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Record ID: SF-A18281
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete iron Roman brooch of P-shaped type. At the head of the brooch is a separately cast iron axis bar, which has globular terminals and is held in place by the flattened head of the bow being folded around the axis bar. A separately iron spring chord and spring of at least four coils are coiled around the axis bar. To one side of the spring coils is a separate iron pin that is cylindrical in form, perhaps missing its tip due to old breaks, and coiled around the axis bar. This suggests the originaly pin may have broken, the surviving pin a replacement to enable the brooch to cont…
Created on: Thursday 28th January 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 12th October 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Great Finborough', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-0276F4
Object type: HAMMER
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete iron hammer, possibly a hand hammer of Roman date. It is rectangular in form with a central oval head that has a central circular aperture retaining some of its encrusted soil. At each end the head tapers to rectangular chisel edges, one of which is pointed the other flattened and perhaps missing its outer edge due to old breaks. All surfaces of the object have red/brown corrosion products, but the object is largely complete. It measures 149.07mm in length, 45.95mm in width (at centre, 21.00mm and 21,26mm at each end), 20.70mm in thickness, and 325g in weight. Similar iron …
Created on: Thursday 3rd December 2015
Last updated: Thursday 5th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bradfield St. Clare', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-5A266B
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An iron arrowhead of probable Medieval date. It is triangular in form with slight mid ribs and narrow barbs that taper close to the integral socket. The socket itself is circular in section, flaring towards the attachment end. This arrowhead measures 68.86mm in length, 16.47mm in width, 9.58mm in thickness/diameter at socket (3.54mm in thickness at blade), and 10.62g in weight. Close parallels to this arrowhead are noted in examples published from London (LMMC: p. 69, Types 14-15; LON-F9DC8D, LON-ECF872, see also GLO-BF0875, SF-8C4B17). These barbed and tanged arrowheads are dated to …
Created on: Tuesday 3rd March 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 17th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Mildenhall', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-E41A06
Object type: PADLOCK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An iron padlock of probable Post-Medieval date. It is triangular in form, hollow, and with the remains of a vertical rib or ridge running down the centre of the front face. This has a corroded rectangular aperture through which the key would have originally passed to enable the locking mechanism to work. At the top of the casing is a narrow transverse rectangular rib from which extends the locking arm, which is U-shaped in form. One end of the arm has the remains of a corroded bolt or hinge, while the other slots into the transverse ridge, locking it in place. A casting seam is visible…
Created on: Thursday 21st November 2013
Last updated: Friday 18th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Rusbrooke with Rougham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-1D7E43
Object type: AXE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete, but encrusted and corroded, iron axe head of possible Roman date. It has a curved and flaring blade that has a triangular longitudinal section. The axe expands to the poll end, which curves downwards, is flat and rectangular in form. The eye through which the axe would have originally have been hafted is oval with an integral projecting lug at the blade end on the upper surface. All surfaces of the axe show signs of extensive corrosive iron products and encrustation, but the axe appears complete. It measures 171mm in length, 40.09mm in width at poll end, 46.23mm in height …
Created on: Monday 4th July 2011
Last updated: Wednesday 12th October 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Drinkstone', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-1FD852
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete iron broadsword with a basket hilt in very good condition. The basket hilt and about a quarter of the blade survive, the rest of the blade is missing due to old breaks. The basket hilt is c175mm in length and c185mm in width. It is openwork and the pommel of the hilt is now missing. The idea of a basket hilt to protect the hand came to England and then to Scotland from the Scandinavian and German sword makers. The double edged blade, hence the name broadsword, measures c194mm in surviving length and 30mm in width, it is tapering gently towards its missing terminal. …
Created on: Wednesday 12th May 2004
Last updated: Tuesday 17th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Framlingham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-E13D64
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete, heavily corroded and damaged iron probable knife blade, measuring 85mm in surviving length and 21.5mm in width. It has a straight back and curving blade edge. This blade could date from the Roman period onwards, iron is very difficult to date and this example is especially corroded.
Created on: Thursday 26th February 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Freckenham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-8CD0F4
Object type: DAGGER
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete iron dagger with a single edged blade. Surviving length, 223mm, the handle terminal is flat and oval, measuring 30mm by 24mm, and set at right angles to the tang. The handle is flat and rectangular in shape, measuring 16mm in width, it has a circular perforation (4mm in diameter) c20mm below its terminal. Where the handle end flares into the single edged blade there is a quillon, horizontal and rectangular in shape, measuring 57mm in length and 12mm in width, with a central rectangular slot, through which the dagger passes. One terminal of this quillon is bent downwar…
Created on: Wednesday 5th November 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Beccles', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF8839
Object type: PADLOCK
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fragment of curved sheet, made from corroded iron interleaved with copper alloy. On the outside of the sheet are two copper-alloy bands running around the curve, one 4 mm wide and one tapering from 7 mm to 5 mm wide. The proportions and degree of curvature are right for this to be part of the case of an iron padlock which has been brazed together and coated with copper-alloy. The copper-alloy strips are unusual, but may be for reinforcing or purely decorative. Iron and copper-alloy padlocks date to the medieval period.
Created on: Monday 24th June 2002
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'HESSETT', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF8415
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Iron object which looks very like a Roman vessel mount. It is drop-shaped, and curves from side to side as if to fit around the curved side of a vessel. At the broader end the object turns towards the convex face through a little over 90 degrees to form a thicker angled platform; this could perhaps have been part of a handle attachment. The iron is in good condition but is laminating slightly at the edges, showing that it is made from wrought iron. Such vessel mounts are normally made in copper alloy and have a loop at the wider top.
Created on: Wednesday 10th April 2002
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'KENTON', grid reference and parish protected.


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