NCL-7E9EE5: Early Medieval Anglo-Scandinavian disc brooch.

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Unique ID: NCL-7E9EE5

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Scandinavian copper alloy disc brooch. The brooch is decorated with an openwork Jellinge-style design of an interlacing animal (see NMS-7446E3 and ESS-4D7A85 for other examples of this style). On the reverse there are the remains of the pin lug and catchplate. The pin is missing. There is also part of the suspension loop which the wearer could have passed a chain through to wear the brooch as a pendant.

Jane Kershaw has identified this as Scandinavian - a Jellinge-style disc brooch, Jansson Type I A1 (Jansson in Arwidsson1984; Kershaw 2009). There is a close parallel from Cambridgeshire, CAM-371E87.

Find of note status

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

Class: Jansson type I A1

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Ascribed Culture: Viking
Date from: Circa AD 865
Date to: Circa AD 1000

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 6.1 mm
Weight: 14.3 g
Diameter: 31.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 11th June 2007

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mrs. Beth McNestrie
Identified by: Dr Robert Collins
Secondary identifier: Dr Jane Kershaw

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Richmondshire (District)
Parish or ward: Dalton-on-Tees (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: NZ2907
Four figure Latitude: 54.457563
Four figure longitude: -1.554188
1:25K map: NZ2907
1:10K map: NZ20NE
Grid reference source: Centred on village (which isn't a parish)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NCL
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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