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    • Object type: BROOCH
    • Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
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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: 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: 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: SF4858
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Part of head and bow of copper-alloy small-long brooch. The headplate is now sub-rectangular with rounded corners, but the edges are worn and may not be original. There appears to be no surviving decoration. On the reverse is a pin bar lug with corrosion from the iron pin bar and spring. To either side of the lug, the headplate has been bent causing stress and cracking to the metal; both corners on one side have consequently broken off (recent break). The headplate tapers into the bow, which is flat at the top with two transverse grooves. Below, the edges are bevelled and the bow …
Created on: Monday 26th February 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SUFFOLK WICKHAM SKEITH', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF4859
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Foot from a copper-alloy small-long brooch. The break at the base of the bow occurs just above the catchplate, and is fairly recent. The foot begins with a long panel which tapers from 5 mm wide at the break to 4 mm in the centre. Although now very corroded, it appears to have bevelled edges and some transverse decoration. The terminal is flat and flares out to at least 7.5 mm wide; it is relatively uncorroded and is decorated at the top with two pairs of transverse grooves with edge nicks in between. Below this, the edges are bevelled and the corners are missing.
Created on: Monday 26th February 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SUFFOLK WICKHAM SKEITH', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF4864
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Bow and upper part of foot from a copper-alloy long brooch, probably a cruciform. The bow is broken at the top (recent break) at the junction with the head. It begins with a flat panel which is decorated with a transverse groove above a pair of transverse grooves each with punched dots along them, with a beaded line in between. The dots have not been punched very accurately. Below this, the main part of the bow is 'facetted', i.e. D-shaped in section with an almost-flat reverse. There is a longitudinal line of dots down the centre of the bow. At the bottom of the bow is another f…
Created on: Tuesday 27th February 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SUFFOLK LACKFORD', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF4860
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Part of the bow from a large copper-alloy brooch, probably a cruciform. A small stub of head or foot survives at one end, and then the bow begins with a flat panel. Beyond this, the bow is 'facetted' or curved in both planes, with a hollow reverse. Down the centre is a flat area, decorated with two longitudinal grooves; these are largely worn away and only visible as they emerge from the flat panel. The other end of the bow is missing; the break is neither very old nor very new. 20 mm wide.
Created on: Monday 26th February 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SUFFOLK WICKHAM SKEITH', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF5348
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Headplate from a small-long brooch, with slightly worn break at or just above the start of the bow. The headplate is basically rectangular, 33 mm wide and 24 mm in surviving length, with a U-shaped cut-out in the lower edge either side of the bow and a long thin rectangular cut-out at the upper corners (one now damaged). The sides each have two border grooves but the top edge appears to be undecorated (it may be incomplete). There are six equal-sized circular motifs on the headplate, arranged in two rows of three; the outer ones in the upper row are perforations, and the other four …
Created on: Friday 27th April 2001
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: SF5350
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Foot from a copper-alloy small-long brooch. Only the terminal survives, with an unworn break at the top. At the break, the fragment is 8.5 mm wide with a low D-shaped section, decorated with transverse grooves; one narrow, two wide and a second narrow. There is some wear in the centre of this area. Below, the foot is flatter and pelta-shaped (like a crescent with a central mushroom-like stalk) with bevelled edges around the upper curves; the lower curve has a border of punched crescents. Flat reverse. The patina is grey and quite shiny; perhaps the remains of a white-metal coatin…
Created on: Friday 27th April 2001
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: SF52
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Two fragments of an Anglo-Saxon cruciform brooch. Head-plate fragment has top and side knops cast with brooch (one missing), plano-convex in section, domed in outline with multiple collars; trapezoidal head-plate with worn rectangular wings; inward facing triangular punch-marks at edges of head-plate central panel; reverse retains hinge with iron corrosion from pin. Bow and foot fragment consists of an arched bow, carinated at front and slightly concave at rear; small plain field below defined from tapering terminal by a pair of transverse mouldings, catch on reverse complete, metal …
Created on: Wednesday 25th August 1999
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SUFFOLK SUTTON', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF5710
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fragment of very large copper-alloy openwork disc brooch. Originally c. 60-65 mm in diameter, a little over a quarter survives. Around the outside is a border of worn stamps which were probably originally a dot between two oblique lines or a dot in triangle. The cut-outs were originally around a swastika pattern; only the right-angled end of one arm survives. On the reverse of this arm is a catchplate. One break is extremely fresh, and the others are very slightly worn. A similar, but smaller, example is shown in Mac Gregor and Bolick (1993) no. 5.1.
Created on: Monday 4th June 2001
Last updated: Monday 15th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SUFFOLK FRECKENHAM', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF5709
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Head and bow from a copper-alloy small-long brooch. The headplate is rectangular, 29 x 21 mm, with a double engraved line running the full length of three sides to form a border with outlined corners. Within this border is an inner border of double-crescent stamps. Neither border appears to extend along the lower edge, but this is very heavily corroded. On the reverse is some extremely thick copper-alloy corrosion, and iron corrosion from a pin bar and spring which almost obscures a single central pin bar lug. The bow extends from the lower edge of the headplate, and also has a lo…
Created on: Monday 4th June 2001
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: SF5810
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper-alloy disc brooch with relief decoration. Around the edge is a beaded rim with 28 or 29 small bosses. Inside this is a quadruped with all four legs shown, with the head facing backwards over the back and the tail bent forward to meet it. Each foot has three toes and the neck has zigzag edge representing a mane. The head has open jaws and a circular eye. On the reverse are two transverse lugs. One D-shaped one is perforated and has a slot cut to form the catchplate; the edge of the catchplate has been bent outwards. The other lug is H-shaped and formed the pin lug. There is some…
Created on: Friday 8th June 2001
Last updated: Thursday 14th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SUFFOLK DUNWICH', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF6410
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Head and bow from a copper-alloy long brooch, probably a small-long but possibly a cruciform brooch. The headplate is rectangular, 25.5 x 18 mm, and although it does not have the top or side knobs characteristic of the cruciform brooch it does have a very faint hint of a flat central panel and very slightly bevelled side wings. There is no apparent stamping or any other kind of decoration, but the surface is very corroded making certainty impossible. On the reverse of the head is a single broken pin bar lug. The headplate is rather lumpy, especially in the left-hand upper corner, …
Created on: Friday 13th July 2001
Last updated: Tuesday 1st March 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SUFFOLK FRECKENHAM', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF6507
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cut-down headplate from a great square-headed brooch, which has had its pin bar lug filed off and two rivet holes added to make it into a mount. It is made of gilded copper alloy and consists of the headplate inner panel and second panel of a Hines group XVI brooch (sub-group a or b). The inner panel consists of two chip-carved squares with a relief border around each one, and a relief vertical line between the two. All of this is enclosed within a double-strand rectangle which separates the inner panel from the second panel. The second panel is a frame of simple two-strand twist i…
Created on: Tuesday 24th July 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SUFFOLK BADINGHAM', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF6519
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
One arm from a worn copper-alloy trefoil brooch, with one broken end and one rounded end. It is decorated on one face with a cast central rib, two V-shaped branching ribs and a raised border; the depressions between the ribs have in some cases penetrated through the metal to leave holes. The reverse is slightly hollowed, with scars from two widely separated pin bar lugs. The breaks are worn and the whole object is corroded to a rough brown with patches of green surface patina. Trefoil brooches are a Viking object type, and the decoration on this one is derived from Carolingian plant…
Created on: Friday 3rd August 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SUFFOLK SUDBURY', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF6475
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Side knob from a cruciform brooch, made of solid copper alloy. It is U-shaped, with one rounded and one straight end, and half-round (but tending to biconvex) in cross-section with a low rounded undecorated reverse and a more steeply rounded front. The front is decorated with a central waist, below which there are two transverse grooves before the straight end; the grooves are worn away in the centre. The straight edge has a groove cut into it for attachment to the headplate, and one end of the iron pin bar which passes right through the knob. Above the central waist is a single t…
Created on: Tuesday 17th July 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: SF6616
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fragment of head from a small-long brooch, made of thin copper alloy. Part of the headplate survives, with a straight upper edge; all other edges are broken and there is no surviving decoration. Projecting from the upper edge is a large mushroom-shaped flat "knob", 13 mm wide. Two rectangular cut-outs form a narrowed waist, across which is a double groove. The rest of the "knob" is semi-circular, and the curved edge has a border of six to seven worn double-crescent stamps. On the reverse is a pin bar lug blocked with iron corrosion. The break down one side is very fresh; the brea…
Created on: Wednesday 22nd August 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SUFFOLK CODDENHAM', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF670
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper alloy small-long brooch fragment; square head-plate, all terminals missing, arched bow with flat behind, remains of a single pin lug on reverse.
Created on: Wednesday 15th December 1999
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SUFFOLK WINSTON', grid reference and parish protected.


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