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Record ID: SF-580AC2
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An iron core in copper-alloy casing Early Medieval weight, dating to AD 850-1066. It is spherical with two opposite flat faces. One face has a circular sunken line decorated with a series of punched annulets; the opposite flat face might have had the same decoration, but the iron corrosion has burts through the copper-alloy coating and covers large part of the surface. Cf. Rogerson (in EAA 74, 1995, p. 69, fig. 52, no. 136). See a parallel on PAS: NMS-8BB723 Diameter: 24.23 mm Height: 17.83 mm Weight: 40.51 g
Created on: Friday 11th May 2018
Last updated: Friday 18th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Rendlesham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-651846
Object type: ROWEL SPUR
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete fragment originating from an iron rowel spur of Medieval to Post-Medieval date, c. 1300-1700. Only the circular-sectioned neck of the spur survives, with the six-pointed copper-alloy 'rowel' still preserved in-situ. The rest of the object, consisting the arms of the object, is broken away in old damage. Preserved completely corroded and in relatively poor condition, the spur survives to a length of 41.50mm, 10.66mm thick at its midpoint, and c. 30.34mm in width at the widest point of the rowel. It weighs 13.83g. Ellis (in Clark, 1995, p. 147) notes that rowels of this …
Created on: Monday 11th September 2017
Last updated: Monday 13th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Mildenhall', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-44FC96
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete iron spearhead dating to the Early Medieval period, c. 500-650 AD. The spear is lanceolate, missing parts of its blade and tip as well as the lower section of the socket- though is otherwise preserved relatively complete. The cleft socket is circular in section and tapers towards its junction with the blade, demonstrating a triangular cut-out section on one side, in which can still be viewed fragments of semi-mineralised wood. The socket neck is short and solid, expanding outwards again and tapering into a blade of probable leaf-shaped original form, the central midrib on…
Created on: Friday 4th August 2017
Last updated: Thursday 30th August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Mendham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-445676
Object type: SEAX
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete iron Seax or long knife dating to the Early Medieval period, c. 450-600 AD. The object is single edged, with a triangular-sectioned blade that thickens at its upper edge and curves down towards its point, giving it a humped appearance. The tang is triangular in form and follows the centre line of the blade, though the presumably organic handle is now missing. Preserved in fair condition with the original surface now mostly obscured by corrosion products, the seax measures c. 345mm long, 17.50mm thick at the midpoint of the tang, 42.49mm thick at the midpoint of the blade …
Created on: Friday 4th August 2017
Last updated: Thursday 5th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Mendham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-399C54
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete and heavily corroded iron rotary key dating to the Medieval period, c. 1270-1400. The exact form of the bow is uncertain, though the shank is rectangular in section and narrows above the projecting bit, the upper section of which is circular-sectioned and tapers to a rounded tip. The bit itself is heavily damaged and corroded, though its form probably consisted originally of three separate clefted bars. Preserved in poor condition, it survives to a length of c. 137mm, 8.63mm thick at the midpoint of the shank, and a maximum of 28.55mm thick between the shank and survivin…
Created on: Wednesday 28th June 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 29th August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Nayland-with-Wissington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-041232
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
12 iron nails or rivets of uncertain date. These are probably from hobnail boots. Total weight: 11.73g
Created on: Monday 8th May 2017
Last updated: Saturday 20th May 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wenhaston with Mells Hamlet', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-BC8BAE
Object type: METAL WORKING DEBRIS
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two fragmentary iron ingots or probable post-medieval to modern date. One ingot is broken into three pieces and the other two, but together these appear to comprise complete objects. Both are flattened, roughly rectangular with rounded corners. One has an irregular surface on one face, which is pitted with multiple holes. These are probably the voids left behind by organic material and suggest that the ingots were crudely maufactured. The metal is hard a brittle, as evidenced by the multiple cracks and fractures seen on both. The surface of the metal is an oxidised red-brown. The …
Created on: Wednesday 29th March 2017
Last updated: Thursday 27th April 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Fressingfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-9EF0BA
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Description: A complete earlier medieval (probably circa 12th century) iron sword decorated with silver-coloured wire inlay and found together with the separate remains of its scabbard. The sword is 940.20mm in length and is 150.4mm wide at the cross-guard. The hilt has a 'brazil nut' shaped pommel 40.5mm in length by 60.5mm in width, a narrow square cross-sectioned grip, 90mm in length, which expands slightly towards the cross-guard. The cross-guard has straight quillions, square in cross-section, each narrowing slightly towards either end. The blade is straight, narrow, and gradually…
Created on: Tuesday 7th February 2017
Last updated: Monday 4th March 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Bury St Edmunds', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-A48807
Object type: SPUR
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of an Early Medieval iron prick spur. The spur is Y-shaped and only the prick and a short section of one arm survives. The sides are D-shaped in cross-section and the prick section is long and tapering. The surface of the metal is heavily corroded. Length: 61.17mm, width: 35.45mm, thickness: 12.70mm, weight: 16.97g
Created on: Tuesday 27th September 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 30th August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Parham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-7FAA9C
Object type: HOB NAIL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An iron nail, possibly a hob nail of Roman date. It has a corroded dome-shaped head with integral square sectioned shaft that tapers to a blunt tip. The entire object measures 8.67mm in width/diameter at head, 4.35mm in thickness at head, 13.84mm in length including shaft, and 1.02g in weight. It finds parallels in Manning's Type 10 hob nails (Manning, 1985: pp. 136-137, fig. 32 no. 10, and is of probable Roman date, c.43-410 AD.
Created on: Monday 20th June 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 30th August 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ousden', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-A18281
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete iron Roman brooch of P-shaped type. At the head of the brooch is a separately cast iron axis bar, which has globular terminals and is held in place by the flattened head of the bow being folded around the axis bar. A separately iron spring chord and spring of at least four coils are coiled around the axis bar. To one side of the spring coils is a separate iron pin that is cylindrical in form, perhaps missing its tip due to old breaks, and coiled around the axis bar. This suggests the originaly pin may have broken, the surviving pin a replacement to enable the brooch to cont…
Created on: Thursday 28th January 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 12th October 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Great Finborough', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-783716
Object type: METAL WORKING DEBRIS
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A large fragment of fused iron and copper alloy smithing debris with some black shiny material on one surface, which may be glass. The undiagnostic nature of the object makes it impossible to assign anything other than a very broad date. Length: 68.20mm, width: 40.12mm, thickness: 29.16mm, 116.21g
Created on: Thursday 14th January 2016
Last updated: Thursday 14th January 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Woodbridge', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-0276F4
Object type: HAMMER
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete iron hammer, possibly a hand hammer of Roman date. It is rectangular in form with a central oval head that has a central circular aperture retaining some of its encrusted soil. At each end the head tapers to rectangular chisel edges, one of which is pointed the other flattened and perhaps missing its outer edge due to old breaks. All surfaces of the object have red/brown corrosion products, but the object is largely complete. It measures 149.07mm in length, 45.95mm in width (at centre, 21.00mm and 21,26mm at each end), 20.70mm in thickness, and 325g in weight. Similar iron …
Created on: Thursday 3rd December 2015
Last updated: Thursday 5th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bradfield St. Clare', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-12918C
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete iron medieval annular shoe buckle. It is extremely small in size with a simple pin wrapped around the hoop at one end. The metal is heavily corroded. Similar iron buckles have been found during excavations in London, most from mid-14th to mid-15th century contexts (Egan and Pritchard 1991, 59-61). Egan and Prtichard (ibid., 57) suggest that buckles of this period with a diameter or 20mm or less are probably from shoes. Diameter: 12.12mm, thickness: 4.17mm, weight: 0.63g
Created on: Tuesday 22nd September 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 16th December 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Icklingham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUR-ECB54C
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A knife comprising an antler handle, an iron blade and tang, a copper alloy plate on the tang, and possibly aluminium very corroded eagle's head terminal. The iron blade is grooved. The antler handle is 64.6mm long. Two spacers, presumably of wood, are missing. This knife is likely to be of mid to late 19th century date.
Created on: Sunday 20th September 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 6th October 2015
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Record ID: SF-F19530
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A possible worn and corroded iron spear, perhaps a pilum of Roman date. It has a tapering shaft that is cylindrical in section with an incomplete socket at the attachment end. At the terminal end the shaft tapers to a flattened blade, most of which is incomplete due to old breaks. This is sub-oval in form, perhaps tapering towards a pointed tip, but the precise shape remains uncertain given the preservation of the object. It measures 288mm in surviving length, 15.91mm in width/diameter at socket, 35.04mm in surviving width at blade, and 147.46g in weight. The precise form of this o…
Created on: Friday 22nd May 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 30th August 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Eye', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-5A266B
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An iron arrowhead of probable Medieval date. It is triangular in form with slight mid ribs and narrow barbs that taper close to the integral socket. The socket itself is circular in section, flaring towards the attachment end. This arrowhead measures 68.86mm in length, 16.47mm in width, 9.58mm in thickness/diameter at socket (3.54mm in thickness at blade), and 10.62g in weight. Close parallels to this arrowhead are noted in examples published from London (LMMC: p. 69, Types 14-15; LON-F9DC8D, LON-ECF872, see also GLO-BF0875, SF-8C4B17). These barbed and tanged arrowheads are dated to …
Created on: Tuesday 3rd March 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 17th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Mildenhall', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IARCH-16C2E3
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron fragment. Undiagnostic, no details.
Created on: Tuesday 20th January 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ipswich, near (addenda)', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-71900C
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A worn and corroded iron annular buckle frame of probable Medieval or later date. It has an annular frame that is circular in section. Hinging around the frame is a separately cast iron pin that is rectangular in form, oval in section, and has a rounded tip that is currently stuck to the underside of the frame due to post-depositional iron corrosion. The entire object measures 16.07mm in diameter, 3.10mm in thickness, and 1.54g in weight. This buckle frame is of probable Medieval date, c.14th-15th centuries AD, if not slightly later (as Egan and Pritchard, 1991: nos. 55, 72, 88).
Created on: Tuesday 9th December 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 9th December 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Framlingham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-614293
Object type: ANVIL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A large iron object, probably an anvil of possible Roman date. It is roughly rectangular in profile, square in section, tapering slightly towards one end. All surfaces have extensive corrosion and encrustation making close identification of both form and means of manufacture impossible. The entire object measures 230mm in length and 220mm in width at one end (base?), 190mm in length and 160mm in width at the opposite end (top?), and roughly 240mm in height. It has not been possible to obtain an accurate weight for the object, which is substantially heavier than the 20kg maximum scale s…
Created on: Thursday 21st August 2014
Last updated: Monday 11th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Braiseworth', grid reference and parish protected.


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