KENT-F96463: KENT-F96463.  Knob from cruciform brooch, front.

Rights Holder: The Portable Antiquities Scheme
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Rights Holder: Kent County Council and Dominic Andrews
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Unique ID: KENT-F96463

Object type certainty: Certain
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Detached copper alloy knob from a cruciform brooch. The knob is hollow-backed with a perforation at each end to recieve the pin bar. A sub-rectangular plate projects from one end; this would have sat over the front of the brooch headplate. Mid to late 5th century AD.

Class: Cruciform

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Date from: Circa AD 430
Date to: Circa AD 500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 25.05 mm
Width: 11.41 mm
Thickness: 8.85 mm
Weight: 4.3 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st October 2005

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Andrew Richardson
Identified by: Dr Andrew Richardson

Other reference numbers

Other reference: KASBP 198

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Dover (District)
To be known as: EAST KENT

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: KENT
Created: 13 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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