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Unique ID: NLM753

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

End off foot missing, also no pin, but Fe corrosion. Stamped crescents. Helen Geake writes: The original entry in the classification field for this record was 'Small long brooch'. The attached image, however, is of a probable cruciform brooch with rectangular headplate decorated with punchmarks down either side of a raised central panel and also down the outer vertical edge of the wings. There are three flattish half-round knobs. The bow is substantial and the foot begins with a flat area (with two more punchmarks down either edge?) then two incised transverse lines, then a short length with bevelled edges, then a half-round area with two mouldings each decorated with incised lines. The rest of the foot is missing. This brooch should date to the early Anglo-Saxon period, probably to the sixth century AD. Because of this, the entry in the classification field has been changed to read 'cruciform'.


Checked by MF following Sophie Catley. Dating completed [unamended]; drawing ref. added.

Class: cruciform


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Subperiod to: Early
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Saxon
Date from: AD 500
Date to: AD 600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 63 mm
Width: 38.7 mm
Weight: 20.2 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st December 1990

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Marina Elwes

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLPS880 nlm00880

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Decoration method: Stamped
Decoration style: Geometric

Spatial metadata

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

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: Other
Specific landuse: Unknown

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NLM
Created: 20 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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