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    • Broad period: IRON AGE
    • Created by: Helen Geake

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Record ID: SF-77FA87
Object type: BUTTON AND LOOP FASTENER
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Button-and-loop fastener made from copper alloy, with enamelled decoration. The head measures 27 x 20 mm, and is made up of four circles, each originally measuring c. 10-11 mm in diameter. The central two are close together and the outer two are set one to either side of the central pair, in the angles between them. The centres of the circles are sunken, and one of the outer and one of the inner circles retain some fragments of brownish red enamel. The outer enamelled circle is incomplete, and the break is old and worn. The shank is oval in cross-section; it emerges from the rever…
Created on: Wednesday 30th July 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Trimley St Mary', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-7A11D5
Object type: LINCH PIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper-alloy linch pin, now rather corroded. The head is nearly circular, 15 x 17 mm, and has a flat top decorated with a broad groove around a central depression. Below, the head tapers down to a collar, and then the circular shaft continues to taper for a little way before flaring out to 14 mm in diameter. It then tapers again and is slightly bent at the tip.
Created on: Friday 18th July 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Assington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-939FC6
Object type: TOGGLE
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper-alloy toggle. Each end is sub-circular, one 11 mm and one 10 mm in diameter. Each end then narrows to a waist, and then swells out again to a long central lobe. This is nearly circular in section, but flattened on four sides to give a slightly squared shape measuring 10 x 12 mm. An oval hole runs through the central lobe on the shorter axis, tapering from both ends towards the centre. Pale green patina with some of the surface lost to corrosion. Late Iron Age, 1st century BC or AD. Length 23 mm.
Created on: Monday 7th July 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Barham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-938992
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
La Tène I type brooch made from copper alloy. Two turns of the spring survive, coiled around a separate copper-alloy axis bar. This bar is complete, 12 mm long and with each end slightly burred over; it is now at an angle to the bow. The bow is circular in section, 4 mm maximum diameter, and is badly corroded; no decoration survives. The foot has a side extension with a groove forming the catchplate, and is broken just beyond where the terminal begins to curve back up towards the bow (old break). Iron Age, 5th to 3rd century BC (450-200 BC). Length 48.5 mm.
Created on: Monday 7th July 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Coddenham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF8971
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Created on: Tuesday 23rd July 2002
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'EYE', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF8927
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Incomplete cast copper-alloy object of unknown date and function. It is long and thin, and in excellent condition, with a very fresh break at one end and what appears to be an animal head at the other. At the broken end it is almost pentagonal in section, with four facetted faces and the fifth filled with a U-shaped groove. The apex of the pentagon has tiny transverse nicks and this forms the back of the animal's neck; the nicks may represent a mane. The grooved underside is almost flat, but the back of the neck is more steeply humped into a brow, with a conical ear or horn projec…
Created on: Monday 15th July 2002
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'BUXHALL', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF8884
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Small copper-alloy brooch of La Tene I type, in very fragile condition. Two coils of the spring are visible, but much obscured by a lump of iron corrosion which is probably from an iron axis bar. The metal then flares and flattens into an oval or leaf-shaped bow, which is cracked across near to the top. The bow is decorated with a broad short flute in the centre, then a narrow groove to either side; these are then flanked with a pair of longer broad flutes and then finally a narrow groove border. A short length of rocker-arm engraving is visible on the lower part of the central flu…
Created on: Friday 5th July 2002
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'BENTLEY', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF8686
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Small copper-alloy vessel mount in the shape of a stylised bull's head. The neck is long and curving, and broken at the lower end (fresh break). It flares slightly from the break and has a flaring groove running up the reverse, which forms an indentation on the top of the head. To either side of the head horns project, outwards at first but then curving up to become vertical (one is bent slightly backwards). Each one is circular in cross-section, and tapers as it rises; they end in a slight waist and then a flattened knob terminal. The nose of the bull is short and square-ended, w…
Created on: Monday 10th June 2002
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'FRECKENHAM', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF8699
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper-alloy mini-terret, very corroded but complete. The hoop is circular or oval in cross-section, tapering from oval stops, the least corroded of which measures 9 x 8 mm. The bar is rectangular in section and 6 mm long. There is no decoration surviving.
Created on: Monday 10th June 2002
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'BRANTHAM', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF8675
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Incomplete mini-terret decorated with enamel. Most of the hoop is missing, but what remains is oval in cross-section. There are two stubs from a loop on the reverse; all the breaks are old. On the front, opposite the loop, is a circular boss which extends upwards into the hoop. It is decorated with a large drilled dot surrounded by a ring; the dot is filled with light to mid blue enamel.
Created on: Friday 7th June 2002
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'FRATING', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF8383
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Bar and base of hoop from a copper-alloy terret. The terret is very corroded and both breaks have worn to a point. The bar is rectangular in section, now measuring 4 mm front to back and 7 mm top to bottom; it is 20-21 mm long. The stops increase the thickness of the terret to 12 mm; they taper smoothly into the hoop, although there is a trace of a line delimiting the outer boundary of the stop. The surviving 'width' of the fragment is 51 mm, and it measures 14 mm from top to bottom.
Created on: Thursday 4th April 2002
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'DEDHAM', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF8337
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Circular openwork object, 26 to 27 mm in diameter, with slightly uneven openwork three-armed decoration. Around the circumference are three bosses, and the centre is filled with three long drop-shaped perforations. The narrower end of each perforation fits between a boss and the wider end of the neighbouring perforation, and extends to the edge of the mount as a groove. The reverse has a broken-off circular stub in the centre measuring 3 mm. It also has some decoration; the grooves are repeated, and there are low bumps on the reverse of the bosses. The presence of these features ma…
Created on: Thursday 28th March 2002
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'ISLEHAM', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF8197
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Incomplete La Tene III brooch, made from a single piece of copper alloy. The top of the bow, the spring and much of the pin survive but the foot and the tip of the pin are missing. The bow is flat and a maximum of 7 mm wide. It is decorated with a fine longitudinal groove down either side, but in between most of the surface has been corroded away and so no other decoration is visible. At the top of the bow it narrows to a rectangular section which is wound into a four-coil spring, with the chord passing under the spring. Longitudinal striations are visible on the coils. It then n…
Created on: Monday 25th February 2002
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SUFFOLK GREAT FINBOROUGH', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF7989
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
About half of a terret with a rounded hoop which retains one (of perhaps an original three) 'lip' mouldings. The bar is sub-rectangular in section and is tall and narrow; it is bent at one end just before an old and worn break. At the other end is a diminutive oval stop measuring 8 x 9 mm. The circular-section hoop then rises from the other face of the stop, and tapers as it curves around. At the widest point of the terret is the 'lip' moulding. This consists of a longitudinally set oval moulding on the outer edge, with a broad V-shaped groove set transversely across it looking like a…
Created on: Monday 28th January 2002
Last updated: Tuesday 7th October 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'STOWUPLAND', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF7961
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fragment of terret, of flat-ringed type. The bar is slightly trapezoidal in cross-section (10 mm tall, 3 mm wide at the bottom and 4.5 mm wide at the top) and has an old break a little way along. The surviving stop is nearly circular, 17 mm from top to bottom and 18 mm from side to side, and is 4 to 5 mm thick; there are faint traces of a groove just inside each edge of the stop. The hoop tapers from 14 mm tall as it leaves the other side of the stop, to 8 mm wide at the old break. It is triangular in section, 5.5 to 4 mm thick at the inner edge and rounded at the outer edge. Close to…
Created on: Wednesday 23rd January 2002
Last updated: Tuesday 7th October 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'ASHFIELD CUM THORPE', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF7840
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Just under half of the hoop of a ribbed terret which originally had an iron bar. At the upper break it is oval in cross-section and measures 5 x 6 mm. Transverse grooves run around the whole circumference except for a narrow band on the inner surface; the ridges in between are worn. As the hoop curves around, the undecorated band on the inside becomes wider, eventually occupying the whole of the inside. The wear on the ridges becomes less, and the hoop itself becomes thicker and wider so that it measures 7 x 10 mm close to the base. The hoop has a squared-off end at the base, so t…
Created on: Tuesday 8th January 2002
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'CLIMPING', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF7566
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Unidentified object made from copper alloy. It is rectangular in cross-section, but otherwise hard to describe. There is one wider flatter end (16 x 3 mm), and then one long edge has a straight taper and the other is incurved. It becomes narrower and thicker, reaching 4.5 mm thick and 6 mm wide in the centre. The incurved edge continues its line, but gains a central longitudinal groove. The straight edge follows the line of the curved edge. The object continues to thicken to a maximum thickness of 10 mm, and the width increases to 9 mm; this almost square-section end has some poss…
Created on: Monday 10th December 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'WESTERFIELD', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF7546
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fragment of terret of unusual shape. Part of the rectangular-section bar survives, and measures 6.5 x 3 mm in cross-section at the unworn break. The single surviving stop is 11.5 mm in diameter, and from its top emerges a second bar which continues the curving line of the stop's arc. This runs parallel with the bar, and presumably held a strap which fixed the terret to the yoke. It also ends in an unworn break. The hoop survives much more poorly, and is now not much more than a blunt point; it tapers from the stop to a very worn break.
Created on: Wednesday 5th December 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SUFFOLK KESSINGLAND', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF7516
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fragment of Colchester one-piece brooch made from copper alloy. Upper half only, with stubs of wings, forward-facing hook and spring. Very corroded, with no surface surviving. The remains of the wings are rectangular in cross-section; the bow is oval in cross-section, and tapers and curves to the break. There is no surviving decoration on either wings or bow. Surviving length 31 mm, surviving width 9 mm.
Created on: Tuesday 4th December 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'COCKFIELD', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF7411
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Incomplete La Tene I brooch, missing end of foot, pin and most of spring (old breaks). Half of the first coil of the spring survives, and has some iron staining. This then swells out and arches up into a heavy solid oval-section bow, at its most measuring 5 x 7 mm in cross-section. There is no decoration on the bow. The bow then tapers and curves back down again to form the foot. This has a grooved extension to one side which forms the catch for the pin; beyond this it begins to curve back up again towards a broken-off terminal. Total surviving length 49 mm, height of curved bow …
Created on: Thursday 15th November 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'ELMSWELL', grid reference and parish protected.


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