Recent finds from SuffolkBy Ian Reeve
A 1st/2nd century Roman cosmetic grinder, 55 mm long. Found in East Suffolk. Using a Minelab Explorer ll.
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
This is a letter from Norfolk & Norwich Hospitals Charity. The landowner at the Denham dig requested that proceeds should go to the children's cancer ward (the Buxton Ward at the Jenny Lind) on account of treatment received by one of her relatives.
We now have our very own club mugs. They are available to purchase at the fantastic price of only £5 each.
To celebrate the New Year/ Hogmanay we went up to Scotland to visit my brother Martin who has a farm just over the Scottish border in Dumfries.
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 website
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...
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 - 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...