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    • County: Suffolk
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    • Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
    • Primary material: Gold

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Record ID: SF-421DCA
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An early-medieval pale gold Anglo-Saxon shilling (thrymsa) of the 'Crispus' type (Sutherland type II.iii: Roman, Crispus/delaionia) dating c. 645-665/70. Ref: Naismith 2017: 55-6, pl.1 no.12; Gannon 2013: 93, pl.2 no.21. Obverse: helmeted and cuirassed bust right, CBIPVS[...]OB CAES. Reverse: crude wreath enclosing a cross on a base, limbs terminating in pellets-in-annulets, two crosses in the lower quarters, partly runic and latin inscription, delaiona CAES (the latter retrograde).
Created on: Monday 26th February 2018
Last updated: Friday 5th April 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Darsham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-A84316
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete gold Early-Medieval Merovingian pseudo-Imperial tremissis of King Gundomar, struck in name of Justinian I, dating to the period AD 524-535. Obverse: DN IVSIVIIIANVS P P A, Diademed and cuirassed bust right. Reverse: ICTORIA AAVGGG(?A), Victory walking right looking left holding wreath and globe cruciger. Mintmark: G/*//CONO(?B) Martin Allen has liaised with Dr Arent Pol, who comments (pers. com.): 'This is indeed a tremissis of the Burgundian kingdom, struck in the name of emperor Justinian under king Gundomar, 524-535, as can be seen from the letter G in the field on th…
Created on: Wednesday 20th December 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 24th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Woodbridge', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-3ABEB9
Object type: AESTEL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete gold object comprising a hollow dome with a projecting socket and separately-soldered back-plate. The dome is decorated all over its upper surface with filigree and granulation. In the centre is a raised circular setting comprising a strip of gold surrounded by a beaded wire collar, and set with a small blue glass cabochon. Around this is a lozenge-shaped field delimited by a single strand of gold beaded wire, which overall gives a cruciform effect. The outer terminal of each cross arm is marked with a cluster of pellets. The lozengiform field is filled with granulation,…
Created on: Monday 12th January 2015
Last updated: Friday 16th September 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Drinkstone', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-1E0E5D
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Description: A complete gold bead pendant now squashed and distorted. The bead was originally spherical and is hollow; it has a gold rivet through its centre which terminates in a circular loop at the upper end, from which it could have been suspended. The upper edge of the bead has a single band of beaded gold wire applied. Dimensions: 3.20g in weight, 18.87mm in length, 13.17mm in width and 6.23mm in thickness. The suspension loop is 7.93mm external width and 6.59mm in external height, and 5.04mm in internal width and 4.51mm in internal height. Discussion: No published paralle…
Created on: Friday 6th June 2014
Last updated: Friday 2nd September 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Eye', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-5DE284
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An Early-Medieval gold coin, a contemporary 9th-century Anglo-Frisian copy of a Carolingian solidus of Louis the Pious (814-840). The coin has been partially bent due to post-depositional damage.
Created on: Friday 16th May 2014
Last updated: Monday 4th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Eye', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-F3F683
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A 7th-century Early-Medieval gold Merovingian tremissis; c.600-675 AD; mint: Quentovic (Wicus); moneyer: Dutta; Lafaurie, 1996: nos. 62-66b.
Created on: Monday 17th June 2013
Last updated: Monday 11th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wetheringsett-cum-Brockford', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-4AA4E3
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A pale gold 7th-century Anglo-Saxon shilling modified for usage as a pendant or similar item, c.660-680 AD. It is of Sutherland type II.ii.var: Roman: Constantine (26var) with star-like object on the obverse instead of hand and cross as in Sutherland 26. The coin has been pierced and the remains of a separately cast cylindrical silver rivet are present towards one side of the flan, indicative of modification for usage as something other than a coin. Coins of this period were commonly either looped or pierced for suspension and worn as pendants, and it is likely that the purpose of the…
Created on: Wednesday 20th February 2013
Last updated: Monday 11th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Mildenhall', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-394035
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Description: An incomplete gold and cloisonné garnet mount in the form of the upper body of a bird of prey in profile looking left, now slightly crushed and distorted. The bird has a curving pointed beak, a rounded head and waisted neck. The mount was made from a gold backplate, with beaded-wire filigree soldered around its edge so that it is visible from both front and reverse. The beaded wire is c. 0.8-0.9mm in diameter and was made by using a swage to form rather irregular, angular beads, several with a medial seam or Äquatorschnitt. Attached to the front of the backplate are …
Created on: Monday 26th November 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 8th October 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Woodbridge', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-1DC2A2
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Description: An incomplete gold probable Anglo-Saxon possible mount. It is missing one terminal end and the other survives but is now detached from the main surviving body of the object. This probable mount is an elongated oval in shape and made from sheet gold the front face of which has been decorated with applied filigree and gems, probably garnets, which have oval settings. The decoration appears to be zoomorphic, with a long body and small animal head of a mouse or bat like creature. Beaded filigree strands with narrower plain gold wire flanking them, run along the longitudinal e…
Created on: Wednesday 23rd June 2010
Last updated: Monday 4th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'westleton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-CD3B63
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Description: A complete oval-shaped gold pendant which is set with a cabochon garnet with a grooved attachment loop. The back plate is plain and the grooved attachment loop soldered onto it. The loop is bent to one side, and squashed. Its two thin, separate, gold wires feed through, one of them wrapping around the front of the loop's base, the other one around the back. On the front face the back plate is framed with two wire cables either side of a central beaded wire cable, into which a plain upright border is set. The innermost cable of the frame is a plain wire, but towards the pro…
Created on: Monday 7th June 2010
Last updated: Monday 4th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Halesworth', grid reference and parish protected.


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