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Unique ID: NMS-769856

Object type certainty: Certain
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Fragments of three medieval copper alloy framed brooches, all broken at both ends,13th - 14th century:

- circular, about 25% extant, five circular collets (diameter 4mm) including two truncated by breaks, all empty, evenly spaced with short length of narrower frame between them. Diameter c.30mm.

- circular or polygonal, two circular collets (one containing white fixative) with three drilled holes between them including one, which has pierced the metal, on a sub-triangular external projection. One break cuts across another drilled hole and the springing of another projection. Diameter or width uncertain.

- probably circular but badly distorted, four small ovoid (5 x 2mm) collets set transversely alternate with four pairs of very small (c.1mm diameter) circular collets, one of which contains blue possible glass. Diameter very approximately 30mm. One break cuts across a pin constriction.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 3

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st April 2021 - Friday 1st October 2021

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Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 55367
Other reference: SBJB102021

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Glass
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: King's Lynn and West Norfolk (District)
Parish or ward: East Walton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF7416
Four figure Latitude: 52.7136812
Four figure longitude: 0.574453
1:25K map: TF7416
1:10K map: TF71NW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Recording Institution: NMS
Created: 6 months ago
Updated: 6 months ago

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