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Record ID: SF4105
Object type: DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Catch-piece from a dress fastener made of a silvery metal, probably a lead/tin alloy with a high proportion of tin. The plate is oval, and decorated with three concentric ridges around the edge; the central ridge is beaded. Within the ridges is a complicated and apparently asymmetric relief scrolly ?foliage design. Each of the long sides has a small decorative projecting lug; one of the short sides has a much larger trefoil lug with two pellets and a perforation. The other short side has a rectangular loop in which to engage the matching hook, with a small circular perforated lug on e…
Created on: Wednesday 6th December 2000
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: SF4233
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Lead alloy disc, 36.5 mm in diameter and 2 mm thick, with a ?copper-alloy tube attached to the reverse, presumably to make the object a mount, and filled with lead alloy. The front of the disc has relief decoration of a triple-strand border around two concentric hexagons both with incurved sides. In the centre of the inner hexagon are six radiating lines. This object has been shown to various curators at the British Museum (Leslie Webster and Susan Youngs of Medieval and Modern Europe, and Gareth Williams and Barrie Cook of Coins and Medals); all agree that it is very unlikely to be a…
Created on: Tuesday 12th December 2000
Last updated: Tuesday 4th March 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SUFFOLK MILDENHALL', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF5096
Object type: PLAQUE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Decorated plaque with no means of attachment surviving. The object is heavy and dark grey in colour, and may be made from a lead/copper or lead-tin alloy. It is basically flat and sub-rectangular, with all the edges and corners rounded and looking as if a die had been pressed into a blob of soft ?melted metal. The relief decoration is on one face only, and consists of a naked copulating couple standing under a tree to the right as you look at it. One of the woman's legs is raised and held by the man around his waist. A rather lumpy raised border to the top of the plaque may be the bra…
Created on: Thursday 22nd March 2001
Last updated: Monday 8th September 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SUFFOLK IPSWICH', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF5269
Object type: HARNESS MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fragment of a lead-alloy horse-harness boss, originally a circular domed mount with a flange around the edge. Only a tiny part of the flange survives, with cast relief decoration of a radiating acorn and oak leaf. It is well made and part of a border which probably consisted of alternating acorns and oak leaves.
Created on: Friday 20th April 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: SF5370
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Unidentified object made of a lead alloy, with some silvery ?rubbed areas which may possibly be inlaid silver wires. Most of the object is made of very thin sheet, but across the ?top is a chunky lozenge- or pentagonal-section moulding with transverse ribbing on the flat upper face. The sheet then curves down away from this moulding. Running down the sheet perpendicular from the chunky moulding is a narrow moulding which appears to have some slight transverse grooving or ridging at the lower end. This moulding separates two incomplete spirals, or pairs of concentric circles, made fr…
Created on: Monday 30th 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: SF5371
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Unidentified object made of lead alloy, flat and oval with relief decoration on one face. The decoration is now hard to read, but appears to be relief lines making up a square divided unevenly into four, with blobs in some of the quarters. Unknown date and function.
Created on: Monday 30th April 2001
Last updated: Monday 24th June 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SUFFOLK FRECKENHAM', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF6260
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fragments of three lead-alloy buttons. Two of the fragments consist of thin convex circular heads with scars of stems or loops on the concave reverse; the third consists of a thin, very slightly convex sheet with a circular loop on the convex reverse. All may be medieval.
Created on: Thursday 5th July 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SUFFOLK CLOPTON', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF6259
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Circular lead-alloy button with plano-convex head, 14 mm in diameter, and on the reverse a circular loop on the end of a stem which is now bent.
Created on: Thursday 5th July 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SUFFOLK CLOPTON', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF6788
Object type: HARNESS MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Large heptagonal lead-alloy harness boss. Thick and flat, it has relief decoration around an undecorated central roundel; seven pairs of ?leaves project from the roundel and are joined by arcs which form small panels. In each of this panel is a more conventional leaf. There is unclear relief decoration around the edge. On the reverse are the stubs of two attachment rivets or spikes.
Created on: Tuesday 18th September 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SUFFOLK GREAT GLEMHAM', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF6880
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fragment of lead-alloy nummular brooch. Just a tiny scrap of the edge survives, with relief decoration consisting of a border of ladder pattern, an inner border of pellets, and an inner field of geometrically intersecting straight lines. On the reverse is a transverse pin lug. These brooches are so called because they are ultimately derived from coins; the borders are imitating the filigree settings that were added to coins to make the originals. The fragment measures 22 x 13 mm; the brooch would originally have been about 40 mm in diameter.
Created on: Tuesday 25th September 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SUFFOLK INGHAM', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF3527
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Lead-alloy button. The alloy may be pewter, as the edges of the button are laminating; it was probably originally circular. The relief design on the flat front is rather crudely made. It shows a profile bust of a crowned king, presumably Charles II. The top of the crown is missing, but there are two crosses on its lower half and a band of ladder pattern around the base. From the crown to the bottom of the button is a length of wavy hair; in front of this the details are harder to discern but probably include a face above a wide projecting ?arm. There is a C in front of the face and an…
Created on: Friday 22nd September 2000
Last updated: Friday 5th September 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'NORFOLK WEETING WITH BROOMHILL', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF3847
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Boy bishop token.
Created on: Friday 3rd November 2000
Last updated: Friday 3rd March 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SUFFOLK ELMSWELL', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF3850
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Created on: Friday 3rd November 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: SF9033
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Terminal from a snake-ring, made from a very greyish soft metal, apparently a lead alloy. The hoop of the ring is circular in cross-section at the break, 3 mm in diameter; it quickly flares out to form a snake's head bezel which is 10 mm wide and 3 mm thick. The head is oval or lozengiform, and is quite stylised, with grooves along the edge on the rear half of the head but no other visible decoration. The head tapers into the hoop with no border between them, and the fragment is strongly curved to fit around the finger.
Created on: Thursday 1st August 2002
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'ELMSTEAD', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF9043
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Unidentified object made from lead alloy. It consists of an oval plate, one face with rounded edges and ?hammer marks, and one face flat with oblique grooves and striations. Cast onto the latter face is an asymmetric cross, each arm also with longitudinal striations which cross in the centre. Date and function unknown.
Created on: Monday 5th August 2002
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'STETCHWORTH', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF8981
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Lead token of Boy Bishop (St Nicholas) type. A new example with the reverse inscription VILLA BLAXAL This is the first example of a Boy Bishop token that can be definitely attributed to a place outside the towns of Bury, Ely, Sudbury (just one) and Ipswich.
Created on: Tuesday 23rd July 2002
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'BLAXHALL', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF8900
Object type: HOOKED TAG
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Unusual form of hooked tag. The plate is made from lead alloy, with a tall flat-topped cylindrical central boss around which is a raised circle. Outside the circle the edge is fragmentary, but looks lumpy and may originally have been a ring of pellets. On the reverse is the scar from a missing loop, which ran straight across the upper part of the plate. At the base of the plate is a separate copper-alloy hook, made from circular-section wire and set into a blob of lead alloy. This hooked tag is large, and quite complex in manufacture, yet made from a very cheap alloy. The metal m…
Created on: Tuesday 9th July 2002
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'BRANDON', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF9179
Object type: PILGRIM BADGE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Lead-alloy pilgrim's badge depicting St Andrew, now bent in half. An upright rectangular plaque, it has a surviving projection at one lower corner that would originally have extended to a stitching loop; the other three corners are broken. St Andrew is in the centre of the plaque, wearing a striped or pleated gown drawn in at the waist; his limbs are splayed as if attached to an X-shaped cross. He faces the observer, but his face is very crude indeed with two large round eyes, a round nose and two large straight lips filling the whole of the space. The arms emerge from the go…
Created on: Friday 16th August 2002
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SUFFOLK BRADFIELD COMBUST WITH STANNINGFIELD', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF8721
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Created on: Tuesday 11th June 2002
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'ISLEHAM', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF8241
Object type: PLAQUE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Lozenge-shaped armorial shield made from a lead alloy covered with a fragmentary thin shiny sheet, perhaps made of silver. The arms are in relief and there are no colours or tinctures surviving. There appears to be some iron corrosion on the reverse but no clear means of attachment. The lozenge indicates that these are the arms of a woman, and the lack of impaling shows that the woman was unmarried. The arms are: quarterly 1 and 4: or on a pile engrailed sable, between two fountains barry wavy of six argent and azure three crosses-crosslet of the first. 2 and 3: argent on a bend sa…
Created on: Tuesday 5th March 2002
Last updated: Monday 15th August 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'FORNHAM ST MARTIN', grid reference and parish protected.


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