BUC-B93E93: Medieval gold brooch

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Unique ID: BUC-B93E93

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A gold miniature annular brooch, with a slightly convex section, its flat side having an inscription. The frame of the brooch has a notch to stop the pin slipping. The pin has a decorative, rope pattern collar, just before it meets the frame. It is believed that the inscription is a love token and may translate '[to a] loyal friend'.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: Regional importance

Class: Annular
Inscription: AMIE AMEI

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Buckinghamshire County Museum
Subsequent action after recording: Acquired by museum after being declared Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2006T529


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1300

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1 mm
Diameter: 11 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 22nd October 2005

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Ros Tyrrell
Identified by: Mr James Robinson
Secondary identifier: Ms Ros Tyrrell

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2006T529
Museum accession number: AYBCM 2008.113.1

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Milton Keynes (Unitary Authority)
District: Milton Keynes (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: North Crawley area

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Buckinghamshire County Museum

References cited

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Audit data

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Created: 12 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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