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    • County: Suffolk
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    • Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
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Record ID: SF-413625
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete cast copper-alloy possible key or perhaps alternatively a harness or bridle fitting. It has one complete expanded oval terminal, 39mm in length and 31mm in width, which curves slightly, at an angle of less than 45 degrees from its ajoining shaft, although it is not clear whether it did originally or has been bent at a later date. At the tip of this terminal there is a perforated circular lobe, possibly a suspension loop. Below this, both faces of the terminal are identically decorated with openwork and incised lines defining two opposing animal heads, seen in profile. The…
Created on: Thursday 3rd July 2003
Last updated: Wednesday 24th July 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bedingfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-685597
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete cast copper alloy key of Later Early Medieval (Anglo-Saxon/Anglo-Scandinavian) date. It has a flat lozenge shaped bow measuring 2.02mm in thickness with projecting knops on the upper edges and a large central circular perforation. Beneath the bow is a broad transverse collar that is thicker than the bow. The stem is sub-circular in section and measures 20.11mm in length. It has slight faceting and extensive tool marks, perhaps expanding a little towards the middle and measuring approximately 5.08mm in diameter. On what was presumably the upper surface of the shank there is a…
Created on: Friday 21st November 2008
Last updated: Thursday 18th July 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hitcham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-E877A6
Object type: SPUR
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A small copper-alloy prick spur, measuring 64mm from terminal to terminal. The sides of this prick spur are curved and one side seems to have been bent inwards slightly; they do not extend to into the straight arms of a U shape like most spurs. They are D-shaped in cross-section and each side measures c43mm in length and c10mm in width. The terminals of each side are animal heads, formed by expanding the D-shape slightly. Each terminal has small oval shaped ears laid back against the head, a prominent brow and small indentations on either side of the head to represent the eyes, althoug…
Created on: Friday 9th January 2004
Last updated: Wednesday 19th June 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brome and Oakley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF8874
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Head and stub of bow from a copper-alloy cruciform brooch. The headplate is small, with a raised central panel and wide wings. Apart from a hint of double vertical line decoration down the outer edge of one wing, no decoration is visible on the headplate. The three half-round knobs all survive, cast in one with the headplate. They are fairly flat, and simply shaped with a narrowed waist below a rounded terminal. Each one is flat, not hollowed, on the reverse. The reverse of the headplate has a single pin bar lug with extensive remains of the iron pin bar and spring. What remains of the…
Created on: Monday 1st July 2002
Last updated: Wednesday 19th June 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'FRECKENHAM', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-B40247
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete copper-alloy rotary key, possibly early medieval in date. The bow has a suspension loop, now incomplete due to an old break, but originally probably circular and set at right angles to the bow. The bow is flat and solid, it is oval and tapers towards the bit. There is no real stem but there is a tip projecting beyond the bit. The bit is worn and possibly uncut; it is rectangular in shape. This key measures 46mm in total length and 17mm in width at its widest point, across the centre of the bow. There are several parallels on the PAS database for this key, notably CPAT-DAD…
Created on: Wednesday 17th November 2004
Last updated: Friday 7th June 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Charsfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF5717
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper-alloy slide key from a tumbler lock, of Winchester type 2. The bow is lozengiform, with a little knop at the far end. The stem is very short, and is pierced at the tip. The bit is very long, and L-shaped; it has a rectangular perforation before two prongs project at right angles. The key would have been put into a long keyhole and the hollow tip engaged onto a pin projecting from the bolt. The key would then have been turned so that the prongs would have passed through a hole in the bolt and pushed a spring out of the way. Then the key and the bolt would have been slid along in…
Created on: Monday 4th June 2001
Last updated: Friday 7th June 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SUFFOLK FRECKENHAM', grid reference and parish protected.


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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-996A44
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Anglo-Saxon cruciform brooch knob. This is a large detached knob from the headplate of a cruciform brooch of copper alloy of the end of the fifth or the first half of the sixth century. It is more than half-round, having a clear groove in its flat end into which the wing or flange of the brooch should be set. The knob is 14mm broad and 15 long, with an ornamental channel over 1 millimeter deep and 2 broad, crossing it 5mm in from the flat end and 7 from the rounded end. The surface is domed and rounded, and there are four ornamental notches running parallel to the deep channel, near th…
Created on: Monday 5th January 2004
Last updated: Wednesday 3rd April 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Coddenham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-A67C48
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A silver fragment, apparently from the headplate of an Anglo Saxon great square-headed brooch. This fragment is flat and roughly rectangular in shape, it measures 27mm in length and 10mm in width. One longitudinal edge is a true edge and all the other edges are incomplete due to old breaks. The front face of this fragment is decorated with chip-carved decoration consisting of a rectangular panel with border grooves along the complete edge and a border of small zig-zags within a rectangular groove along the other two surviving edges. Within the panel there are two complete S-shapes, wit…
Created on: Friday 1st August 2003
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd April 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Creeting St Mary', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF1894
Object type: BRIDLE BIT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cast copper alloy harness cheekpiece fragment; flat roughly oval openwork plate tapers in width slightly towards one edge; the mount has engraved detail on the front surface and is in the form of a backward-looking profiled beast's head with spines on its neck, defined by four protruding curves along one edge of plate, each decorated with a central ring-and-dot; immediately behind the head where the curvature of the neck is most pronounced is a prominent crest, again decorated at its outer edge with three ring-and-dots; the head of the beast has a bump over the eye which is represented…
Created on: Friday 17th March 2000
Last updated: Tuesday 26th March 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SUFFOLK LACKFORD', grid reference and parish protected.


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