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Record ID: SF-53DBDE
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
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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
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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-0290FB
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
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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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