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    • County: Suffolk
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    • Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL

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Record ID: SF-FF7DF8
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Description: A complete but slightly distorted silver thimble dating to the Post-Medieval period, c. 1600-1700. The thimble is of two piece construction, consisting a sheet metal base/wall soldered together at one edge and a separate domed crown soldered to the top of the sides. The latter have split down their original joining point, though the thimble remains intact despite this. The base of the thimble is sub-oval in plan due to distortion, the walls decorated with eight rectangular panels, each separated by a thin band that create a cruciform motif quartering each pair of four pan…
Created on: Wednesday 5th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 21st May 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Theberton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-E36366
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Description: an incomplete and somewhat damaged gold finger ring dating to the Post-Medieval period, c. 1600-1700. The hoop is 'D' shaped in section and rather worn at its base, distorted on one side due to old damage. On the inside of the hoop at one shoulder is a rather crude inscription, which appears to read; 'P. HIL(?)'-the script seemingly of 17th century character. At the apex of the hoop is a large integral hollow bezel, comprising of a central pyramidal setting with its pale green stone still intact, flanked by two smaller oval settings (one missing its setting), one of which …
Created on: Wednesday 11th April 2018
Last updated: Friday 12th April 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ellough', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-B0199D
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Description: A complete silver post-medieval seal matrix. The object has a hexagonally faceted handle, its lower end splaying outwards to terminate in a heart-shaped flat base. The upper end of the handle terminates in an open trefoil handle. The base has an engraved border around its outer edge consisting of a central line of closely spaced dots flanked by a thinner solid line to either side and in the centre an engraved open book with the initials IC on its open pages. There is no maker's mark visible, making it difficult to pinpoint its date more precisely. Date: 17th century date …
Created on: Tuesday 16th May 2017
Last updated: Monday 16th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Barham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-345266
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Description: A complete silver late medieval finger ring. The band is rectangular in cross-section. The outer face is faceted and on each facet is an inscribed letter, which together read '+IESVI.DE.RVERIEHEMEDVHEZMIE X'. The final letter 'X' is flanked by a transverse dotted line to its left and a rectangle of fine parallel grooves to its right. This is presumably a blundered religious inscription. Date: 13th to 15th century Dimensions: Diameter: 20.55mm, width: 3.09mm, thickness: 1.42mm, weight: 1.93g Discussion: An number of examples with an inscription in a similar style of lett…
Created on: Friday 28th October 2016
Last updated: Friday 13th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Woodbridge', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-3E35D9
Object type: SPUR
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragment of a copper alloy post-medieval spur. Only the end of one arm survives. This is straight and terminates in two lobes, each with a circular bevelled hole through its centre. Behind this there are two wider rectangular sections, the outer face of each decorated with a transverse groove, followed by a trapezoidal section of the spur arm and then another rectangular section decorated with a groove. The metal survives in good condition with a green-red patina. It is similar to another example from Suffolk recorded with the PAS (SF-7DBB1E). Suggested date range: 1500-1700 AD. …
Created on: Friday 17th June 2016
Last updated: Saturday 17th September 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Woodbridge', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-020678
Object type: CUFF LINK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Description: A complete silver post-medieval button or cufflink. It is circular in shape, but has become slightly distorted with sides pushed inwards. The outer face has a bevelled outer edge and is decorated with a raised heart with two crossed arrows behind it and a flame above (Lewis Form 1, Type B) against a background of small incised dots. The reverse is concave with small circular attachment loop in the centre. Date: Later 16th century Dimensions: Length: 22.12mm, width: 18.99mm, thickness: 10.72mm, weight: 0.93g Discussion: Cufflinks bearing the device of a flaming heart pie…
Created on: Thursday 2nd June 2016
Last updated: Thursday 24th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Barningham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-DADC4B
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper-alloy seal matrix of Post-medieval date. The matrix itself is circular in form with an integral, thin and flat fob handle that is trefoil in form. Each of hte lobes of the trefoil have a single circular perforation. The die carries the initials N P with star above and below, all within an inner circle. It measures 27.15mm in height, 15.49mm in diameter, and 4.71g in weight. This seal matrix is of Post-Medieval date, with parallels noted in Read (1995: pp. 151-152). It is of c.17th century AD date.
Created on: Thursday 19th November 2015
Last updated: Thursday 17th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hemingstone', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-60FD53
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Description: A complete gold post-medieval finger ring. It is D-shaped in cross section. The flat inner face is inscribed '+BE TRVE IN HART'. The outer surface is decorated with pairs of raised diagonal lines with incised zigzag motifs in the spaces between them. Dimensions: Diameter: 19.88mm, Thickness: 3.86, Weight: 2.06g Discussion: Several rings with the same inscription have been reported under the Treasure Act (2009 T372, 2009 T641, 2006 T427). A variant of this inscription is recorded by Joan Evans in the 1596 Harleian manuscript, and there are versions of it on two later…
Created on: Tuesday 21st April 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 9th August 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Bury St Edmunds', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-849DB0
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Description: A small fragment of a medieval silver finger ring. It is rectangular in cross section. The outer face bears the inscription 'NAZA', which probably formed part of the longer inscription '(IHS/IESVS) NAZA[RENVS]' or Jesus of Nazareth. Dimensions: Length: 21.85mm, width: 3.71mm, thickness: 1.11mm, weight: 0.74g Discussion: Similar religious inscriptions are found on a number of other simple silver fingers on the PAS database. These include a fourteenth century example from Oxfordshire inscribed '+IHC NAZARENV' (BERK-E72186), a cruder, thirteenth century example from th…
Created on: Tuesday 17th March 2015
Last updated: Friday 3rd June 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Icklingham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-029215
Object type: TAP
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete tap handle of Post-Medieval date. The bifurcated terminal survives, but the remainder of the object is now missing due to old breaks. It has the remains of a shaft that has bevelled edges (so is hexagonally faceted) and expands to the terminal itself. The terminal has two arms that curve outwards to rounded ends, both of which are also bevelled or hexagonally faceted. This fragment measures 42.18mm in width, 22.77mm in length, 7.05mm in thickness, and 22.83g in weight. This is possibly the terminal from a tap of Post-Medieval date, similar to an example thought to be …
Created on: Wednesday 11th March 2015
Last updated: Friday 1st July 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Dalham', grid reference and parish protected.


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