NLM5638: Brooch.
5638

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BROOCH

Unique ID: NLM5638

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Viking Bird brooch, very worn but still traces of niello inlay.

This type of brooch is found in Denmark and England and dates to the 11th century (Pedersen 1999). For similar examples, see NLM4341 and NMS-E7F720; different, unconventional examples are BERK-CEBC67 and SF-AD5FA7.

Notes:

Checked following Sophie Catley. Drawing ref. added.

Included in Kershaw 2010 as catalogue no. 498.

Class: bird
Sub class: Weetch type 30.A

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Scandinavian
Date from: AD 1000
Date to: AD 1100

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 35.3 mm
Width: 52.9 mm
Thickness: 2.1 mm
Weight: 12.21 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Marina Elwes

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM2858

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast

Surface Treatment: Inlaid with niello

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: West Lindsey (District)
To be known as: LINCOLNSHIRE CAISTOR

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: NLM
Created: 17 years ago
Updated: 2 months ago

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