An Iron Age gold quarter stater found near Bawdsey

This month’s Featured Find showcases a rare Iron Age coin, recovered by a local metal detector user towards the end of 2022. Made of gold, the coin is just over 11mm in diameter, and is known as a quarter stater. The obverse depicts a central corn ear and is inscribed [CA]M to the left andContinue reading “An Iron Age gold quarter stater found near Bawdsey”

Iron Age brooch, Gislingham

Recovered by a local metal detector user last year, February’s Featured Find showcases a Middle Iron Age brooch, dating to circa 275-250 BC. Almost complete, the brooch consists of now broken symmetrical terminals located at the head and the foot. The terminals are comprised of two adjacent discs with central perforations situated either side ofContinue reading “Iron Age brooch, Gislingham”

A Roman Silver Denarius of Vespasian

This Months featured find is a Roman silver denarius of Vespasian found near Great Whelnetham. Our first featured find of 2023 takes us back to the 1st century AD. It is a silver Roman denarius coin found by a local metal detector user in 2019. Only slightly worn, the obverse features the bust of emperorContinue reading “A Roman Silver Denarius of Vespasian”

Rare 4,500 year old axe turns up at event in Lowestoft

Featured image: copyright Mick Howes Roman coins and a flint axe, discovered in Suffolk by members of the public, were the star finds at a recent archaeology event. The event, hosted by the Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service at Lowestoft Library on 25 March 2022, saw dozens of local residents bring their discoveries to findContinue reading “Rare 4,500 year old axe turns up at event in Lowestoft”

Finds Day, Ipswich Museum – February 2022

At the end of last month, our Finds Recording Team held a ‘Finds Day’ at Ipswich Museum. This was the first Finds Day we have been able to host since 2020 and it was terrific to be out and about in the county meeting people again! Finds Days are a great opportunity for members ofContinue reading “Finds Day, Ipswich Museum – February 2022”