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Record ID: SF3964
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Flat circular brooch, 23.5 mm in diameter, decorated with a relief animal with its head turned to look backwards. The animal is now rather worn and blurred but has four legs, a tail and a long neck ending in a head with an enormous ring-and-dot eye. There is a raised border with transverse nicks. On the reverse is a double pin bar lug, with remains of the iron pin bar and iron spring, and a transverse lug with hole and slot forming a catchplate. A similar backward-looking animal brooch found in an early 10th-century context in 16-22 Coppergate, York, gives the best archaeological date…
Created on: Tuesday 28th November 2000
Last updated: Thursday 14th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SUFFOLK ALDEBURGH', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF4123
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Small-long brooch in poor condition. Squarish headplate, 26 x 19 mm, with no surviving surface and fragmentary edges. On reverse is a broken pin bar lug. The bow has a flat panel above and below, and tapers from 12 to 9 mm wide. Below the bow, the foot begins with a flat undecorated panel with a catchplate on the reverse; this has iron corrosion inside. Old breaks.
Created on: Wednesday 6th December 2000
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SUFFOLK BLAXHALL', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF4165
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Incomplete copper-alloy brooch, of Rosette type (leontomorphe or lion bow sub-group). Upper part only, missing pin. The spring is enclosed in an undecorated cylindrical spring case, curved around the spring. The upper bow is a very stylised lion shape, terminating in two very angular 'paws', and with a rectangular rivet projecting behind which would have held the plate and lower bow. There are angled lines on the back of the head representing the mane. Width 19 mm, surviving length 19 mm. Similar to Hacheston no. 56, but this lacks the mane decoration. Similar to Hattatt no. 281.
Created on: Friday 8th December 2000
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SUFFOLK FRECKENHAM', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF4248
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper alloy brooch fragment, Crossbow type, 'light' sub-group. Upper part only; pin bent. White metal surfaces. Iron hinge bar. Headknob and arms are both slightly flattened at the back. Arms are cylindrical with end knobs and collar mouldings. The top of the bow is D-sectioned and plain. Width 28mm, surviving length 17mm, Type as Caister (EAA 1993) nos. 5,6, generally dated to the first half of the 3rd century.
Created on: Tuesday 12th December 2000
Last updated: Tuesday 17th September 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SUFFOLK ST JOHN ILKETSHALL', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-711684
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy Colchester derivative (Dolphin) of Roman date (AD 43 to AD 65). Approximately 75% of the brooch is present, consisting of the head, bow and wings. Part of the catch-plate is present at the base of the bow, but the pin and spring are missing, presumably lost in antiquity. The bow head is hump-like, and angular (comma shaped) in profile. The bow is sub circular in cross section. It extends to a broken point near the foot. Part of the catch-plate is present as a low ridge on the back of the bow. The wings project from the sides of the head. The end cap…
Created on: Tuesday 11th December 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 11th December 2012
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SF434
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper alloy brooch; flat enamelled disc with small lugs; broken pin, damaged lugs; pin is sprung between 2 lugs; 6-pointed star design with central dot, dark green enamel in central star, pale green (discoloured from white?) in the outer triangles; 12 margin lugs; similar to ALP 003
Created on: Monday 22nd November 1999
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SUFFOLK ELVEDEN', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF4148
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fragment of headplate from a fairly small example of a great square-headed brooch, neatly made of copper alloy but with no gilding or silvering, and now with a nice dark greyish-green patina. In the centre (to judge from the placing of the single pin bar lug on the reverse) is a sunken rectangular panel with a counter-relief double spiral, shaped like an S on its side. In the sunken field around the S is some white material. There is a raised border around the sunken field, decorated with double-crescent stamps. Below and to the right of this border (as you look at it) are fairly f…
Created on: Friday 8th December 2000
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SUFFOLK FRECKENHAM', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF4607
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Large and particularly beautiful La Téne I type brooch, complete except for pin and part of spring. Two (left) coils of the spring survive, originally wrapped around an iron axis bar which now only survives as corrosion. The presence of a separate axis bar hints that the brooch may originally have been of the 'mock-spring' type (see Hattatt 1987, no. 724) but as the head is incomplete this is uncertain. The use of iron is unusual. The bow arches upwards and swells to a section 5.5 mm wide by 3.5 mm thick. It is decorated with a broad longitudinal groove with small transverse nic…
Created on: Tuesday 30th January 2001
Last updated: Friday 5th July 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SUFFOLK FRECKENHAM', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF4556
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper alloy brooch, Colchester derivative rear hook type. Missing spring/pin. Catchplate and wings are very abraded, whole surface very pitted. Bow is a flat D-section, back slightly convex, tapered and with a narrow centre rib. Surviving width 16mm, length 40mm.
Created on: Monday 29th January 2001
Last updated: Wednesday 11th September 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SUFFOLK HUNTINGFIELD', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-06B217
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete and abraded Roman copper alloy sprung Dolphin (Colcheter derivative rear hook) brooch, spring, pin, rear hook, outer end of one wing and part of the catchplate missing. The outer ends of the wings are decorated with a flute and there are three closely spaced fine grooves on either side of the bow. Four longitudinal grooves are visible at the top of the D-sectioned bow but have been removed by abrasion further down. Estimated wingspan 23mm. Length 52.5mm. c.43 - c.65.
Created on: Wednesday 11th September 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 11th September 2013
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Record ID: SF435
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cast lead/zinc brooch. Disc with hollow back under raised central irregular 6-pointed star, and integral fittings for iron pin (lost); edge is beaded; areas between each prong have a central line from which two other lines branch on either side, each with a small round pellet terminal; the star points are similarly decorated; at the centre is a collet, probably for a glass stone (lost).
Created on: Monday 22nd November 1999
Last updated: Tuesday 1st March 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'CAMBRIDGESHIRE ELY', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF4458
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Pin from an annular brooch made of cast copper alloy. One end is tightly bent round to make the loop, and has a little moulding on the underside where the end meets the rest of the pin. Just beyond this, there is a rectangular raised panel on the top of the pin, with faint decoration of five transverse grooves with short oblique grooves in between. The shaft of the pin is squarish in section and tapers to a fairly fresh break. Surviving length 50 mm, external diameter of loop 11.5 mm, maximum thickness 5 mm.
Created on: Monday 22nd January 2001
Last updated: Monday 23rd June 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SUFFOLK PARHAM', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF4738
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper alloy Roman brooch fragment, Polden Hill variant type. Upper half only, missing pin and almost all spring. Wing ends folded over to enclose the axis bar, 7mm wide enclosed lengths. Spring chord held by rear hook. Wings have 3 grooves at ends and one diagonal. Oval section bow, flattened at front with a panel that has two reserved notched ribs in it. Width 31mm, surviving length 30mm. Type as West Stow no.160 and very like LMD 074 example, except for wing terminals
Created on: Monday 12th February 2001
Last updated: Wednesday 11th September 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SUFFOLK HENLEY', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF4740
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper alloy brooch fragment, Trumpet type. Mid and upper bow only, missing spring, headloop and pin. The enamelling on the upper bow is symmetric about the centre line and has a flattened oval at the top, a central yellow triangle with ?red in the surrounding quadrilateral, and a blue triangle at the base. The central large acanthus moulding is flattened at the back and has two ribs above and below. Surviving length 35 mm. Similar in type and proportions to Hattatt no 1528, differs in the detail of mouldings flanking the acanthus and the enamelled design.
Created on: Monday 12th February 2001
Last updated: Wednesday 11th September 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SUFFOLK HENLEY', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF4785
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper alloy penannular brooch fragment. Half of the ring, missing pin, fairly corroded. Circular section ring, diam. 3 mm, with closely set transverse grooves on the outer face, undecorated (grooves worn away?) at the back. The terminal is slightly expanded, flattened and almost rectangular with a lozengiform moulding on the outer face and another V-shaped moulding joining the terminal to the rest of the frame. This is a highly devolved zoomorphic form, as Fowler type E and Hattatt no 656. Current (limited) chronological data suggests this type was a late Roman contemporary of the c…
Created on: Thursday 15th February 2001
Last updated: Wednesday 25th June 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SUFFOLK RINGSHALL', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF4737
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Roman copper-alloy brooch, possibly a variant of the Aesica type. Missing pin, spring, damaged catchplate, wings; much of it heavily corroded. The spring was probably held by a rear hook, of which only a stub survives. The wings have concave and rib mouldings. The main bow is a flattish plate, 2mm thick, circular in outline for the top half and fantailed for the lower half. On the upper half there is an empty circular setting which is held above the main bow on four legs which have curved cross mouldings and a groove along the edges and are attached at top of bow, mid bow and the edge…
Created on: Monday 12th February 2001
Last updated: Wednesday 11th September 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SUFFOLK HENLEY', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF4577
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper-alloy annular brooch of medieval date, now bent and broken. The frame is of flattish section, 2.5 mm wide; it is interrupted by six collets, each 4 mm tall, which retain white adhesive but which have lost their gem or glass settings. At one point the frame is broken; this may be where the pin constriction was, but there is now no evidence for it. The pin is missing. Original diameter perhaps c. 30 mm.
Created on: Monday 29th January 2001
Last updated: Thursday 6th December 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SUFFOLK GREAT CORNARD', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF4704
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Small-long brooch, missing the terminal to the foot. The head consists of a central square plate, decorated with two vertical rows of crescentic stamps which continue the line of the bow edges upwards. The stamp used appears to be rather crude and the rows are irregular. The headplate is worn, and four stamps in each row can clearly be seen, although there are hints of others running right up to the edge of the square plate. On three sides of the square central plate are large flat mushroom-shaped knobs, with cut-out curves making the 'stems'. The total width of the headplate is 4…
Created on: Tuesday 6th February 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'NORFOLK MERTON', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-063F35
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy Iron Age to Roman strip bow brooch dating to the period c. AD 25-75. The brooch is missing the pin and the curl of the catch plate. It measures 54.45mm in length, 21.05mm at its widest point (across the wings), 2.75mm at its narrowest point (tip of the foot) and weighs 6.79 grams. The tubular wing span is 21.05mm and c. 4.6mm in diameter. The pin slot contains the remains of the corroded iron pin, whcih are also visible inside the tubular wings. The bow extends back from the head and is 10.35mm wide, tapering to a width of 2.55mm at the foot. The bow is d…
Created on: Tuesday 17th June 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd October 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Stockbridge', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF4761
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper alloy chatelaine brooch. Missing pin, damaged lugs and catchplate, missing chatelaine bar and one side lug. The pin was hinged on 2 close set lugs. The central circular area consists of a projecting hollow cone with small (abraded) centre knob and four radiating ribs dividing an enamelled area into quadrants, two of which contain light blue (turquoise) enamel, the others dark and discoloured. This central cone is bounded by a deep groove. The outer, slightly convex plate has a rectangular band above the chatelaine bar subdivided into triangles - the lower row are discoloured da…
Created on: Thursday 15th February 2001
Last updated: Saturday 27th June 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SUFFOLK BARKING', grid reference and parish protected.


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