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Record ID: SF-92A18F
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Description: A small hoard of alloy Late Bronze Age metalwork, consisting of three incomplete and fragmentary socketed axes and five fragments of metalworking debris. One axe survives in better condition than the others, complete but for a missing section of the socket. The remaining portion of the socket is rectangular in cross-section and there is a raised rim around its outer end. Further moulding may be visible on each face behind this rim, but this is obscured by damage and corrosion. Extending along one side behind the socket rim is a low, integral, semi-circular loop. There is…
Created on: Tuesday 22nd December 2015
Last updated: Friday 13th September 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Felsham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF2224
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fragment of a plain bronze socketed axe with loop. Main socket moulding only - does not appear to have secondary mouldings. Comparatively long neck between socket and loop. Medium/dark brown/green patina with medium/dark green corrosive encrustations on outer faces.
Created on: Tuesday 18th April 2000
Last updated: Monday 12th August 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SUFFOLK ARWARTON', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-68A728
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete copper alloy awl, probably of late Bronze Age date. The shaft is sub-rectangular in section and tapers towards either end. One end is pointed, whilst the other is chisel shaped. It survives in poor condition with a corroded surface. It is difficult to date Bronze Age awls precisely. Ben Roberts (pers. comm.) suggests that they are likely to date to later in the period. The form changes little throughout time, however, and much later examples are also known. Many similar examples have been recorded on the PAS database, including SWYOR-220A7C from Yorkshire, HAMP-D070D5 from …
Created on: Tuesday 6th June 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 27th March 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Icklingham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-4997E5
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete copper-alloy possible awl dating to the Late Bronze Age. it is sub-square in cross section and tapers gradually towards one broken end; the opposite end has signs of old breaks as well. The possible awl is pitted and bent towards the thinner end due to recent damage. The date is 1150-800 BC. Length: 78.38 mm Width: 5.39 mm Thickness: 4.75 mm Weight: 8.81 g
Created on: Friday 2nd February 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 27th March 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Eyke', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-68AB45
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragment originating from a large socketed and basal looped spearhead of later Middle Bronze Age date (c. 1400-1150 BC) belonging to Davis' group 8; 'elongated spearheads with incorporated basal loops' forms. This object can probably be assigned to the Taunton or Penard metalworking phases. Only the upper section of the spearhead survives, consisting the upper blade and point, probably representing less than a third of the original object. The lower portion of the body, side-loops and socket have been removed by means of a neat old truncation. The upper blade is triangular in plan, w…
Created on: Wednesday 29th August 2018
Last updated: Sunday 24th March 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Euston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-5A5BF1
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete cast copper-alloy socketed spearhead dating to the Middle Bronze Age, c. 1550-1250 BC. This example is of Davis' Group 6-'Developed side looped spearheads', probably belonging to the Acton Park or Taunton metalworking phases. The base of the socket is missing along with the edge of one blade wing, but otherwise the spearhead is preserved intact. The socket itself is circular sectioned and extends into the head of the spear for a short distance before becoming solid, retaining most of one socket-loop at its irregularly truncated end. The latter has a broadly lozengiform lo…
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Sunday 24th March 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Playford', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-E07087
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete and small copper-alloy blade of Bronze Age date, probably a knife. Part of the butt end and the blade survive, the tip of both ends missing due to old breaks. The butt end is rectangular in form, oval sectioned and has the remains of two circular rivet holes at the incomplete end. On each side it has two semi-circular notches. The blade is short, triangular in form, oval sectioned and tapers towards a now missing tip. All surfaces have a worn and pitted dark brown patina that shows signs of corrosion in places. It measures 57.28mm in length, 18.43mm in width, 2.18mm in th…
Created on: Tuesday 4th June 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 12th March 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Mildenhall', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-F59C95
Object type: CHISEL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete cast copper-alloy socketed chisel of Late Bronze Age date and probable Ewart Park metalworking phase attribution c. 900-750 BC. In form it is very similar in appearance to socketed axes, though the small size of this object heavily infers that function as a chisel is far more likely. The socket mouth is widened and circular in plan, tapering slightly to the midpoint of the object before expanding outwards again towards the flared working end of the object. Preserved in good condition with an even greyish-coloured metal and encrustations covering some portions of the object, …
Created on: Thursday 12th April 2018
Last updated: Friday 8th March 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Beck Row', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-C1752A
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper-alloy awl of the Late Bronze Age period, dating to 1000-700 BC. The shank has a square cross-section at its middle and it is double ended, having a pointed (15.08 mm long) and a flatter chisel-like (23.81 mm long) ends. The object is haevily corroded. Length: 47.62 mm Width: 6.39 mm Max thickness: 5.73 mm Weight: 5.03 g
Created on: Tuesday 20th February 2018
Last updated: Friday 8th March 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Rendlesham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-4497E7
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete copper-alloy spiral ring probably of Bronze Age period, dating to c. 1500.1150 BC. It is circular in plan and it is formed by three coils of an oval cross-sectioned metal wire; both ends are broken and worn. The surface is very abraded and heavily pitted. A similar object has been recorded on the PAS database as HAMP-7556B3 and SF-761FF6 , see also examples of spiraloid rings in the Near Lewes hoard (SUSS-C5D042) and the Ockham hoard (SUR-B41DB6), both Middle Bronze Age in date. The function of this object is uncertain, given that it is too large to be a finger ring and …
Created on: Thursday 10th May 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 9th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Eyke', grid reference and parish protected.


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