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    • Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL

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Record ID: SF-BEFB73
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An early-medieval base silver penny of Alfred the Great of Wessex (871-99), Lunettes type (c.871-5; obverse Lyons and Mackay group 1 variant II; reverse: Lunettes C), moneyer: Biarnmod at uncertain southern mint. North 627 (lunettes broken at angles). Ref: North 1994; Lyons and Mackay 2008: 44; 46-7. A small piece of the flan has broken away in old damage.
Created on: Monday 26th November 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 13th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Exning', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-05E1F4
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A silver early-medieval penny of Offa (757-796), Light Coinage portrait type (Chick 179var),dating c.780/5-792/3, moneyer Wihtred (Pihtred), East Anglian mint (probably Ipswich). Ref: Chick 2010: 138-9. Obverse: draped bust right within inner pelleted border, +OFFA+REX+. Reverse: floriate cross crosslet with lozenge shaped centre, within which is a flower, moneyers name in angles around, +PI/IH/TR/Ed.
Created on: Thursday 19th July 2018
Last updated: Friday 10th August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Eyke', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-6F1ACD
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete copper-alloy Early Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) disc brooch, dating to c. AD 450-550. The brooch has a front decorated with a central circular perforation, at least two blind-drilled dots (at 2 o'clock and 6 o'clock) and a pair of closely-spaced fine concentric grooves encircling them, about halfway between the centre and the edge. The reverse of the brooch still has a semi-circular pin lug surviving, set at right angles to the edge of the brooch and with a central circular hole now blocked with iron corrosion. The catchplate is missing, along with about a third of the brooch. …
Created on: Monday 30th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Eyke', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-4CA667
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete copper-alloy Early Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) small-long brooch. The head comprises a central rectangular plate with three sides extended in three flat semi-circular knops; one of the knops is heavily damaged. The fourth side extends in the arched bow, which has a D-shaped cross section and tapers towards the break. The bow is thicker in the middle. The front of the headplate is decorated with a central ring-and-dot, while the bow has in its front a very abraded longitudinal groove. The reverse of the headplate has the integral lug, which has stains of iron corrosion. It bel…
Created on: Monday 16th April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 16th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Rendlesham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-735C71
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete silver early medieval anonymous Anglo-Scandinavian (Viking) penny, dating to the period c. AD 905-19. St. Peter of York Phase 1 swordless/two-line type (North 551), mint: York. Ref: North 1994: 116; Gooch 2014 (in Naismith, Allen and Screen eds 2014: 459-70). The blundered legends suggest this is a later variety of the type. The coin is complete except for a portion of the edge, in the first quarter of the coin (obverse) which extends far enough into the coin to affect parts of the obverse inscription. The fabric of the coin is cracked, with a crack visible from the are…
Created on: Friday 6th April 2018
Last updated: Monday 18th March 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Campsey Ash', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-FFE1F6
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper-alloy Early Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) small-long brooch fragment. The fragmentary head comprises a central rectangular plate with three sides extended in three flat semi-circular knops. The fourth side has an old break, probably where the broad bow, now missing, once joined the rectangular headplate. The knop on the opposite side of the break is pitted and very worn. The front is decorated with a pair of incised lines across the junction of each knop with the headplate. Both faces are badly pitted and have scratches. The reverse still has the vertical single lug, encrusted with f…
Created on: Wednesday 7th March 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 16th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Eyke', 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-619B89
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An early-medieval silver penny of Eadwald of East Anglia (c.796-798/800), three line phase (Naismith E1.2), mint: East Anglia (Ipswich?), moneyer: Botred. Ref: Naismith 2011: 299. The coin is complete but bent and there is a small rip in the outer edge at 11 o'clock on the obverse. Obverse: +LD/+EDVA/REX in three rectangular panels Reverse: tribrach with rounded ends and pellet at centre, BO/TR/ED
Created on: Wednesday 10th January 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 26th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Eye Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-E14483
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete cast copper-alloy disc brooch of probable Anglo-Saxon attribution dating to the Early Medieval period, c. 450-550 AD. Part of the body and the pin are now missing in old damage, though otherwise it is preserved intact. It is flat and was originally circular, its outer face decorated with a border of stamped ring-and-dot motifs; towards one edge, the surrounding rings have worn away. Other dot punchmarks, possibly originally ring-and-dot motifs, are also stamped across the middle of the brooch in a roughly cruciform pattern. On the rear face of the object, the catchplate …
Created on: Thursday 4th January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Walsham-le-Willows', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-A84316
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete gold Early-Medieval Merovingian pseudo-Imperial tremissis of King Gundomar, struck in name of Justinian I, dating to the period AD 524-535. Obverse: DN IVSIVIIIANVS P P A, Diademed and cuirassed bust right. Reverse: ICTORIA AAVGGG(?A), Victory walking right looking left holding wreath and globe cruciger. Mintmark: G/*//CONO(?B) Martin Allen has liaised with Dr Arent Pol, who comments (pers. com.): 'This is indeed a tremissis of the Burgundian kingdom, struck in the name of emperor Justinian under king Gundomar, 524-535, as can be seen from the letter G in the field on th…
Created on: Wednesday 20th December 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 24th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Woodbridge', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-A5BC32
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete Anglo-Saxon copper-alloy disc brooch, flat and originally circular. The front has a punched ring-and-dot motif at the centre, now very worn, surrounded by four similar motifs; a fifth might have been in the missing fragment. The reverse has a single pin lug with iron corrosion. The brooch has less than a quarter missing. Diameter: 33.58 mm. Thickness: 2.20 mm. Weight: 6.02 g. See similar examples in MacGregor and Bolick 1993, 63-65, in particular no. 4.43. It dates to the late 5th or earrly 6th century.
Created on: Wednesday 20th December 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Rendlesham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-5CD2D7
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An early-medieval silver cut halfpenny of Edward the Confessor (1042-66), 'Sovereign/Eagles' type(c.1056-1059; North 827), moneyer: Wulfwine (PVLFPIN[]), mint uncertain. North 827. Ref: North 1994: 180.
Created on: Thursday 17th August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 8th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Debenham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-097342
Object type: SLEEVE CLASP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete hook-piece from a cast copper-alloy sleeve clasp probably belonging to an unusual type of Hines form B12. Only around half of the hook-piece survives, with the rest of the object broken away in old damage. The clasp would originally have been broadly sub-rectangular in plan, with a small hooked element projecting from its front edge and the remnants of a thinned rear edge projecting from the back edge of the piece. Most of the upper surface of the clasp is taken up with the 'bar' of the clasp, a rectangular panel of relief decoration within a raised border; the decorati…
Created on: Tuesday 1st August 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 20th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Mendham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-8A8298
Object type: SLEEVE CLASP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete and heavily worn Anglo-Saxon sleeve clasp probably of HInes B19, dating to the Early Medieval period, c. 500-550 AD. The fragment is broadly rectangular, with broken lower and back edges that have served to remove its lower third. The upper surface demonstrates a single broken circular sewing hole, below which a central transverse double row of punched annulets are visible before the object truncates abruptly in old damage. This double row meets a single straight longitudinal row of annulet stamps which runs down the (damaged) rear edge. A single transverse row of similar…
Created on: Thursday 20th April 2017
Last updated: Friday 15th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brandeston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-0C14EB
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragment of a copper alloy early medieval (early Anglo-Saxon) small-long brooch. Only the foot of the brooch survives. This is simple in form with a rectangular section expanding to a triangular terminal. There is a raised tranverse band with a transverse groove across its centre separating these two areas. The triangular terminal is narrow with inward-curving sides and an outward-curving outer end. Its outer face is decorated with a line of punched circular dots outlining the edges. To the reverse of the rectangular area there is a small incomplete catch-plate. The surface of the me…
Created on: Thursday 21st July 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 21st August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Woodbridge', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-3C9416
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A silver primary series Anglo-Saxon sceatta, Series BX, c.680-710 AD. As Metcalf, 1993: pp. 96; Abramson, 2006: no. B390. EMC 2017.0091
Created on: Monday 11th July 2016
Last updated: Friday 6th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Woodbridge', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-00A81C
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete copper-alloy long brooch of Anglo-Saxon date, probably a cruciform brooch. It is missing the sides of the head and most of the foot due to old breaks. The headplate is square with vertical grooves to each side which probably marked the junction between central panel and wings, but any wings and both side edges are now absent. At the top is an integrally cast full-round knob, with wide but shallow base, narrow waist, and worn globular terminal. On the reverse of the head are the remains of a single pin lug that has extensive iron corrosion where the spring and pin would ha…
Created on: Tuesday 15th December 2015
Last updated: Thursday 23rd August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bedfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-1623C7
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper-alloy buckle frame of probable later Early-Medieval date. It is D-shaped in form and cross-section, with narrowed bar that is oval in cross section and missing its pin due to old breaks. The expanded outer edge has extensive moulded decoration on its front face. This comprises what appears to be stylised zoomorphic motifs in the Urnes style formed from possible creatures with heads gripping each end of the bar, small scroll motifs on the sides of the frame perhaps indicative of ears. The remainder of the outer edge seems to depict the entwined bodies of the creatures, with mul…
Created on: Tuesday 22nd September 2015
Last updated: Saturday 12th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Risby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-5CE2A2
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete copper-alloy object of Early Anglo-Saxon date, possibly a strap or belt fitting. Both ends are incompete due to old breaks. At one (attachment?) end there are the remains of three evenly spaced oval shaped lugs. The central of these three lugs survives intact and has a single oval aperture that demonstrates signs of use wear, the lugs to either side missing their outer edges due to old breaks. The front face of the plate is deeply recessed, creating prominent raised borders along the attachment(?) end and both sides, the border at the terminal(?) end curving to a central …
Created on: Tuesday 1st September 2015
Last updated: Monday 9th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Barningham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-ED5D66
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragmentary gilded silver artefact, probably part of a pinhead. The fragment is rectangular in shape with one tapering end; both terminals are now missing. The front face is decorated with a gilded interlace design in a central panel. The design consists of two conjoined circles with crosses within them and, beneath these where the object narrows, an adjoining spiral-like motif. The panel has a plain border decorated with tiny circular indentations. The back face is flat and undecorated with some rough scratches.
Created on: Monday 15th June 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 14th July 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near woodbridge', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-67DF01
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragment of a early medieval copper alloy cruciform brooch, with an unusual separate catch-plate. Only the bow and the upper part of the foot survive. The bow is short, D-shaped in cross-section and highly curved in profile with faceted corners. The front is decorated with a broad groove down the centre flanked by a single narrower groove to either side, creating the effect of a pair of ridges. Outside the narrow groove on each half of the bow is a longitudinal line of punched annulets. At either end of the bow is a flat rectangular area decorated with a single transverse groove acro…
Created on: Tuesday 21st April 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 12th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sutton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-3ABEB9
Object type: AESTEL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete gold object comprising a hollow dome with a projecting socket and separately-soldered back-plate. The dome is decorated all over its upper surface with filigree and granulation. In the centre is a raised circular setting comprising a strip of gold surrounded by a beaded wire collar, and set with a small blue glass cabochon. Around this is a lozenge-shaped field delimited by a single strand of gold beaded wire, which overall gives a cruciform effect. The outer terminal of each cross arm is marked with a cluster of pellets. The lozengiform field is filled with granulation,…
Created on: Monday 12th January 2015
Last updated: Friday 16th September 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Drinkstone', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-DBD4E8
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A gilded silver mount of early medieval date. It is roughly oval-shaped and the front depicts a human mask flanked by stylised birds' heads. Substantial gilding survives across the front surface, with areas missing or worn off on the mask's brow and nose, and the outer border above the brow. The mask appears to wear a hood or head-dress which covers the hair and runs below the chin. In the centre is a triangular stamped motif with a central 'trunk' and several 'branches' on each side. Traces of additional stamps are now obscured by wear and damage. The mask's eyes are pellets set w…
Created on: Monday 8th September 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 30th November 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Thetford', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-1E0E5D
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Description: A complete gold bead pendant now squashed and distorted. The bead was originally spherical and is hollow; it has a gold rivet through its centre which terminates in a circular loop at the upper end, from which it could have been suspended. The upper edge of the bead has a single band of beaded gold wire applied. Dimensions: 3.20g in weight, 18.87mm in length, 13.17mm in width and 6.23mm in thickness. The suspension loop is 7.93mm external width and 6.59mm in external height, and 5.04mm in internal width and 4.51mm in internal height. Discussion: No published paralle…
Created on: Friday 6th June 2014
Last updated: Friday 2nd September 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Eye', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-5DE284
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An Early-Medieval gold coin, a contemporary 9th-century Anglo-Frisian copy of a Carolingian solidus of Louis the Pious (814-840). The coin has been partially bent due to post-depositional damage.
Created on: Friday 16th May 2014
Last updated: Monday 4th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Eye', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-777447
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Description: A complete early medieval silver buckle frame, oval with a flat reverse and rounded front and so roughly D-shaped in cross-section. The frame is chunky, measuring c. 6-7mm in width and c.7-8mm in thickness. It has a U-section groove forming a pin rest in the centre of its outer edge. The short bar is narrowed, particularly on the inner edge, and is covered in iron corrosion, presumably from the missing iron pin. There is also some iron corrosion on the reverse of the frame, underneath the pin rest. Otherwise the metal is a silvery grey in colour. Dimensions: 31.40mm in…
Created on: Wednesday 23rd April 2014
Last updated: Friday 2nd September 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Westley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-ECD886
Object type: BELL
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete copper-alloy hexagonal norse clapper bell of Early Medieval date. It is missing the clapper due to old breaks, now worn. The sides are divided into six evenly spaced straight faces with shallow U-shaped notches at the base. The front face is decorated with incised longitudinal lines at the casting seams. At the top there is an integrally cast rectangular suspension loop with a central circular hole. Inside the bell are traces of iron corrosion, probably from the now missing clapper. This bell measures 28.92mm in height, 23.77mm in length, 20.43mm in width, 1.47mm in th…
Created on: Tuesday 11th March 2014
Last updated: Saturday 19th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Beyton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-692CF4
Object type: PIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete cast copper-alloy pin head of probable Roman or Middle Anglo-Saxon date. It is solid, biconical in form with the remains of a slight collare at the base of the head. From the collar extends a thin, integrally cast shaft that is circular in section and terminates in old breaks just below the head. The pin measures 20.85mm in length, 8.30mm in diameter, and weighs 1.76g in weight. Cast copper-alloy pin heads of this type were utilised in the Roman and later periods, particularly during the Middle Anglo-Saxon period. It is possible, therefore, that this example does date as…
Created on: Monday 27th January 2014
Last updated: Monday 30th March 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Alderton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-002DD1
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A silver penny of Eadmund, King of East Anglia, c. AD 855-870, type N. 462, moneyer Twicga, bent and badly cracked. Obverse: Omega combined with cross, +EADMVNDREXAN Reverse: Cross pattée, with a pellet in each angle. TPICGAMON This coin is very likely to be a continuation of a previous hoard of silver Eadmund pennies recorded through the Treasure Act as 2004 T115 (SF-077A54, SF-076841, SF-D99E44), 2008 T138 (SF-E1C3B5), 2010 T720 ( SF-AAFFB2 and SF-C21281), and 2011 T632 (SF-D872A7), found in close proximity.
Created on: Friday 10th January 2014
Last updated: Thursday 5th May 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Mildenhall', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-1AFC73
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragment of an unidentified silver object or probably early medieval date. The fragment is rectangular in shape and section. One end is broken, while the other ends in a rounded terminal. The front of the object is divided into two cells with a horizontal (as pictured) cell wall, the cells following the shape of the object. These are inlaid with a red material, possibly glass or garnet, cut flat. The back of the object is plain and flat with no evidence of any attachment device.
Created on: Wednesday 18th December 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd September 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sutton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-DED750
Object type: SCABBARD
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A cast copper-alloy pyramid mount of Early Anglo-Saxon date. It is pyramidal in form with hollow reverse and flattened top. Each of the four faces of the pyramid and the flattened top have the remains of inlaid white-metal decoration, probably niello. At the top this comprises a simple saltire cross. Each of the four faces has an outer border, with opposing faces bearing the same motif. One opposing pair has central circles with four radiating arms; the other pair have stepped lines that divide the face into three. These decorative elements are presumably intended to imitate inlaid ga…
Created on: Tuesday 3rd December 2013
Last updated: Thursday 11th December 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Worlington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-770321
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete cast copper-alloy wide equal-armed brooch of Early Anglo-Saxon date, in two joining fragments due to old breaks. Part of one incomplete arm, the bow and a small fragment of the second arm survive, the remainder now missing due to old breaks. The surviving arm is sub-rectangular in form and oval in section with elaborate moulded and gilded decoration particularly on the front face. The outer edge of the arm has a wide border with pairs of opposing diagonal notches and one surviving oval aperture towards the complete end. At the end there is an incomplete oval aperture and …
Created on: Thursday 28th November 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 14th March 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Beyton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-A03892
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Description: An unusual complete silver buckle with Trewhiddle-style decoration made from five different components all of which appear to be made from the same metal. It has an elongated D-shaped frame, with a sub-rectangular cross-section decorated with four bands of short transverse grooves on the upper face; there is also a grooved pin rest in the centre of the outer edge. The terminals of the frame are flattened ovals with circular holes through them, through which a silver cylindrical bar runs. One terminal of this bar has a domed head and the other is merely burred over, giving…
Created on: Monday 18th November 2013
Last updated: Thursday 30th July 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Mildenhall', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-F3F683
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A 7th-century Early-Medieval gold Merovingian tremissis; c.600-675 AD; mint: Quentovic (Wicus); moneyer: Dutta; Lafaurie, 1996: nos. 62-66b.
Created on: Monday 17th June 2013
Last updated: Monday 11th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wetheringsett-cum-Brockford', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-776106
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An early medieval silver sceat of Primary Series A, probably Series A2, c.685-690 AD. SeeAbramson, 2006: nos A075, A100; Metcalf, 1993: pp. 86-90.
Created on: Thursday 30th May 2013
Last updated: Thursday 2nd October 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cavenham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-10B8F2
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete cast copper-alloy Early-Medieval strap end of Thomas Class E Type 1. The attachment end is incomplete due to old breaks but the remainder of the object survives intact. It is tongue-shaped in form with flat back face and moulded decoration in high relief on the front face. This is symmetrical in form and comprises a central vertical band with large pellet at top and bottom, and pairs of curving foliate motifs to each side that run from central band to outer edge between which are additional stylised foliate motifs. At the top is a transverse moulded ridge above which the…
Created on: Monday 13th May 2013
Last updated: Friday 12th August 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Felixstowe', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-0D63A6
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Description: Circular object made from gilded silver. It consists of a thick, almost-circular disc, with both faces deeply recessed. The front has chip-carved relief decoration of a cross, with each arm made up of a clockwise-turning spiral. There originally appears to have been a small raised three-sided pyramid between each terminal, but only one of these now survives as the others have been largely destroyed by the punching of neat circular holes through them. The three holes thus formed are all about 2mm in diameter, and they have raised edges to both front and reverse. They cut t…
Created on: Monday 13th May 2013
Last updated: Thursday 10th September 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Lakenheath', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-0C85E2
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Description: A fragment of an Anglo-Saxon silver strap-end of Gabor Thomas Class A (Thomas 2003, 2) consisting of the zoomorphic terminal only. The fragment tapers from the broken edge to a rounded point. The upper incomplete edge has the lower part of what appears to be an openwork design, consisting of two symmetrical V-shaped notches with part of a central small rounded hole, resembling a rivet hole, between. The breaks appear worn. Below is an unusually elaborate animal-head terminal with engraved decoration leaving the features in relief. The usual oval ears with central inver…
Created on: Monday 13th May 2013
Last updated: Saturday 22nd February 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Frostenden', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-3F30E3
Object type: STYLUS
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete cast copper-alloy object, perhaps the eraser from an early-medieval stylus. The surviving fragment is triangular, flattening as it flares with straight edges towards the widest edge, which is incomplete due to old breaks. At the narrower end is a raised collar giving the object an oval cross-section, raised on both front and reverse. Above this, the object terminates in old breaks. It has a dark green/brown patina that is worn in places, has some pitting and evidence of post-depositional corrosion. The entire fragment measures 27.17mm in length, 29.35mm in width, 6.86mm …
Created on: Tuesday 9th April 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 6th March 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wickham Skeith', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-428C73
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An Early-Medieval silver penny; Viking imitation of a coin of Alfred of Wessex (871-99), c.880-899 AD. North 475.1; mint and moneyer unknown. The flan is slightly bent and has a small area of damage to one edge.
Created on: Thursday 28th March 2013
Last updated: Thursday 17th April 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Bury St Edmunds', grid reference and parish protected.


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