Monument record LUD 003 - Iron Age or Roman bowl discovered in 1898

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Iron Age or Roman bowl discovered in 1898 (not 1909 as given by the Ordnance Survey)


Grid reference TG 50026 00929 (point)
Map sheet TG50SW


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

A probably Iron Age or Roman bronze bowl, measuring 13 3/8 inches maximum diameter by 6 3/10 inches high, described as cauldron in (S1). The bowl was made from bronze sheet with rivetted repairs. The lip(?) is missing, but five of twenty iron rivets used along `lip' still remained. R.R. Clarke described the discovery thus: "Found in February 1898 (not 1909 as shown on OS maps) while removing peat from the channel (Lound Run) near the waterworks on its W bank. It was lying in mud at a depth of 5-6 feet under a black peat composed of roots of reeds and rushes, moss & ferns. Alders were growing above to form a carr. A firm bottom of clean white sand appeared at 6-7 feet … " (S1).

OS erroneously gives the discovery date as 1909, see for example (S2), (S3) and (S4).

Clarke in a letter in the ONB states that the Bronze Bowl found at the site known as 'Lound Run' was found in February 1898 not 1909. It was deposited in the British Museum but is now in the Ipswich Museum (S5 & S6). Information derived from NRHE to HER prototype website.

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <S1> Article in serial: Clarke, R.R.. 1939. A Bronze Cauldron & Other Antiquities from N-E Suffolk. 1939(3). 219-223, figs 1 & 2..
  • <S2> (No record type): OS, 6 inch map, 4 NW, 1928.
  • <S3> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TG50SW1, 1953.
  • <S4> (No record type): OS, 1:10,000 map, TG 50 SW, 1972.
  • <S5> Index: Ordnance Survey. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Object Name Book Reference. ONB 1923.
  • <S6> Unpublished document: Clarke, R.R.. 1938. Letter from R.R. Clarke to Ordnance Survey, 18 July 1938..

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Record last edited

Nov 11 2020 11:52AM

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