17th century silver bodkin

Photo: Suffolk County Council
Object type: Ampulla
Period: Anglo-Saxon
Primary material: Bronze
Date found: 01/09/2021
Location: Winston, Suffolk


Part of a 17th century silver bodkin. These types of pin were used in the first half of the seventeenth century in the Low Countries as head-dress ornaments. They are particularly found in East Anglia due to the Dutch trade and immigration there. It is going through the treasure process.