LEIC-73A7BF: Anglo-Saxon brooch

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Unique ID: LEIC-73A7BF

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An incomplete Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) copper-alloy  cloisonné enamelled brooch, dating to AD 970 - 1100. Weetch type 20b. The pin, catchplate and much of the outer rim are missing. The front is decorated with a seven point star which is made up of yellow enamel cells for the points; the centre of the star is a circle of blue and red enamel, with a equal-armed cross in dark blue superimposed upon it. The background is dark blue/dark green. The enamel cells are separated by strips of copper alloy, a technique known as cloisonné. The enamel design fills the face of a raised disc. Traces of gilding remain on the rim and are visible on the rear of the brooch. The underside is undecorated, but two slightly raised sections are visible where the catchplate and lug would have been positioned. 
Diameter: 20 mm
Weight: TBC 

This brooch is very similar to five pointed star examples such as SWYOR-4FC976.

Class: cloisonné
Sub class: Weetch Type 20b

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Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Saxon style
Date from: Circa AD 970
Date to: Circa AD 1100

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Diameter: 20 mm

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Enamel
Completeness: Incomplete
Surface Treatment: Gilded

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: South Kesteven (District)
Parish or ward: Woolsthorpe By Belvoir (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK8334
Four figure Latitude: 52.89704715
Four figure longitude: -0.76761986
1:25K map: SK8334
1:10K map: SK83SW
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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