Iron Age Brooch, Exning

An Iron Age copper-alloy bow brooch from Exning, dating c. 450-300 BC. This brooch is an “La Tene I” style brooch. The entire object has been cast in one piece, with a coiled spring at its top and a so-called ‘reverted’ foot that turns back on itself. This example is quite plain, demonstrating only someContinue reading “Iron Age Brooch, Exning”

Iron Age Bone Weaving Comb, Mildenhall

A weaving comb made of bone, dating to the Middle Iron Age (300-50 BC) . It was discovered in an Iron Age storage pit during excavations at Recreation Way, Mildenhall in 2010. The comb has been carved from a horse’s metapodial (cannon bone), it measures 15.9cm in length and 4cm in width. It still hasContinue reading “Iron Age Bone Weaving Comb, Mildenhall”

Iron Age Coin, Debenham

Late Iron Age solid gold stater struck by the tribes of East Anglia, dating to c. 50-20 BC, found in the Debenham area. This type of coin is referred to as a ‘Norfolk Wolf’, almost exclusively distributed within East Anglia. On the obverse there is a heavily stylised wreath, with a series of uncertain motifsContinue reading “Iron Age Coin, Debenham”

Iron Age Terret Ring Moulds, Waldringfield

Waldringfield church grave yard is the site of a rather extraordinary find. Fragments of Late Iron Age pottery moulds used in the production of metal horse harness parts were discovered when a new grave was being dug in 1984. Subsequent excavation near the grave revealed no other metal working debris, so the location of theContinue reading “Iron Age Terret Ring Moulds, Waldringfield”

Iron Age Terret Ring, Poslingford

A Late Iron Age to early Roman terret ring, dating c. 100 BC-100 AD, from the Poslingford area. Developing in the 3rd century BC within Britain (Middle Iron Age), terret rings formed an important piece of equipment in relation to chariots and other wheeled vehicles. Usually arranged in rows of five along the yoke, essentiallyContinue reading “Iron Age Terret Ring, Poslingford”