Recent finds from Suffolk

By Ian Reeve

A 1st/2nd century Roman cosmetic grinder, 55 mm long. Found in East Suffolk. Using a Minelab Explorer ll.

This is a 2nd century, hinge-headed Roman enamelled brooch. I found it in East Suffolk using my
Deus on Fast prog. 3

Elizabeth 1st groat. 1560-1561. Found in Mid Suffolk. The metal detector I was using was a Deus set up on prog. 3.

Bronze quillon dagger guard 1400-1650. 68mm length. From East Suffolk. The detect was a Minelab explorer ll. Similar in design to late 15th C. Bosworth Field examples shown on PAS database.

Incomplete Roman spoon handle 3rd-4th C. Bronze. 61mm in length.

More recent finds by club members

Jewel returned to Bungay family

Jewel returned to Bungay family

A Bungay man has told of his gratitude after his late father’s Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes (RAOB) medal was returned 21 years after being stolen in a burglary. Read the full article on the EDP...

All Saints Church, Old Buckenham

All Saints Church, Old Buckenham

We recently held a couple of club digs in aid of All Saints Church, Old Buckenham. We were made to feel very welcome on the day and enjoyed the metal detecting. Godfrey, our club chairman, had a nice surprise when he opened this letter from Sheila Freake...

September 2018 – Finds of the month runners up

September 2018 – Finds of the month runners up

This month we decided to also photograph the second and third place finds from our ‘Finds of the Month’ competition at the club meeting. Graeme did the judging and these are the results: Artefact: 2nd; Fragmentary head of  early Anglo Saxon square-headed brooch. 5th...

Crotal Bell

Crotal Bell

Crotal Bell - 16th-17th century. This crotal bell has the makers hammer mark and can be seen on the UK Detector Finds Database The bell was cast in one piece and the suspension loop was drilled. Crotal bells made in this way are the earlier 16th-17th century examples...

This one found us!

This one found us!

This is a video recorded at an estate in Hertfordshire where we will be organising a dig in October. The landowner found us through this website, which is a great testament to its effectiveness so far!

Allectus 293 – 296 A.D.

Allectus 293 – 296 A.D.

Allectus 293 - 296 A.D. Usurper emperor based in Britain who succeeded Caraurius 286 - 293 who had declared himself emperor and had control of the Roman fleet in Gaul and Britain. Allectus had Carausius assassinated, and was himself killed by his followers. The coin...

Gone but not forgotten

Gone but not forgotten

  About 4 or 5 years ago my detecting partner, Eric gave me a bucket of metal detecting scrap/treasure to look through just in case there was anything in there I might be interested in keeping.  I parked it in my garage and forgot all about it.  Sadly, Eric passed...

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