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    • Object type: COSMETIC MORTAR

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Record ID: SF-DC5F23
Object type: COSMETIC MORTAR
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete copper-alloy Iron Age to Roman cosmetic mortar, dating to 100 BC - AD 410. It survives part of the crescent-shaped bow, which ends in a three dimensional bovine head. The bow has a U-shaped cross section; the sides wall have traces of triangular cells, which contains light-colored enamel. It is worn. it belongs to Jackson Type J. Cf. on PAS database : SF- E508C7 Length: 30.08 Width: 8.36 mm Thickness: 2.24mm Weight: 3.24 g
Created on: Monday 23rd April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 21st February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Rendlesham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-31A241
Object type: COSMETIC MORTAR
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete copper-alloy centre-looped cosmetic mortar of late Iron Age to Roman date. It has a crescent shaped bow, missing one half/end due to old breaks, that is V-shaped in section and expands at its back towards the centre. At the centre are the remains of an incomplete but integrally cast suspension loop of uncertain form, while at the surviving terminal end there is an incomplete globular projection perhaps intended to be stylised and zoomorphic in nature. The central groove is U-shaped in form and measures approximately 3.5mm in maximum depth. The entire object has a dark gr…
Created on: Monday 23rd May 2016
Last updated: Sunday 15th January 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Barking', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-4D1BA1
Object type: COSMETIC MORTAR
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete, and very small, copper-alloy end-looped cosmetic mortar of Late Iron Age to Roman date. It has a crescent shaped bow, tapering towards its terminal end, that is V-shaped in section with deep, worn central groove on the interior surface. At the thicker end of the bow the object expands to an integral oval shaped loop, missing its outer edge due to old breaks. All surfaces have a worn and corroded green patina. It measures 34.57mm in length, 6.27mm in width, 7.52mm in maximum height, approximately 0.7mm in maximum depth at the central groove, and 5.19g in weight. Cosme…
Created on: Monday 20th April 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 25th August 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Barnardiston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-0E1581
Object type: COSMETIC MORTAR
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A cast copper-alloy cosmetic mortar of Late Iron Age to Roman date. It has a crescent shaped bow that is U-shaped in section with one rounded and one looped terminal end. On the interior surface is a central groove that is pointed-oval shaped in plan, relatively deeply incised and shows possible signs of use-wear. At the looped end the bow narrows and projects to form the integral loop, whcih is oval shaped in form with a central oval shaped aperture. Where the loop curves around to rejoin the underside of the bow there is a transverse ridge flanked by transverse grooves. The entire o…
Created on: Tuesday 21st December 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 18th January 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sudbourne', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-DAC2D3
Object type: COSMETIC MORTAR
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A near complete cast copper-alloy Late Iron Age to Roman cosmetic mortar. It is missing the top of the suspension loop due to old breaks but is otherwise complete. The bow is crescentic in form with a deep central groove that gives it a U-shaped section. It has moulded terminals at each end that at first glance suggest a phallic form to the entire object, however the terminals are in fact in the form of heads. At one end is a slightly flattened oval shaped head with raised circumferential collar that has a crudely rendered human face on the side facing the back of the bow. This consis…
Created on: Tuesday 20th April 2010
Last updated: Monday 9th September 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hacheston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-AA0891
Object type: COSMETIC MORTAR
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete cast copper-alloy end-looped cosmetic mortar of Late Iron Age to Roman date. It has a crescent shaped bow that is U-shaped in section with one pointed terminal end and an incomplete looped terminal at the other. On the interior surface is a central groove that is pointed-oval shaped in plan, relatively deeply incised and shows possible signs of use-wear. At the looped terminal end the bow curves slightly outwards to form the loop, half of which is now missing due to old breaks. The loop projects prominently from the bow and incised grooves can be seen running from the to…
Created on: Wednesday 11th November 2009
Last updated: Monday 9th September 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Eye', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-C55C98
Object type: COSMETIC MORTAR
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
a copper alloy Late Iron Age or Roman cosmetic mortar. The bow is crescent shaped but incomplete, both terminals are missing due to old breaks.The bow measures 38.49mm in length,8.24mm in width and 5.63mm in depth. The central groove shows signs of wear and is c.3mm in depth. The central loop at the base of the mortar is oval and is 12.94mm in length and 7.8mm in width. Above the central loop on both faces there are three recessed triangular cells, which would have contained enamel originally, this is now missing. This cosmetic mortar is late Iron Age or Roman in date and such obje…
Created on: Friday 8th February 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Coddenham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-E4FCD6
Object type: COSMETIC MORTAR
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper-alloy Late Iron Age to Roman cosmetic mortar with a central loop of very unusual form. The bow is crescent shaped and is 54.86mm long, 11.31mm wide across its centre, 9.69mm thick across its centre and the internal longitudinal groove is 6.15mm deep. One terminal of the bow has a large rounded knob with a moulding where it joins the bow. This looks phallic, especially when viewed from the side, however, there is a possiblity that it had a human face on it as when viewed straight on there is a faint transverse groove, which might be a hair line. The other terminal is more corr…
Created on: Friday 6th July 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sutton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-0DD8B6
Object type: COSMETIC MORTAR
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete Late Iron Age to Roman copper-alloy central-looped cosmetic mortar. One terminal end is now missing due to an old break. The bow is crescent-shaped with a central loop and the surviving terminal has a rounded knop at its tapering end which may be phallic. It measures 58.79mm in surviving length, 10.42mm at its widest point, across the centre of the bow and 8.45mm in depth, 15.37mm in depth if the central loop is included in the measurement. The longitudinal groove measures 3.05mm in depth, at its deepest central point. The central loop is oval and at the underside of the…
Created on: Tuesday 26th June 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Battisford', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-173464
Object type: COSMETIC MORTAR
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper-alloy Late Iron Age to Roman end-looped cosmetic mortar dating to the 1st to 2nd century AD. It is complete, with one terminal curved over into a semi-circular handle, with signs of wear on the underside. The opposite terminal is collared with a spherical knob, which may have phallic associations. The overall length is 66.17mm. The bow is 47.65mm long and 12.59mm wide, 6mm thick, and . The bow has a central longitudianl groove which is worn and the base is flat. The mortar weighs 28.44g. Cosmetic mortars of this type are unique to Britain and Gaul, and are thought to have th…
Created on: Monday 21st May 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bures', grid reference and parish protected.


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