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Record ID: SF-53DBDE
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy fragment originating from a bow brooch of Roman date, probably c. 43-125 AD. The fragment consists the lower bow, foot and catchplate only-the rest of the object missing in an old break. The bow itself is decorated with three raised vertical ribs, but is otherwise plain. The catchplate is triangular in plan and flattened, its back edge curved to accommodate the pin. Preserved in rather poor condition, it survives to a length of 24.21mm, 4.07mm wide at the midpoint of the bow by 9.11mm thick between the bow and catchplate. It weighs 2.11g. Due to its frag…
Created on: Thursday 14th February 2019
Last updated: Thursday 14th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Worlingworth', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-5E8ED5
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper-alloy La Tene I bow brooch of Adams type 1b dating to the Early Iron Age, c. 450-300 BC. The brooch survives completely intact, though its pin and part of the spring is somewhat distorted in old damage. It demonstrates a four-coiled spring, the outer coils arching in a semicircle above the head before plunging to form the pin. The head expands into a broadly oval shaped body demonstrating raised decoration in the form of an inner hollow lenticular moulding. At the base of the body, the lower bow quickly tapers before flattening into an 'L' shaped forward-facing c…
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-0290FB
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy fragment originating from a bow brooch of probable Colchester Derivative type, dating c. AD 43-100. Only the lower bow, foot and catchplate survive, the rest of the brooch missing in an old break. The bow is 'D' shaped in section with a prominent longitudinal moulded ridge, the foot plain and the catchplate triangular with a rolled back edge that originally would have accomodated the pin. At the centre of the catchplate is a small oval cut-out section. Preserved in fair condition with an even greenish patina, it survives to a length of 22.65mm, 2.79mm th…
Created on: Monday 5th November 2018
Last updated: Monday 5th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Mildenhall', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-CBC85A
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy bow brooch of Colchester Derivative double-lugged type dating to the Roman period, c. AD 43-100. Only the head and upper bow survive, the pin, lower bow and foot missing in old breaks. The head demonstrates plain hemi-spherically sectioned wings, a perforated double-lug projecting from its midpoint on the rear face of the object. Part of the spring and axis bar remains threaded through these. The bow is 'D' shaped in section and demonstrates a prominent longitudinal crest extending down its midpoint until the bow truncates about a third of the way down i…
Created on: Thursday 27th September 2018
Last updated: Thursday 27th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brockley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-93F926
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy bow brooch of probable late Iron Age to early Roman date, c. AD 1-60. The pin and most of the catchplate are missing in old breaks, but otherwise the object is preserved intact. The head demonstrates extremely stubby wings, from the rear of which project a double pin-lug with separate axis bar, from which the pin would originally have hinged. The bow is 'D' shaped in section and tapers towards its plain foot, its outer surface demonstrating a single median longitudinal moulding flanked by two thinner mouldings on the edge of the brooch. The catchplate is…
Created on: Friday 31st August 2018
Last updated: Friday 14th December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bradfield St Clare', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-50C222
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy bow brooch of Colchester Derivative double-lugged form dating to the Roman period, c. AD 43-100. Only the pin and part of the spring are missing, the rest of the object preserved intact. It has a hemi-spherically sectioned head with a rearward-facing double lug projecting from its midpoint, through which are still threaded the remains of the spring and axis bar. The bow is 'D' shaped in section and crested, demonstrating a prominent central moulding running down its midpoint as this portion of the object tapers. At the foot of the brooch projecting from …
Created on: Tuesday 28th August 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 27th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Great Waldingfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-C1383F
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy fragment originating from a bow brooch of Hod Hill type, dating c. AD 43-75. Only half the midsection of the object, lower bow and foot survive, the res tof the brooch missing in old damage. The midpoint of the brooch consists a flattened rectangular panel decorated with at least five vertical moulded ribs, its sides terminating in a circular knop. Below this, the lower bow extends-being an elongated rectangle in plan with seven protruding transverse ribs visible on its upper surface before it terminates in a circular knop. On the rear face of the lower …
Created on: Thursday 9th August 2018
Last updated: Friday 23rd November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Woodbridge', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-761AED
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy fragment originating from a Trumpet type brooch dating to the Roman period, c. 75-175 AD. Only the head survives, which is broadly oval in plan and flares out towards its rear face, from which a single perforated pin-attachment lug projects. Below this, the circular-sectioned bow extends briefly before truncating abruptly in old damage. Preserved in rather poor condition, it survives to a length of 14.05mm, 14.16mm in width at the head, and 2.99mm thick at the truncated end of the bow. It weighs 2.22g. An identical fragment of a Trumpet type brooch is r…
Created on: Thursday 12th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 12th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wilby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-7344E5
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy bow brooch dating to the Roman period, c. 43-100 AD. Only the head and upper bow survive intact, the remainder of the object missing in old breaks. It demonstrates a circular-sectioned winged head with an internal axis bar, a rectangular slot on the rear face of the object intended to provide the means of hinging the pin (the upper portion of which still survives). Each wing is decorated with two pairs of double transverse collars close to its terminal, the inner edges remaining plain. The bow is 'D' shaped in section, demonstrating a central raised ridg…
Created on: Thursday 12th July 2018
Last updated: Monday 12th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wilby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-676D93
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A mostly complete cast copper-alloy two-piece bow brooch of double-lugged Colchester Derivative type dating to the Roman period, c. 43-100 AD. Only the pin mechanism, pin and part of one lug are missing in old damage, the rest of the object preserved intact. It demonstrates a hemispherically sectioned winged head (the latter undecorated), with a projecting double-lug at the midpoint of its rear face. The bow is 'D' shaped in section and tapers long its length, demonstrating a prominent longitudinal moulded crest that runs down its middle. At the foot of the brooch, the catchplate proje…
Created on: Wednesday 11th July 2018
Last updated: Monday 12th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wilby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-5D7F72
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy and enamel bow brooch of hinged Trumpet derivative type dating to the Roman period, c. 75-175 AD. Only the pin and part of the head are missing, otherwise the brooch is preserved intact. It has a rectangular-sectioned winged head demonstrating a broken headloop at its apex, with a central circular perforation (for the axis bar) and a rectangular slot at its midpoint intended to accomodate and hinge the pin- only the very uppermost section of which survives. The bow is 'D' shaped in section, extending for a short distance before flaring out abruptly to fo…
Created on: Wednesday 11th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wilby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-5D17C3
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy one piece bow brooch of La Tene III/Nauheim Derivative type, dating to the late Iron Age or early Roman period, c. 50 BC-50 AD. Only the pin is missing, the remainder of the brooch preserved intact. It posesses a sprung head made up of two coils, the truncated end of the spring/pin looping under these before truncating in an old break. The bow is flat in section and broadly triangular in plan, its borders decorated with incised lines which converge at its base. The foot is plain, its rear face flattened and curling back on itself to form the catchplate. …
Created on: Wednesday 11th July 2018
Last updated: Monday 12th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wilby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-5CC1A1
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A worn and incomplete cast copper-alloy bow brooch of Colchester Derivative hinged type dating to the Roman period, c. 43-100 AD. The lower bow, catchplate, pin and part of the head are missing in old breaks, though otherwise the brooch is preserved intact. It has a circular-sectioned winged head containing the axis bar, part of one wing missing in old damage. At the midpoint of the head on its reverse face is a small rectangular slot where the pin would originally have hinged from, now containing only the very uppermost section of the pin. The front face of each wing is decorated with…
Created on: Wednesday 11th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wilby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-B60135
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy fragment originating from a probable Colchester Derivative type bow brooch dating to the Roman period, c. 43-100 AD. The fragment consists only the catchplate and a small portion of the lower bow, the rest of the brooch missing in an old break. The lower bow itself is 'D' shaped in section, demonstrating incised decoration on its upper surface consisting two transverse grooves followed by a 'V' shaped motif. From the rear of the surviving bow and foot, the triangular catchplates-demonstrating a central triangular cut-out section and a rolled back edge in…
Created on: Tuesday 3rd July 2018
Last updated: Friday 16th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Combs', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-D6C53E
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy bow brooch of proto-headstud type, dating c. 75-150 AD. It demonstrates a circular-sectioned tubular winged head with an internal axis bar and pin-slot at the midpoint of its reverse face, the remnants of the pin still surviving in-situ. The front faces of each wing are decorated with double widened transverse grooves in addition to white-metal coating. The bow demonstrates the broken remains of a headloop at its apex is somewhat straight in profile, composed of two main sections divided by a central transverse moulding flanked above and below by deep tr…
Created on: Thursday 17th May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'West Stow', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-D67AE2
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy bow brooch of Colchester Derivative double-lugged type dating to the Roman period, c. 43-100 AD. The pin and spring are missing in old damage, though otherwise it survives intact. The brooch has a hemi-spherically sectioned winged head, the wings being plain and undecorated. Projecting from the reverse of the head at its midpoint is a protruding double-lug that originally would have secured the spring chord and axis bar. The bow is 'D' shaped in section and demonstrates a heavily crested moulding at its apex, which extends along with two flanking raised …
Created on: Thursday 17th May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'West Stow', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-2F8B46
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy bow brooch of Colchester Derivative double-lugged type dating to the Roman period, c. 43-100 AD. Missing its lower bow, catchplate and spring, the brooch is otherwise preserved intact. It demonstrates a hemi-spherical sectioned winged head with a partially broken double lug projecting from its reverse face. The wings are undecorated and one is rather thickly miscast at its terminal, giving the false impression of an end-cap. The bow is 'D' shaped in section and demonstrates a prominent longitudinal crest flanked by two less prominent raised mouldings run…
Created on: Friday 27th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 11th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Icklingham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-FE493C
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete and corroded copper-alloy bow brooch of Colchester Derivative rearhook type, dating to the Roman period, c. 43-100 AD. The spring and pin are missing as well as the rearhook itself, though otherwise the object is preserved intact. It demonstrates a hemi-spherically sectioned winged head, at the midpoint of which on its rear face would originally have been a rearward-facing hook. The wings themselves are short and stubby, with no decoration visible. The bow is 'D' shaped in section and plain except for a prominent ridge running down its midpoint. At the foot of the brooch…
Created on: Wednesday 7th March 2018
Last updated: Friday 27th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bedfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-D88DF4
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete cast copper-alloy bow brooch of Aesica type (Mackreth class 2c) dating to the Late Iron Age or early Roman period, c. 25-60 AD. The spring and pin are missing in old damage, though otherwise the object is preserved intact. It demonstrates a hemi-spherically sectioned winged head, with a projecting rearward facing hook at its midpoint. One wing demonstrates a decorative groove towards its terminal end, though its opposing partner lacks this. The bow curves strongly in profile, decorated on its upper edge with convergent moulded vertical and transverse grooves in addition t…
Created on: Monday 5th March 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 13th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Thelnetham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-45793B
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy fragment originating from a probable Colchester Derivative type bow brooch dating to the Roman period, c. 43-100 AD. Only the lower bow and catchplate survive, with the rest of the object missing in old damage. The lower section of the bow itself is 'D' shaped in section and the catchplate sub-triangular in plan, flaring out from the back of the bow while demonstrating a rolled back edge (to accomodate the original pin) with two cut-out sections in its middle, the upper sub-rectangular and the lower broadly circular. Preserved in fair condition with an u…
Created on: Wednesday 14th February 2018
Last updated: Friday 22nd June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Fressingfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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