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    • Primary material: Lead Alloy

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Record ID: SF-902EF3
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
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A complete lead-alloy Medieval penny sized boy bishop token, dating to the period c. 1470-1539. Generally quite a crude cast. Most similar to the Series X (Uninscribed Bury Series) as described by Rigold (1978). The obverse depicts a bulbous mitre with two pellets (one above the other) in its centre. There are four additional pellets arranged around the mitre (two each side, with one above the other). There is no crozier depicted. The legend is made up of strokes. The reverse depicts the normal cross, quartering the token, but with one pellet in each quarter rather than the usual thre…
Created on: Wednesday 13th March 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 13th March 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hessett', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-188160
Object type: AMPULLA
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
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A worn and abraded fragment of a pilgrim's ampulla corresponding to Spencer's type 2, dating c. 1350-1530. Only the lower portion of the ampulla survives intact, which is bag-shaped and irregularly torn at its upper edge. One face depicts the design of closely spaced radiating moulded ribs designed to mimic the appearance of a scallop shell, while the design on the opposing face has been completely obliterated through wear. Preserved in rather poor condition with an off-white brownish patina, it survives to a length of 30.65mm, 31.75mm wide at its widest point, and 3.55mm thick at its …
Created on: Wednesday 30th January 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 30th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Blythburgh', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-B596D0
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
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A complete cast lead-alloy bifaced circular lead token of Powell's type 2. Obverse: a bird facing right. Reverse: initials in capitals 'S C' with three pellets between the letters and one pellet after the C. Lead tokens with simple designs are very easy to make and continued in use for a long period. Those with initials are generally thought to date to the post medieval period. (1550-1800 AD).
Created on: Sunday 13th January 2019
Last updated: Monday 14th January 2019
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Record ID: CORN-FB6863
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead alloy vesica-shaped personal seal matrix dated from the Medieval period (c.1200-1400). The design on the face of the matrix is an eight-petalled flower in the centre surrounded by inscriptions on both sides which are quite worn but some of the letters can be made out: [S'] M [F]ILLII [.]OVA The matrix is flat with an integral suspension loop which extends to 7 mm proud of the back of the matrix, with one edge is damaged and the perforation now full of corrosion product but originally about 4 mm in diameter. There is a longitudinal casting seam down the middle of the back …
Created on: Thursday 29th November 2018
Last updated: Sunday 6th January 2019
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SF-EC8137
Object type: BULLA
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A somewhat worn lead-alloy Papal Bulla of Pope Alexander III, 1159-1181 AD. The obverse of the bulla demonstrates the legend ALEX/ANDER/.PP.III, PP standing for 'Pastor Pastorum' or 'Shepherd of Shepherds', all of the latter within an exterior border of pellets.. On the reverse can be seen depictions of Saints Peter and Paul (each set within a beaded aureole) beneath an inscription reading SPA SPE (an abbreviated rendering of 'Sanctus Paulus, Sanctus Petrus'). St. Paul is seen on the left of the seal looking right, with a long pointed beard, while St. Peter is on the right facing left …
Created on: Wednesday 28th November 2018
Last updated: Monday 28th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Woolpit', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-E8C174
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead-alloy penny sized boy bishop type token dating to the late Medieval or early Post-Medieval period, c. 1470-1539. Rigold's series 1F. Obverse: mitre within inner border, SANCTVS NICHOLAVS. Reverse: long cross quartering token, three pellets in each angle within inner peleted border, AVE/REX/GEN/TIS.
Created on: Wednesday 28th November 2018
Last updated: Monday 28th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Westhorpe', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-6D1C94
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete lead alloy Medieval groat sized boy bishop token, dating to the period c. AD 1470-1539. The token has suffered heavy damage and now little more than half of it survives, part of the coin has been bent back upon itself obscuring the centre of the reverse. The boy bishop token is a Type C from the Neat Inscribed Bury Series (Rigold, 1978). Obverse: bust illegible. Inscription is illegible. Reverse: the token is quartered by a cross with three pellets in each quarter. Inscription: [] / CASTI / S:[] / [] // []/ REX. / G[] / []. Rigold. 1978. The St. Nicholas or Boy Bishops …
Created on: Thursday 22nd November 2018
Last updated: Thursday 14th March 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Lakenheath', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-B1ECFA
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete and heavily worn cast lead-alloy seal matrix dating to the Medieval period, c. 1200-1300. It originally would have been circular in plan, with a projecting handle extending from one edge. However, due to old breaks only the upper portion of the seal matrix survives. Its underside is engraved with the design of a fleur de lis, surrounded by a fragmentary inscription: S'hE[...]IL (Seal of Henry....). Preserved in rather poor condition, it survives to a maximum length of 23.98mm, 33.73mm wide and 7.39mm thick at its midpoint. It weighs 21.24g. Personal seal matrices such as…
Created on: Thursday 1st November 2018
Last updated: Friday 25th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Mildenhall', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-71432C
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An almost complete cast lead-alloy strap end dating to the late Early Medieval period, c. 900-1100, belonging to Thomas' (2000) class E, type 1ai; 'Tongue shaped strap ends decorated in the Winchester style, demonstrating inhabited foliate designs with the decoration oriented so that the tongue is lowermost'. As stated, the strap-end is tongue-shaped in plan view and plano-convex in section, its upper surface demonstrating raised zoomorphic decoration. It consists of two conjoined elements: a thinned upper section demonstrating two adjacent circular apertures-the lower section of this …
Created on: Monday 29th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hopton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-071B96
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete lead-alloy Medieval to Post Medieval "boy Bishop " token, dating to the period AD 1470-1539. See Rigold's Bury series I/C (1978, p. 94). Obverse: Mitred bust of bishop facing, letters 'S N' to either side; P[IE N]ICHOLAE . ORA . PRO . NOBIS Reverse: Long cross fourchee quartering token, three pellets in each angle within double concentric inner circular borders; VOS VO/CASTI/[S] ME. E /[...] // ECCE/SALE/DOSM/A[...] See similar token on PAS database: SF-99EDB2.
Created on: Wednesday 24th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 13th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Rattlesden', grid reference and parish protected.


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