Unique ID: SF-97F312

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated

Disc-brooch of Anglo-Scandinavian kind, cast with a pattern showing four curling strands issuing from a central, voided cross, and each forming an asymmetrical knot around itself. This type of brooch was developed as a hybrid based upon higher-quality productions like a pendant from Kalmergarden, Store Fuglede, Denmark, and adapted to the English disc-brooch format. The reverse of the disc shows lug attachments for pin and catchplate.See also SF-982CA6 for related find.

Class: disc
Sub class: Anglo-Scandinavian

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Circa AD 900
Date to: Circa AD 1100

Dimensions and weight

Thickness: 1 mm
Weight: 6.17 g
Diameter: 28 mm
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st January 2004

Personal details

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Identified by: Dr Tom Plunkett - [view all attributed records]

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Manufacture method: Cast [scope notes | view all attributed records]

A resized image of Viking-age brooch

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Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern
County: Suffolk
District: Mid Suffolk
To be known as: Braiseworth

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector [scope notes]
General landuse: Cultivated land[scope notes]
Specific landuse: Character undetermined[scope notes]

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Created: Tuesday 30th March 2004
Updated: Thursday 24th February 2011

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