Poorly Located Find Spot record LKH 510 - Findspot of a Roman iron work hoard

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Summary

Collection of iron work (hoard?) presented to the BM in 1882. Formerly recorded as LKH MISC

Location

Grid reference TL 7 8 (point) (Approximate)
Map sheet TL78SW
Civil Parish LAKENHEATH, FOREST HEATH, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (1)

Full Description

`Found here, and now in the BM, are ...', two circular bronze brooches (one bought in 1871), four pewter plates, `a number of fragments, hinges, an adze- head, bill-hooks, a padlock, the handle of a bucket, a knife etc, presented by Mr Walter K Foster, FSA, in 1882'. Also `a small blackish drab vase & a large vase of coarse blackish-brown hand-made ware, ornamented with a broad band of incised cross lines, making a diamond pattern, the rim flat, with three ribs' (S1).
Fox mentions (and ?marks on his map IV) pewter vessels from Lakenheath, presumably those cited above. Hoard? An `Iron Mattock' in the BM (82.2-6.1) is probably one of above (S3)(R1)
Manning suggests the collection of iron work presented to the BM in 1882 forms a small hoard (similar to Worlington 004) and consists of `mainly tools, hinges and the like' (S4).

Formerly recorded as LKH MISC

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <S1> Bibliographic reference: 1911. Victoria County History, Suffolk 1. 312.
  • <R1> (No record type): Guide to Rom Britain, BM, 50, fig 24.
  • <S2> (No record type): Fox C, The Archaeol of the Cambridge Region, Cambridge, 1923, 216, map IV.
  • <S3> Museum Record Card: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, card Lakenheath R General.
  • <S4> (No record type): Manning, W.H.. Manning W H, `Ironwork hoards in IA & Rom Britain', Brittania, 3, 1972, 236.

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Record last edited

May 21 2020 8:47AM

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