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    • Broad period: BRONZE AGE

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Record ID: SF-3F9AD8
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A knapped flint side scraper on a broken tertiary flake, scalar semi-abrupt directly applied retouch forming a rounded convex working edge. Most of the platform shattered away in old damage. Length down percussion axis: 29.05mm, 39.63mm maximum width, 9.23mm thick at its midpoint. Weight: 14.51g. The crude nature of this piece suggests Middle-Late Bronze Age manufacture, c. 1500-750 BC.
Created on: Wednesday 13th February 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 13th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bedfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-A3DA3F
Object type: CORE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A knapped flint core of probable Bronze Age date, c. 2500-1500 BC. The core is sub-rectangular in plan, demonstrating removals from both faces and sides with little apparent care for flake direction and forethought of detachment. Heavily worked down (probably representing the reason for its discard), it is now patinated a yellowy grey colour with some iron staining visible on its surfaces. Preserved in relatively fresh condition, the core measures 71.43mm in length down its longest axis, c. 56.14mm wide at its widest point and 30.8mm thick at its midpoint. It weighs 159.6g.
Created on: Wednesday 19th December 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 19th December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kessingland', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-E9C52D
Object type: DIRK
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy modified/shortened dirk dating to the Middle Bronze Age, c. 1500-1300 BC. This example falls into Burgess and Gerloff's group II, 'dirks with damaged or ill-formed blades modified for rehafting'. The dirk itself is missing the tip of its blade, but is otherwise preserved intact. Demonstrating a squared off thickened butt with two semi-circular notches (one on each face) cut into each side to facilitate hafting, The blade itself is lenticular in section with a broad, flattened midrib on each side. Preserved in fair condition with a patchy green patina dem…
Created on: Wednesday 28th November 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 19th December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Barnham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-F056FA
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A knapped flint scraper of the Bronze Age period, dating from 2500-1000 BC. It has been manufactured on a secondary flake of a blueish grey flint.It is oval in plan; the ventral face has a visible bulb. There is a band of yellowish grey cortex running from the platform of percussion along one of the side of the scraper. The dorsal face is slightly concave due to knapping process. All the edges, apart from the platform of percussion, have abrupt short scaled retouch. Length 38.30 mm Width: 39.26 mm Thickness at the centre: 17.51 mm Weight: 26.25 g
Created on: Tuesday 23rd October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 13th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hinderclay', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-DE20CC
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper-alloy axehead of the Bronze Age period, dating to c. 1500-1100 BC. It is a fragment of the blade; it is quadrangular in plan and three of the four sides have old breaks now worn. The fourth side, which is the cutting edge, it is slighlty curved and thinner. Either faces of the cutting edge have a curved blade facet. The fragment is heavily worn. Length: 22.44 mm Width: 27.08 mm Max thickness: 7.28 mm Weight: 12.23 g
Created on: Monday 22nd October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 13th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hinderclay', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-5A5BF1
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy socketed spearhead dating to the Middle Bronze Age, c. 1550-1250 BC. This example is of Davis' group 6-'Developed side looped spearheads', probably belonging to the Acton Park or Taunton metalworking phases. The base of the socket is missing along with the edge of one blade wing, but otherwise the spearhead is preserved intact. The socket itself is circular sectioned and extends into the head of the spear for a short distance before becoming solid, retaining most of one socket-loop at its irregularly truncated end. The latter has a broadly lozengiform lo…
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 24th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Playford', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-E488DB
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy unidentified object of Bronze Age to Roman date. It is sub-rectangular in plan and slightly dished in profile.One side is complete and has straight edges, while the other three are rounded and have old breaks now worn. The concave face has a circular punch right in its middle. Although the convex face is very worn and unclear, a circular beaded circular line is visible on the border. Length: 17.97 mm Width: 17.40 mm Thickness: 2.86 mm Weight: 3.85 g
Created on: Tuesday 4th September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 5th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cotton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-68AB45
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment originating from a large socketed and basal looped spearhead of later Middle Bronze Age date (c. 1400-1150 BC) belonging to Davis' group 8; 'elongated spearheads with incorporated basal loops' forms. This object can probably be assigned to the Taunton or Penard metalworking phases. Only the upper section of the spearhead survives, consisting the upper blade and point, probably representing less than a third of the original object. The lower portion of the body, side-loops and socket have been removed by means of a neat old truncation. The upper blade is triangular in plan, w…
Created on: Wednesday 29th August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 30th August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Euston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-5574CA
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete but somewhat corroded cast copper-alloy type Arreton developed flat axe, dating to the Early Bronze Age- c. 2000-1700 BC. The axehead is of broadly triangular form, with tapering undecorated sides demonstrating slightly raised shoulder flanges and a worn stop-ridge below the midpoint of the septum. Below this, the crescentic blade flares outwards prominently, thinning towards the cutting edge. Preserved in rather poor condition with relatively little of the original surface remaining, it measures 78.49mm in length, 14.67mm wide at its butt, 19.75mm wide by c. 9.5mm thick at …
Created on: Tuesday 28th August 2018
Last updated: Friday 31st August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bradfield St Clare', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-2E161B
Object type: BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete knapped flint barbed and tanged arrowhead of Green's 'Ballyclare' type, dating c. 2500-1500 BC. One barb, the tang and part of the tip are broken away, but otherwise it survives intact. Manufactured on a tertiary flake of fine-grained translucent blackish-brown flint, it is triangular in plan-tapering along its length to a sharp point. The surviving barb is squared off, though due to breakage the form of the tang cannot be ascertained. Covering bifacial pressure-flaked retouch has removed the entirety of the original flake surface on both sides of the object. Preserved in…
Created on: Thursday 2nd August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 2nd August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hemingstone', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-F7CBD9
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy fragment of a Bronze Age spearhead, dating to c. 1500-800 BC. It is sub-rectangular in plan and slightly tapering towards one end. It consists of a portion of the blade wing and part of the midrib. The surviving blade has a longitudinal bevel on both faces and it breaks on its inner edge. Along the latter break there are two semi-circular dents, which suggest some sort of old percussion. Only one face of the fragmentary midrib survives showing the inside surface of the socket. Both short ends of the spearhead are affected by old breaks. The surfaces are abraded and cover…
Created on: Friday 6th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 8th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wetherden', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-DF31CC
Object type: BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete knapped flint barbed and tanged arrowhead of Green's (1980) 'Sutton' type, dating c. 2500-1500 BC. One barb and the tip of the arrowhead are missing, but otherwise it is preserved in relatively good condition. Manufactured on a small piece of originally tan coloured flint that has now patinated a mottled blue/white, both faces of the arrowhead demonstrate highly invasive pressure-flaked removals that have removed almost all of the original flake surface. The tang is squared off at its base, the body triangular in plan with deep notches cut into its base, while the remaini…
Created on: Thursday 5th July 2018
Last updated: Friday 16th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Great Finborough', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-54B3C7
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy fragment of a Bronze Age socketed axehead, dating to 1450- 800 BC. It consists of a part of the open end of the socket. The edge of the socket end is bevelled and slightly curved in profile. The front face has a longitudinal ridge, which marks the edge of one of the side of the axehead. Adjacent to the forementioned ridge there is a slightly recessed face which has a transverse ridge below the opening edge. The fragment has old breaks now worn and a dark greenish grey patina. Length: 41.85 mm Width: 23.11 mm Thickness: 4.48 m Weight: 22.74 g
Created on: Monday 4th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 31st July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Chelmondiston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-4497E7
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete copper-alloy spiral ring probably of Bronze Age period, dating to c. 1500.1150 BC. It is circular in plan and it is formed by three coils of an oval cross-sectioned metal wire; both ends are broken and worn. The surface is very abraded and heavily pitted. A similar object has been recorded on the PAS database as HAMP-7556B3 and SF-761FF6 , see also examples of spiraloid rings in the Near Lewes hoard (SUSS-C5D042) and the Ockham hoard (SUR-B41DB6), both Middle Bronze Age in date. The function of this object is uncertain, given that it is too large to be a finger ring and …
Created on: Thursday 10th May 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 9th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Eyke', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-9817F8
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper-alloy Late Bronze Age to Early Iron Age socketed axehead fragment of the Sompting Type, Kingston variant, dating to c. 800-600 BC. It consists of the blade and part of the body of the axe. It has a trapezoidal shape in plan and a rectangular cross-section visible through the break. The sides flare gradually to the blade; they have flash lines, which have been partially smoothed after casting. Both faces of the blade have transverse striations. The decoration is visible only on one face and consists of three longitudinal and parallel ribs terminating with three alligned ringed …
Created on: Wednesday 2nd May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 21st June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Monks Eleigh', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-F59C95
Object type: CHISEL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper-alloy socketed chisel of Late Bronze Age date and probable Ewart Park metalworking phase attribution c. 900-750 BC. In form it is very similar in appearance to socketed axes, though the small size of this object heavily infers that function as a chisel is far more likely. The socket mouth is widened and circular in plan, tapering slightly to the midpoint of the object before expanding outwards again towards the flared working end of the object. Preserved in good condition with an even greyish-coloured metal and encrustations covering some portions of the object, …
Created on: Thursday 12th April 2018
Last updated: Monday 8th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Beck Row', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-C250C7
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment originating from a socketed axehead of probable Late Bronze Age date, c. 1000-800 BC and belonging to the Ewart Park metalworking assemblage. Only the cutting edge of the axe survives with the very base of the socket, the rest of the object truncated in an irregular old break. In section it is triangular, while in plan the blade is convex and flared. No casting seams on the sides of the axe are visible, though these may be obscured by corrosion. Preserved in fair condition with some encrustations, it survives to a maximum length of 26.91mm, 46.70mm wide between the edges of …
Created on: Thursday 29th March 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 26th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Beck Row', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-FDD376
Object type: METAL WORKING DEBRIS
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy metal working debris fragment, dating to the Bronze Age to the Post Medieval period. It has and elongeted drop shape in plan but, instead of the pointed end it has two irregular projections. Both faces have irregular and rippled surfaces. It is dated to 2500 BC-AD 1800. Length: 38.37 mm Width: 24.12 mm Thickness: 4.64 mm Weight: 8.96 g
Created on: Wednesday 7th March 2018
Last updated: Thursday 5th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Eyke', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-FD6215
Object type: METAL WORKING DEBRIS
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy metal working debris fragment, dating to the Bronze Age to the Post Medieval period. It is sub-rectangular with irregular and slightly undulated sides. The reverse face is flat while the front face is rippled and irregular. The fragment is abraded and pitted as well. It is dated to 2500 BC-AD 1800. Length: 31.75 mm Width: 19.20 mm Thickness: 4.04 mm Weight: 8.36 g
Created on: Wednesday 7th March 2018
Last updated: Thursday 5th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Eyke', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-021989
Object type: METAL WORKING DEBRIS
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A possible copper-alloy metal working debris fragment of uncertain date from the Bronze Age to the Post- Medieval period. It is sub-oval in plan with irregular sides. The back is partially flat while the front face is irregularly concave. The shape and surface suggest the way the fragment was formed, probably through dripping and drying of the melted metal. Dated to 2500 BC to AD 1800. Length: 38.86 mm Width: 27.15 mm Thickness: 13.31 mm Weight: 43.78 g
Created on: Friday 23rd February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 5th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Eyke', grid reference and parish protected.


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