Flixton Park Quarry – Into the Iron Age and Roman period

Featured Image: Late Iron Age Copper Alloy Langton Down type brooch © Suffolk County Council Since 1995 Flixton Park Quarry has been subject to formal archaeological excavation under planning archaeological guidance, but before then there was virtually no archaeological record. In the next instalment of our Flixton Park Quarry series, we take a look thisContinue reading “Flixton Park Quarry – Into the Iron Age and Roman period”

A Bronze Age burnt mound complex and Iron Age settlement on the upland clay at Laxfield (LXD 135)

Featured Image: Figure.1 The site showing the evaluation trenches, and Areas 1 and 2 © Cotswold Archaeology An archaeological excavation was undertaken by Cotswold Archaeology in October to December 2021 on land at Framlingham Road, Laxfield, on behalf of RPS Consulting Services Ltd and ahead of residential development by Denbury Homes Ltd. Two areas wereContinue reading “A Bronze Age burnt mound complex and Iron Age settlement on the upland clay at Laxfield (LXD 135)”

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 complete Iron Age to early Roman cosmetic mortar, Flixton

This month’s featured find is a late Iron Age to early Roman cosmetic mortar found by a local metal detector user in 2019 near Flixton. Together with a now missing pestle, this mortar would have been part of a cosmetic set. Like the mortar, the pestle would have had a loop. Both the pestle andContinue reading “A complete Iron Age to early Roman cosmetic mortar, Flixton”

Iron Age and Anglo-Saxon settlement, Mildenhall Hub

Featured Image: Archaeologists at work, excavating Iron Age pits at the Mildenhall Hub site. © Cotswold Archaeology From 2016 to 2018, Cotswold Archaeology undertook a series of excavations ahead of the development of the Mildenhall Hub, now at Recreation Way. They have shown that the site, at the southwest edge of the town, was settledContinue reading “Iron Age and Anglo-Saxon settlement, Mildenhall Hub”

Archaeological Excavations at Candlet Road, Felixstowe

Featured Image: view of excavation area, looking north. Prehistoric enclosure in the left foreground and the Roman enclosure in the right background © Archaeology South-East Archaeological excavations in Felixstowe have uncovered a multi-period site with remains dating to the prehistoric, Roman, and post-medieval periods. The on-site investigations were completed in January 2022 ahead of residentialContinue reading “Archaeological Excavations at Candlet Road, Felixstowe”

An Iron Age Brooch, Cavendish

This complete Iron Age brooch was found by a local metal detector user near Cavendish in 2010. The brooch is decorated with a moulded leaf-shaped design and circular shaped motifs. The earliest brooches in Britain enter the archaeological record around 450 BC. This brooch type began to be produced around 400 BC and continued untilContinue reading “An Iron Age Brooch, Cavendish”

Discovering Prehistoric Woolpit

Featured Image: excavating enclosure, aerial view © Pre-Construct Archaeology A site with prehistoric remains has been excavated on the edge of Woolpit ahead of a housing development. Excavations have revealed some interesting prehistoric archaeology at Woolpit. The earliest finds included struck flint tools, flint-working waste and ‘Mildenhall Ware’ pottery sherds, broadly dating to the EarlyContinue reading “Discovering Prehistoric Woolpit”

Continental imitation sterling penny, Fressingfield

A Continental imitation sterling penny of Gaucher of Chatillon was found by a local metal detector user near Fressingfield earlier this year. The obverse of the coin features a crowned bust and the legend reads GALChs COMES [P]Orc, which means Gaucher, Count of Porcien. The reverse of the coin features a long cross dividing theContinue reading “Continental imitation sterling penny, Fressingfield”