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    • Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL

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Record ID: SF-2A32C3
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy Early Medieval stirrup terminal, dating to AD 1000-1100. It takes the form of an animal foot with a flat and oval base and three lobed projections along the lower edge. The terminal is socketed to allow the lodging of one of the lower corner of the stirrup; the inner walls of the socket have traces of soldering. The upper edge of the terminal is C-shaped in cross-section and bears a raised collar on the outer face. The outer surfaces have traces of white metal coating. As Williams (1997, p. 3. fig. 5). Cf with other examples in this database: BUC-92974C, BUC…
Created on: Tuesday 12th February 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 12th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Gislingham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-9BEDA0
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy Early Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) bird brooch, dating to 1000-1100. The bird has a trapezoidal tail, which is marked by a series of longitudinal shallow grooves. The body of the bird is semi-circular in cross-section and has a rearwards wing projection on the upper edge and two worn leg knobs on the lower edge; the head is rounded with a engraved dot for the eye, the beak is pointed. The neck features a transverse groove. The front face of the body is decorated with a series of ring-and-dot motifs. The back face of the tail has a pierced lug set at right angle to …
Created on: Tuesday 5th February 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 6th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Exning', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-963C96
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy Early Medieval (Anglo-Scandinavian/Viking) sword pommel cap, dating to AD 930-1000. The hollow piece has a moulded design depicting two boar heads facing outwards and a sub-trapezoidal central moulding between them. The full-rounded boar heads bear accurate details of the snout, the tusks and the eyes; both faces have a two sunken and notched lines depicting the boars mouths. The heads are finished with gilt and silver inlays. The central moulding has a concave upper edge and its outer face is decorated with a symmetric design depicting a zoomorphic face gnas…
Created on: Tuesday 5th February 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 6th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bildeston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-8A3B39
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy Early Medieval buckle, dating to AD 1000-1100. It consists of a D-shaped frame, which has an oval cross-section and a narrowed and off set bar; at either end of the bar there is a moulded animal with the mouth open towards the pin bar itself. The front face of the outer edge of the frame has a shallow notch for the missing pin. The surface is very worn. See other examples on this database: LIN-5E320A, YORYM-971456, DENO-5BFEE2, DENO-0F5AB1. Length: 24.32 mm Width: 32.89 mm Thickness: 7.09 mm Weight: 16.70 g
Created on: Friday 11th January 2019
Last updated: Monday 28th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wantisden', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-77CCF9
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper-alloy stirrup strap mount of Anglo-Scandinavian derivation corresponding to Williams' class A, type 11, dating c. 1050-1125. The strap mount is broadly triangular in plan, demonstrating a rounded projecting lug with a central circular aperture at its apex (the lug with scalloped edges), below which is a rectangular moulded bar. Underneath this, the main body of the stirrup mount is present, demonstrating convex expanding sides that straighten towards their base-where there is an internally facing stepped flange with co-incident circular rivet holes (2), one of wh…
Created on: Thursday 10th January 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 6th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Stanton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-5F7D81
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A very base silver Northumbrian styca of Aethelred II, dating c. 841-844. Moneyer Leofthegn at uncertain Northumbrian mint. North 188. Recorded on the EMC as 2019.0013.
Created on: Wednesday 9th January 2019
Last updated: Thursday 10th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Exning', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-5D38E9
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An almost entirely complete cast copper-alloy Middle Saxon strap end dating to the Early Medieval period, c. 750-900. This example is of Thomas' class A1axiv, 'Split-end strap-ends of convex form with zoomorphic terminals decorated with a single field of Trewhiddle style adornment, depicting two interlaced animals'. The strap end survives virtually complete with the exception of the rivets and one corner of its backplate, both missing in old damage. The strap end is broadly sub-triangular in plan, demonstrating curved sides that taper along their length towards a zoomorphic terminal wh…
Created on: Wednesday 9th January 2019
Last updated: Friday 1st February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Exning', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-5CEBFD
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy pin from a probable triple-linked set dating to the Early Medieval period, c. 750-900. The pin is missing most of its shank, but otherwise is preserved relatively intact. The head is discoidal and flattened, a broken circular aperture at its upper edge where a chain would have connected it to its partner(s). On the front of the head is largely obscured decoration consisting scrolled inlaid silver wire that is now largely masked by encrustation. At the base of the head is a double transverse collar that demarcates the junction between the head and survivi…
Created on: Wednesday 9th January 2019
Last updated: Friday 1st February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Exning', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-91FA3A
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper-alloy stirrup strap mount of Anglo-Scandinavian derivation dating to the late Early Medieval period, c. 1000-1100. The mount is of Williams' class A, but fits into his small group of 'unclassified' examples. The mount is broadly pentagonal in plan, demonstrating a small circular aperture at its apex and an inwardly facing flange at its base-above which are two adjacent circular apertures clogged with ferrous corrosion products (likely the remains of rivets). The inner face of the mount is plain and featureless, while its outer surface is ornately decorated with z…
Created on: Tuesday 18th December 2018
Last updated: Thursday 24th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Suffolk', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-10F9A6
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy gilt mount, fitting or hasp dating to the Early Medieval period, c. 600-700 AD. The mount is rectangular in plan, one end truncated in old damage. At the complete end of the mount, it terminates in two opposed birds heads, whose beaks curl around and converge at their apex to form a small circular aperture. Behind these, the main body of the mount consists a rectangular panel bordering an intricate pattern of curving interlace designs in either Style 2 or of Style 2 derived form. Towards the back of the mount (as it survives) are two offset broken circul…
Created on: Wednesday 12th December 2018
Last updated: Thursday 10th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Exning', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-A98ECD
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy Early Medieval (Anglo- Saxon) disc brooch, dating to AD 700-900. The front has a raised backward-looking animal with the full four legs visible, a raised and upward curled tail and a neck with outer notches (mane looking). The central motif is surrounded by a border of incised transverse strokes. The back face is plain and bears the remains of a semicircular pierced lug, which is set parallel to the edge of the disc; opposite and parallel to the latter there are traces of what once must have been the hooked catch. The surfaces are very abraded. As West (199…
Created on: Friday 7th December 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Shelley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-A645DA
Object type: SLEEVE CLASP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy sleeve clasp of probable Early Anglo-Saxon attribution dating to the Early Medieval period, c. 500-600 AD. Only one half of the clasp survives, its partner now missing due to old damage.. It is formed of a bar with flattened square terminals and a rectangular flattened midsection topped with a smaller rectangular boss, each terminal itself being decorated with an incised saltire motif. The waisted areas between the terminals and midsection each demonstrate transverse raised mouldings that serve to give a 'ribbed' or corrugated effect. From the front of t…
Created on: Friday 7th December 2018
Last updated: Monday 14th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Freckenham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-A5D5F8
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy Early Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) buckle, dating to AD 600-700. It has an oval frame with a flattened oval cross-section. The pin-bar is narrowed and oval in cross-section; it is very worn. the outside edge of the frame is slightly thicker than the rest. Pin and plates are missing. The buckle probably belongs to Marzinzik's Typegroup I.10a-i (2003, p. 351, no. 4). Length: 15.75 mm Width: 22.72 mm Thickness of the outside edge of the frame: 3.71 mm Weight: 2.68 g
Created on: Friday 7th December 2018
Last updated: Monday 28th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bromeswell', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-A58FE4
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy Early Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) Small-long brooch, dating to AD 450-480. The head is totally missing. The arched bow has a rectangular-section flat panel at top and bottom and a V-shaped cross-section in the centre; the two panels have transverse incised line on the front. The foot has a sub-triangular shape in plan an bears a pair of incised transverse lines on the upper part of its front face. The end of the foot has a raised half-round moulding, which consists of a transverse line and a terminal rounded knob; the two are separated by a transverse flute. The b…
Created on: Friday 7th December 2018
Last updated: Monday 28th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bromeswell', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-7CAAD8
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy pin of 'Wrythen headed' form, dating to the Middle Saxon period- c. 750-850. It demonstrates sub-spherical (but slightly ovular) circular-sectioned head decorated with deep spiralling grooves that converge at its apex, from the base of which projects around half of the original circular-sectioned shank. Dividing the shank and head is a rather worn double raised transverse collar. Preserved in good condition with an even greenish patina, it survives to a length of 32.24mm, 5.85mm in diameter at the widest point of the head, and 1.46mm thick at the truncat…
Created on: Wednesday 5th December 2018
Last updated: Monday 28th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Freckenham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-7ACABC
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incompelte cast copper-alloy fragment originating from an unidentified object of probable Early Medieval (Early Anglo-Saxon) date, c. 450-600 AD. The fragment is broadly triangular in plan, a small piece broken from its thin end and its sides also demonstrating apparent breaks. In profile, the piece curves somewhat, with a dished underside. Its upper surface demonstrates decoration in the form of two large stamped ring-dot motifs, a row of smaller (but very worn) stamped ring-dot motifs inbetween them. Preserved in rather poor condition with active corrosion on one side, it survives…
Created on: Wednesday 5th December 2018
Last updated: Monday 14th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Norton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-5501E5
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A silver Early Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) scaetta, dating to AD 675-685. Obverse: laureate and mantled bust right, TNC before. Reverse: cross on steps, in beaded circles, legend around reading [...](M)IAT[...]. Cf Abramson's series PAIIB, type 96 (2006, p. 124, Pa15). EMC 2019.0023
Created on: Monday 3rd December 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 15th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Theberton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-BEFB73
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An early-medieval base silver penny of Alfred the Great of Wessex (871-99), Lunettes type (c.871-5; obverse Lyons and Mackay group 1 variant II; reverse: Lunettes C), moneyer: Biarnmod at uncertain southern mint. North 627 (lunettes broken at angles). Ref: North 1994; Lyons and Mackay 2008: 44; 46-7. A small piece of the flan has broken away in old damage.
Created on: Monday 26th November 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 13th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Exning', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-6B4808
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy and iron fragment originating from an Anglo-Saxon brooch of cruciform type, probably dating c. 450-480 AD. The fragment consists a single detachable full-round knop from the headplate, the knop itself being copper-alloy with an internal iron spindle. It is sub-conical in form and circular-sectioned, with a waisted midsection and its base decorated with parallel concentric grooves. A mass of encrusted ferrous corrosion at the base of the object represents the remains of the spindle. Preserved in fair condition with an even greenish patina, it measures 13.…
Created on: Thursday 22nd November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 29th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Norton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-6B381D
Object type: SLEEVE CLASP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A very worn and abraded incomplete cast copper-alloy sleeve clasp dating to the Early Medieval period, c. 500-600 AD. Less than one half of the 'male' portion of the sleeve clasp survives, its partner and part of its lower section missing in old breaks. The object is broadly rectangular in plan, consisting a bar with a front edge demonstrating closely-spaced transverse mouldings and a broken hook, behind which are two small circular apertures that themselves are in front of a scalloped (?) back edge. Preserved in rather poor condition with an uneven greenish patina, it survives to a le…
Created on: Thursday 22nd November 2018
Last updated: Monday 28th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Norton', grid reference and parish protected.


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