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    • County: Suffolk
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Record ID: SF6604
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Thick flat circular copper-alloy weight, 20 mm in diameter and 7 mm thick. A thick brown surface patina is occasionally broken to show bright green corrosion beneath. There are purposeful markings on both faces, consisting of a variety of short straight grooves and scratches set at a variety of angles, which are hard to interpret. It weighs 17.02g (0.6 avoirdupois oz, 0.56 troy oz, 10.94 dwt, 262.6 grains). Although it is not obviously of any particular date, odd copper-alloy weights can be found in the Viking period, and so it has been tentatively dated to then.
Created on: Tuesday 21st August 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SUFFOLK EDWARDSTONE', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF9421
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A circular lead weight measuring 18mm in diameter and 4mm in thickness, both faces are flat. The top face has a rectangular strip of copper-alloy lying across it, this strip measures 13mm in length and 7mm in width, the remains of gold gilding can be seen on it. It seems that this strip of copper-alloy may perhaps be covering some sort of decoration on the lead as there appears to be a semi-circular groove with a circular dot in its centre which disappears beneath the strip. The back face is undecorated. This weight may be Viking in date, the Vikings arrived in East Anglia in 866AD and…
Created on: Friday 18th October 2002
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'CAMPSEY ASH', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-10BC84
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper-alloy late Anglo-Saxon weight. This weight is of the type known as polyhedral or cubo-octahedral, and is cube-shaped with its corners cut off. It measures 8mm by 8mm in size. Every face of the weight has two parallel rows of three ring-and-dot indentations and a border of small straight incisions. This weight is 3.85g, which is unusual as the Viking weight system is usually between 24g and 26.6g, however it could possibly be a one sixth weight. These weights date from the mid 9th to mid 10th century and are common in Scandinavia.
Created on: Friday 25th July 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'herringswell', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-9B2FA3
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A very unusual possible lead weight. It is circular in shape with a diameter of 17mm and a thickness of 7mm. Slightly off centre on one face there is a lattice work indentation, which is circular in outline with a diameter of 11.5mm. No parallel could be found for this object but it seems most likely that it functioned as a weight of some sort. Its date is unknown but it seems most likely to be medieval, or possibly even late early medieval, as this lattice design was used during this period.
Created on: Thursday 18th September 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Westerfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-8D3766
Object type: WEAVING IMPLEMENT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete bone probable weaving implement. It is 95.96mm in length, c10.99mm in width and 6.94mm thick. Both terminals are rounded/blunt and the whole object has been polished smooth. The slightly wider rounded end (11.36mm in width) has a central circular perforation, measuring 4.92mm in diameter. The terminal end tapers slightly and is 8.21mm in width at its tip. No exact parallel could be found for this probable weaving implement, however, it could date from the Anglo-Saxon period onwards. It is most likely to have been used for weaving owing to its blunt rounded terminal.
Created on: Wednesday 5th November 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Witnesham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF6624
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Rim sherd and two body sherds of organic-tempered early Anglo-Saxon ware. The rim sherd is sooted on the exterior. All are around 6 mm in thickness.
Created on: Thursday 23rd August 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SUFFOLK CODDENHAM', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF6626
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Large rim sherd of shelly-tempered early Anglo-Saxon ware, around 7 mm thick. The rim is a simple turned-out shape.
Created on: Thursday 23rd August 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SUFFOLK CODDENHAM', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-CF4DA4
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cast circular copper alloy escutcheon from a hanging bowl of sixth- or seventh-century date. The disc, which is convex on the ornamented face, is 50mm in diameter and 2mm in thickness, but domed or dished to an overall depth of 6.5mm. The central underside shows a scar of corrosion product apparently corresponding to a solder by which it was attached to the underside of the vessel. The upper side is cast in relief showing recessed fields around a pattern reserved in bronze, the fields still being partly filled with enamel in which a red colour is still visible. The design consists of …
Created on: Thursday 20th November 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bentley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF8706
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Rim sherd from a small biconical bowl. Hand-made, and decorated with a band of incised decoration above the shoulder. The surviving fragment of decoration consists of a horizontal line at the top, then four oblique lines running one way and four the other to form a V shape. Early Anglo-Saxon, probably sixth century AD. The bowl originally had a rim diameter of 90 mm, which is too small for a cremation urn; it may have been domestic pottery but it is perhaps most likely, given the size of this fragment, that the vessel was a grave-good in an inhumation burial.
Created on: Tuesday 11th June 2002
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SUFFOLK FRECKENHAM', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF8707
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Sherd of stamp-decorated Ipswich ware, from a spouted pitcher; a stub of the spout survives. There are two stamps on the sherd. One is a long chevron, 12 mm wide and 22 mm long, with three longitudinal lines and three horizontal lines forming a lattice. One complete stamp of this shape and part of a second survive. The other stamp is a circle 10 mm in diameter, again with two to three lines crossing at right angles. Only one of these stamps survives, at the point of the complete chevron; it is less deeply impressed than the chevrons.
Created on: Tuesday 11th June 2002
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SUFFOLK FRECKENHAM', grid reference and parish protected.


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