BH-129878: Medieval annular brooch

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BROOCH

Unique ID: BH-129878

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An incomplete cast copper-alloy Medieval annular brooch dating to the period AD 1200-1400. The frame of the brooch is circular in shape and D-shaped in cross-section. A small portion of the frame is narrowed to circular-section where the pin is attached by a loop. The pin loop is D-shaped in cross-section and is divided from the rest of the D-sectioned pin shaft by a single ribbed collar. The rest of the pin shaft is relatively even in width along its length and terminates at an old worn break. The terminal of the pin is missing.

The upper surface of the brooch frame has moulded decoration in the form of raised ribs, though this is very worn. The underside of the frame is flat and undecorated.

The surfaces of the brooch frame and pin have a dark brown patina with occasional light green patination in the recessed areas of the moulding and the narrowed pin bar.

The brooch frame measures 25.1mm diameter and is 2.3mm thick. It weighs 4.20 grams.

Notes:

Recorded remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic with information and images provided by the finder.

Class: annular

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.3 mm
Weight: 4.2 g
Diameter: 25.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st April 2018 - Sunday 1st April 2018

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Decoration style: Linear
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: West Dorset (District)
Parish or ward: Winterborne St. Martin (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SY6388
Four figure Latitude: 50.69046493
Four figure longitude: -2.52516583
1:25K map: SY6388
1:10K map: SY68NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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