LEIC-8DE495: 8DE495  Medieval annular brooch

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BROOCH

Unique ID: LEIC-8DE495

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Incomplete medieval copper-alloy annular brooch, 35mm in diameter and 3mm thick. The object is in a fair condition with a brownish patina and weighs 4.95g. The frame is circular, flat on both sides, and 7mm wide. The upper surface is decorated with a narrow incised groove around either edge, forming a border which contains an inscription in well-spaced black-letter script. The brooch is missing about one third of its circumference, as well as its pin and any pin hole or constriction, although a small projection at the end of the inscription (after 'rex') may be the remains of a constriction.

The inscription has been read by Malcom Jones, and reads [ihesus] naza * ren * rex (Jesus of Nazareth King). The stars between the letters are four-pointed diagonal crosses with wavy arms. The style of the lettering indicates a late 14th- or 15th-century date.

Class: annular
Inscription: ... naza * ren * rex...

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1350
Date to: AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Width: 7 mm
Thickness: 3 mm
Weight: 4.95 g
Diameter: 35 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st November 2005

Personal details

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Recorded by: Wendy Scott
Identified by: Wendy Scott
Secondary identifier: Dr Malcolm Jones

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Warwickshire (County)
District: North Warwickshire (District)
Parish or ward: Fillongley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP2878
Four figure Latitude: 52.399304
Four figure longitude: -1.589902
1:25K map: SP2878
1:10K map: SP27NE
Grid reference source: Centred on village (which isn't a parish)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LEIC
Created: Wednesday 2nd November 2005
Updated: Friday 21st October 2016

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