NMS-018931: Early Saxon small-long brooch

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Unique ID: NMS-018931

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Incomplete Early Saxon small-long brooch of Leeds’ square-headed (panelled) type in two pieces, recent break across lower bow. The footplate terminal is missing, recent break. One lower corner of the headplate is buckled (in antiquity). The square panel occupies only the middle and lower parts of the headplate. The flat D-section bow has rectangular panels forming facets at top and base, both decorated with two transverse grooves and very narrow side notches. The footplate begins with two pairs of transverse grooves and a pair of side notches, continues as a trapezoidal panel, plain apart from side chamfers, and ends at a break below half-round moulding consisting of three transverse ribs with median grooves. On the reverse a single pin lug and catchplate with small perforation, probably a casting flaw, and remains of the iron pin within the flap. Length 61mm. Width of headplate 30mm.

Class: small-long

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Ascribed Culture:
Date from: AD 400
Date to: AD 570

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 61 mm
Width: 30 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st January 2006

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Ellen Bales
Identified by: Dr Andrew Rogerson

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Iron
Manufacture method: Cast

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: King's Lynn and West Norfolk (District)
To be known as: Grimston

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

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

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