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A copper-alloy Roman zoomorphic plate brooch

Roman brooch, Lackford

A copper-alloy Roman zoomorphic plate brooch, found near Lackford. This zoomorphic brooch was recovered by a local metal detector user earlier this year. The term ‘zoomorphic’ is used to signify animal representation. In this case, it is something of a misnomer because the creature is mythological. It is the ‘hippocamp’, coming from the Greek wordsContinue reading “Roman brooch, Lackford”

The Hoxne Hoard

Featured Image: Gold and Silver coins from the Hoxne Hoard, © British Museum The Hoxne Hoard is one of the largest Roman treasure hoards ever to have been discovered in Britain. It consists of almost 15,000 coins and 200 other gold and silver objects buried in the 5th century AD. The Hoard was discovered byContinue reading “The Hoxne Hoard”

the ruins of St Edmund's Abbey and the cathedral tower

From Rise to Ruins – Abbey of St Edmund Millennium 1020-2020

Celebrating the 1000th anniversary of the Abbey of St Edmund – Join the experts to discover more about the abbey’s remarkable history with a new series of online talks starting this November. 2020 marks the 1000th anniversary of the re-foundation of the religious community at Bury St Edmunds as a Benedictine abbey, under the patronageContinue reading “From Rise to Ruins – Abbey of St Edmund Millennium 1020-2020”

front and back of jetton depicting Giuseppe Garibaldi

Garibaldi Jetton, Winston

A copper-alloy jetton depicting Giuseppe Garibaldi, found near Winston. This jetton commemorates the Italian general, Garibaldi, who was known as the “Hero of the Two Worlds”. He grew his international reputation as a liberal Republican revolutionary soldier fighting in South America. Garibaldi is best known for his contribution to the unification of Italy in 1861Continue reading “Garibaldi Jetton, Winston”

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