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    • County: Suffolk
    • Object type: BOW BROOCH
    • Broad period: IRON AGE

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Record ID: SF-5E8ED5
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Suffolk
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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-93F926
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Suffolk
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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-5D17C3
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Suffolk
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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-5922F6
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Suffolk
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An incomplete and worn cast copper-alloy Colchester type brooch dating to the Late Iron Age or early Roman period, c. 25-60 AD. The catchplate and pin mechanism are missing, but otherwise the brooch is preserved intact. It demonstrates a winged head with short, flat-sectioned wings, a rearward facing hook projects from its midsection and a spring-chord from its front. The bow is broadly 'D' shaped in section, curving strongly in profile and tapering along its length towards the foot of the brooch. Preserved in relatively poor condition with a coarse brownish patina, it measures 56.60m…
Created on: Friday 10th November 2017
Last updated: Friday 22nd December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Lidgate', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-28AAB3
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Suffolk
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An incomplete cast copper-alloy Nauheim derivative type bow brooch dating to the Late Iron Age or early Roman period, c. 25-100 AD. It demonstrates a sprung head consisting of four bifurcated coils, with the pin and part of one coil broken away in old damage. Below this, the bow (strongly curving in profile) expands outwards into a broadly rectangular form before tapering again as it moves towards the catchplate, which itself is triangular in plan, missing its rolled back edge, and terminates in a strongly knopped foot. The brooch is largely undecorated, though the outer face of the b…
Created on: Thursday 15th June 2017
Last updated: Thursday 15th February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Great Finborough', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-609548
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Suffolk
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An incomplete cast copper-alloy La Tene III/Nauheim derivative type bow brooch dating to the late Iron Age or early Roman period, c. 25-100 AD. It is missing its spring, pin and upper bow, with only the lower half of the bow and foot surviving. Below the truncation that has removed the former. the centre of the bow (curving strongly in profile) demonstrates two raised lonitudinal lines of reeded decoration, below which are two low-relief transverse collars that separate the bow from foot. Part of the catchplate protrudes from the rear of the foot, though most of this has broken away i…
Created on: Wednesday 11th January 2017
Last updated: Friday 17th March 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Gisleham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-51ABDF
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Suffolk
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An incomplete cast copper-alloy Rosette-type bow brooch dating to the late Iron Age or early Roman period, c. 25-60 AD. It has a semi-circular sectioned head closed off at its terminal ends by integral caps. The spring mechanism and pin are missing. The bow curves strongly in profile, integrally cast with an originally circular central boss decorated with numerous series of concentric circular raised ridges, much of which has now broken away in old damage. This tapers towards the foot of the brooch (originally fantail-shaped), on the reverse side of which the remains of the catchplate…
Created on: Tuesday 10th January 2017
Last updated: Thursday 16th March 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Rushmere', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-7F033A
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Suffolk
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A complete cast copper-alloy La Tene III/Nauheim derivative type bow brooch dating to the late Iron Age or early Roman period, c. 25-100 AD. The brooch demonstrates a bifurcated coiled head that curves back on itself to form the pin, which survives intact but is heavily distorted and now projects away from the catchplate. The bow is 'D' shaped in section and curves in profile before tapering to form the foot and rolled catchplate which projects from the back of the bow. Preserved in very good condition with an even brown patina, the brooch measures 40.10mm long, 5.17mm wide at its hea…
Created on: Monday 19th December 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 8th February 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brandon', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-13A194
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Suffolk
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An incomplete copper-alloy Roman bow brooch, possibly of Colchester or derivative type. Only half of the spring coil and the pin survive, the remainder now missing due to old breaks. The remains of five coils survive, extending at one end to an integral pin that is cylindrical in form and tapers to a point. The entire fragment measures 16.13mm in width, 26.54mm in length, 2.15mm in thickness/diameter at pin (7.93mm at spring), and 3.86g in weight. This is probably an incomplete spring and pin from a Roman brooch. It is likely to be of Colchester or derivative type, perhaps dating …
Created on: Wednesday 15th June 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd August 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Dalham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-9D288F
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Suffolk
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An incomplete copper-alloy Roman Colchester bow brooch. It is missing most of the spring, pin and catchplate due to old breaks, and has suffered from extensive post-depositional wear and corrosion. The brooch has flat rectangular wings, separated at the centre of the head by an integral spring and hook, both of which are incomplete due to old breaks. The bow is oval in section and rectangular in form, tapering to a pointed foot. On the back face of the foot are the remains of an incomplete but integral triangular catchplate. The entire brooch measures 43.79mm in length, 13.07mm in wid…
Created on: Wednesday 4th May 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd August 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Pettaugh', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-823897
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A worn and incomplete Roman Colchester bow brooch. Only the head of the brooch and part of the spring survive, the remainder of the object now missing due to old breaks. The wings are flat, rectangular in form, and undecorated. At the centre of the head is an integrally cast rear hook that folds forwards onto the head of the bow and holds in place an integrally cast spring chord and spring, of which three coils survive. The bow itself is flat, pointed oval in cross-section, and terminates in old breaks at the head. The entire fragment measures 16.63mm in width, 12.28mm in length, 1.18…
Created on: Thursday 3rd March 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd August 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hacheston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-B41C6E
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Suffolk
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An incomplete copper-alloy Roman Colchester bow brooch. It is missing half of the spring, the pin and foot due to old breaks. The wings are undecorated, flat and rectangular in form. They are separated at their centre by an integrally cast hook that folds forwards onto the head of the bow and holds in place the integrally cast spring chord and spring, of which three coils survive. The bow is oval in section, undecorated, and tapers to an incomplete foot. It measures 33.42mm in length, 12.77mm in width at wings, 4.92mm in width at bow, 4.41mm in thickness, and 4.01g in weight. This…
Created on: Tuesday 17th November 2015
Last updated: Friday 29th April 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Foxhall', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-72344B
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Suffolk
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An incomplete copper-alloy Roman Colchester bow brooch. It is missing half of the spring, the pin and catchplate due to old breaks, the wings, surviving half of the spring an head now folded onto the back face of the bow due to post-depositional damage. The wings are flat, rectangular in form and undecorated. At the centre of the back face is an integrally cast hook that foldes forwards towards the head of the bow but is now partially flattened due to post-depositional damage. Beneath the rear hook is an integral spring, of which three coils survive. The bow is oval in section, steepl…
Created on: Friday 20th February 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 6th May 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Monks Eleigh', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-EA8026
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete and worn copper-alloy Roman Langton Down bow brooch. Only the wings and the bow survive, the remainder of the object is missing due to old breaks, now worn. The wings are folded over to be cylindrical in form and undecorated. The juncture of the bow is rectangular. The bow is flat and rectangular. It is undecorated and tapers towards the foot. On the back face of the foot are the remains of an integrally cast catchplate. This brooch measures 18.35mm in length, 17.80mm in width at the wings, 10.78mm in width at the bow, 3.12mm in thickness, 3.07g in weight. There…
Created on: Monday 15th December 2014
Last updated: Monday 15th December 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Thelnetham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-4C0F2D
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Suffolk
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A worn and incomplete copper-alloy Roman Colchester bow brooch. It is missing the wings, spring, pin and foot due to old breaks, and has extremely worn surfaces that have suffered from post-depositional damage. The head has integral but incomplete spring and rear hook that terminate in old breaks making their original form uncertain. At the head the bow is oval in section, bending sharply at an angle of 90 degrees, before tapering to a pointed foot that is bent and incomplete due to post-depositional damage. It measures 27.65mm in length, 4.73mm in width at head, 3.54mm in width at bo…
Created on: Thursday 13th November 2014
Last updated: Monday 22nd August 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near East Bergholt', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-9FD95A
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy Iron Age/La Tene III Nauheim-derivative brooch. It is missing part of the lower half of the bow, foot, catch plate and tip of the pin due to old breaks, now worn. The bow is a flattened D-shape in section with a flat back and rounded front face and tapers to old breaks. It curves at the head to an integrally cast spring chord, spring of four coils and the remains of a pin. The front face of the bow is decorated with a series of transverse grooves. The back face is undecorated. This brooch measures 24.25mm in length, 12.31mm in width at the coil, 3.99mm…
Created on: Wednesday 5th November 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 5th November 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Pettaugh', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-A7DB71
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete and worn copper-alloy late Iron Age to early Roman Colchester bow brooch. It is missing the spring, pin, catch plate, the majority of one wing and the tip of the hook due to old breaks, now worn. The wings are rectangular, short and flat. They are separated at their centre by an integrally cast rectangular hook. This is a flattened D-shape in section and curves forwards towards the head of the brooch. The bow is oval in section, undecorated and tapers to a sharp pointed foot. This brooch measures 33.18mm in length, 8.17mm in width at wings, 4.73mm in width at bow, …
Created on: Tuesday 30th September 2014
Last updated: Monday 9th February 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Westhorpe', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-FD4DEC
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy Roman Langton Down bow brooch of Nertomarus type. It is missing the foot, catch plate, pin and part of the spring due to old breaks, now worn The wings are semi-cylindrical in form and hold in place the remains of a separately cast copper-alloy spring with six surviving coils. Their front face is decorated with a central oval human head perforated with three holes, suggesting two eyes and one mouth. The design is similar to that of Hattatt no.270, 'hooks and eyes' type, with scroll mouldings to either side. The bow is a flattened D-shape in section with a…
Created on: Monday 22nd September 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 24th September 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Acton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-22C6B4
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete and worn copper-alloy Roman Rosette bow brooch. Only part of the foot survives, the remainder of the object is missing due to old breaks, now worn. It is flat and sub-rectangular in form. At the top of the foot is a U-shaped notch before tapering to a rounded terminal. The front face is decorated with longitudinal reeding. On the back face is the remains of an integrally cast catch plate. This brooch measures 26.18mm in length, 12.80mm in width, 1.98mm in thickness, 1.76g in weight. There are similar examples from Hacheston (Blagg et al, 2004, p. 92, no. 52, 53).
Created on: Wednesday 6th August 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 12th August 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Great Finborough', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-22915E
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete and worn copper-alloy Roman Colchester bow brooch. It is missing the majority of the spring, pin and catch plate due to old breaks, now worn. The wings are rectangular, short and flat. They are separated at their centre by an integrally cast spring with three surviving coils and a rectangular hook. This is a flattened D-shape in section and curves forwards towards the head of the brooch. The bow is oval in section, undecorated and tapers to a sharp pointed foot. This brooch measures 43.72mm in length, 13.74mm in width at wings, 5.40mm in width at bow, 4.00mm in thi…
Created on: Wednesday 6th August 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 3rd September 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Great Finborough', grid reference and parish protected.


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