D210, D300. The coin is missing part of the flan due to old breaks. EMC 2017.0088
Created on: Monday 11th July 2016
Last updated: Friday 12th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Woodbridge', grid reference and parish protected.


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