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NMS-89A7A7: Early Medieval brooch

Rights Holder: Norfolk County Council
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Unique ID: NMS-89A7A7

Object type certainty: Certain
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Incomplete heavily worn and corroded copper alloy Scandinavian-style disc brooch. Sub-circular with domed front and concave reverse. Only a slight vestige of an irresolvable design remains on the front face, a dark brown to green patina having be stripped from the surface during its time in the ground. The reverse has a single transverse pin fixing lug broken across its central circular hole, with a single longitudinal catchplate lug diametrically opposite. The pin itself is missing. The domed shape and pin arrangement are more characteristic of an Anglo Scandinavian/Scandinavian brooch form, probably Borre style. Circa AD900-1000. 

Class: Disc

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Subperiod to: Late
Date from: Circa AD 900
Date to: Circa AD 1000

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.5 mm
Weight: 4.9 g
Diameter: 22.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 17th February 2019 - Sunday 17th February 2019

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Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 56930
Other reference: INDPH10122020HG

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: South Norfolk (District)
Parish or ward: Long Stratton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TM2093
Four figure Latitude: 52.49052358
Four figure longitude: 1.23909079
1:25K map: TM2093
1:10K map: TM29SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Recording Institution: NMS
Created: 7 months ago
Updated: About one month ago

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