CAM-653081: Early medieval small long brooch

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BROOCH

Unique ID: CAM-653081

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A cast copper alloy small long brooch dating to the late fifth or sixth centuries AD. The head plate is sub rectangular with rounded edges and semi-circular cut outs. It is decorated with a marginal row of crescental stamps and possesses two circular perforations. The head plate extends to a slightly arched D sectioned bow. The leg originates in a narrow, undecorated field and extends to two panels of moulding with horizontal notches; the leg flattens and flairs to form a crescentic foot. On the underside of the head plate is a semi-circular lug with circular perforation to hold the pin in place. The catchplate is damaged but trapezoidal in shape and is positioned just below the bow. The brooch measures 52mm in length, the head plate has a width of 21mm whereas the foot has a width of 14mm. The brooch has a dark grey patina with patches of green corrosion. There appear to be patches of tinning on the head plate.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Post AD 450
Date to: Ante AD 550

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 52 mm
Width: 21 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st August 2005

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Philippa Walton
Identified by: Dr Philippa Walton

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: South Cambridgeshire (District)
Parish or ward: Barton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL4057
Four figure Latitude: 52.193471
Four figure longitude: 0.046785
1:25K map: TL4057
1:10K map: TL45NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fieldwalking
General landuse: Other
Specific landuse: Other

References cited

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Audit data

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

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