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Record ID: SF-8FC6EE
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy Roman Colchester derivative (hinged) brooch dating to the first century AD. The brooch is missing the spring, pin and catch-plate. D-shaped section bow with solid circular sectioned wings, the tips of the wings and the bottom half of the bow are heavily corroded. The brooch measures 48.36mm in length, and 27.97mm in width. The wings are approximately 10mm in remaining length and 7.47mm in diameter. The bow is 7.13mm thick at its thickest point. The bow is decorated with moulded decoration consisting of grooves, flanked by raised bands incised with perpendicu…
Created on: Wednesday 13th March 2019
Last updated: Thursday 14th March 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hessett', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-0F0448
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Worn and corroded fragment of a Roman copper alloy brooch, possibly an Aesica, an incomplete spring case and the damaged deep flat-sectioned bow only. Face engraved with two incised arcs which meet at the mid-point. Broken where the lower part and foot are foot missing. Extant length 14mm. Extant width 12.5mm. c.50 - c.75.
Created on: Thursday 7th March 2019
Last updated: Thursday 7th March 2019
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Record ID: ESS-D4356A
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment from the head of a Roman copper-alloy 'colchester derivative' brooch. A small section of the wind backplates remain, as does a backward curved tab which rests at the apex of the brooch head. Much of the bow is missing and broken. Dimensions: weight: 1.3g, length: 14.4mm, width: 11.5mm, thickness: 6.0mm
Created on: Wednesday 20th February 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 20th February 2019
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SF-292CA2
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy Iron Age to Roman brooch of an unclear Type, possibly dating to AD 20- 60. It consists of a straight flat upper bow and a portion of a spring case; the latter is very fragmentary and the bow is heavily dented. What it might appear to be the remainder of a spring case, and the flat and straight bow, suggest that the brooch it is probably of some early types like the Langton Down brooches. Length: 20.29 mm Width: 14.05 mm Thickness: 2.19 mm Weight: 1.79 g
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-18DEC5
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A very worn and abraded cast copper-alloy brooch of Colchester derivative hinged type, dating c. 43-100 AD. The pin, lower bow and catchplate are all missing in old damage but besides this it is preserved intact. It has a circular-sectioned winged head, which entirely encloses the axis bar (though there are no end caps). At its midpoint is a cut-out rectangular section that marks the spot where the pin would have originally hinged, though only the very uppermost portion of this survives. The bow is 'D' shaped in section and completely plain, curving strongly in profile before truncatin…
Created on: Wednesday 30th January 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 5th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Blythburgh', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-5A39A8
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy Roman brooch of the Continental Type, dating to c. AD 50-250. it consists of a slightly curved plate, which tapers towards the ends. The largest section of the plate is sub-rectangular and has its front face decorated with a longitudinal central rib, which divides the field in two; each field has a central circular recess, which is filled by orange enamel. The back face of the plate has traces of the catch-plate at the narrower end while the opposite one has a damaged double lug; one of the lugs still bears traces of the iron axis for the missing hinged pin. …
Created on: Monday 21st January 2019
Last updated: Thursday 7th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hacheston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-59A137
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy Roman brooch of the Continental Type, dating to c. AD 50-250. It consists of a circular flat plate, which has the edges bearing a series of concave curves flanked by rounded projections. The front face of the plate has an outer rib following the brooch's contour and an inner circular ridge, which probably contained a glass boss. The back face has a double lug, which is blocked by fragments of the copper-alloy rivet for the missing hinged pin. The brooch has lost large part of its edge and has a deep crack running along the survived part. The front face is hea…
Created on: Monday 21st January 2019
Last updated: Thursday 7th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hacheston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-590133
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy Roman brooch of the of the Fantail foot Type, dating to c. AD 50-150. The head has only one semi-circular cross-sectioned wing surviving. The rear hook and the spring mechanism is missing. The front face of the wing bears a a series of transverse beaded line and shallow grooves. The short bow (9.64 mm long) is solid and set at right angle to the head, although its front face is semi-circular in profile. The front face of the bow is decorated with a central longitudinal shallow flute, which is flanked by a beaded line on each side. The fantail foot is flat and…
Created on: Monday 21st January 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 6th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hacheston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-064915
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy Roman brooch of the Colchester derivative double lug Type, dating to c. AD 43-100. The wings of the head have a slightly curved profile and they still house the spring mechanism. The back of the head bears the copper-alloy axis-bar and the chord passing through the double lug; few coils of the spring are still in place and a large portion of the pin still survives. The front face of the wings have a semi-circular cross-sectioned knob flanking the upper bow. The bow is oval in cross-section and its front face has a longitudinal groove along its upper part; the…
Created on: Thursday 17th January 2019
Last updated: Monday 4th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hacheston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-CA6784
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete copper-alloy Roman brooch of the Colchester derivative rear hook Type, dating to AD 43-70. It has a winged head and a D-shaped cross sectioned bow. The wings are slightly curved in profile and are heavily worn towards the ends. On the top of the head there is a remainder of the now worn away rear hook. The front face of the bow has a low longitudinal ridge, which flattens to the surface of the bow after 9.90 mm from the head of the brooch. The back face of the bow has a reminder of the catch-plate. The brooch is abraded and worn. Cf Mackreth (2011, p. 43, no. 13354). Le…
Created on: Monday 14th January 2019
Last updated: Monday 21st January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hesset', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-26B676
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete, worn and heavily corroded cast copper-alloy bow brooch of Colchester derivative rearhook type, dating c. 43-65 AD. The foot, catchplate and pin are missing-the rest of the brooch surviving intact. It has a semi-circular sectioned winged head (the wings undecorated), at the middle of which on its reverse face are the remains of a rearward-facing hook. The bow is 'D' shaped in section and heavily concreted, curving in profile before truncating in old damage. Preserved in rather poor condition with an uneven brownish patina, it survives to a length of 20.35mm, 19.41mm wide …
Created on: Thursday 13th December 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 19th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Worlingworth', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-FF3508
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete and somewhat corroded copper-alloy brooch of Trumpet type, dating c. 75-175 AD. The brooch is almost entirely intact except for the lower section of its pin, which is missing in old damage. The head is flared, the hinge/spring mechanism projecting from its rear face and transitioning into a flattened circular panel with small side-lugs and a raised circular cell at its midpoint. This circular element demonstrates copious traces of a white-metal coating. From the bottom edge of this element, the thinned lower bow projects, tapering towards a plain foot (from the rear of wh…
Created on: Tuesday 11th December 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 19th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Mildenhall', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-FF1CC3
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete cast copper-alloy bow brooch of Colchester d derivative, hinged type, dating c. 43-100 AD. The foot, catchplate and pin are missing in an old break but otherwise it is preserved intact. The head is winged and circular sectioned (tubular) with a rectangular slot at its midpoint in the back face of the brooch intended to accommodate the original pin. The wings themselves are each decorated with two pairs of raised transverse collars. The bow is 'D'shaped in section, demonstrating a single raised moulding at its midpoint which runs down the surviving length of the object. …
Created on: Tuesday 11th December 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 19th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Mildenhall', 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-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-A3E5E2
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper-alloy Roman brooch of the Colchester derivative Type, dating to AD 43-120. It is the foot of the brooch, which features a flattened semi-circular cross-sectioned bow and a sub-triangular catch-plate on the back face. The catch-plate is blocked by corroded metal fragments, possibly the remainder of the pin. Length: 22.97 mm Width: 4.32 mm Thickness: 3.10 mm Weight: 1.96 g
Created on: Friday 7th December 2018
Last updated: Monday 28th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Rougham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-659722
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy Roman brooch of the Colchester Derivative double lug Type, dating to AD 43-100. It has two semi-circular cross-sectioned wings and two lugs extending from the back and the top of the head; the lugs are now blocked by fragments of the spring mechanism. The D-shaped cross-cetioned bow is slightly curved in profile and tapers towards the broken end. The front face of the bow has a worn moulded decoration consisting of a longitudinal groove. Length: 24.04 mm Width: 17.63 mm Thickness: 2.32 mm Weight: 2.67 g
Created on: Tuesday 4th December 2018
Last updated: Monday 28th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Theberton', 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-6B2DD0
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy small long brooch of probable Anglo-Saxon attribution, dating c. 450-480 AD. The brooch is complete except for the iron pin, which is now only present in the form of concreted corrosion products on the reverse face of the object. It demonstrates a rectangular headplate with hemi-spherical notches (four in total) cut into its upper and lower edge. On the back of the headplate is a single perforated lug where the pin would have been attached, now largely obscured by the aforementioned corrosion resulting from the pin. The bow is 'D' shaped in section, with…
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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