LEIC-679795: early Medieval copper alloy cruciform brooch fragment

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Unique ID: LEIC-679795

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Early Medieval copper alloy cruciform brooch fragment, 50mm long, 44mm wide and 10mm thick. The brooch is in fair condition with a brownish patina and weighs 19.54g. The object has been well made but is suffering from various forms of corrosion.

It consists of a central headplate which has a large central panel, with a thin recessed panel at each side. Attached to this are three integrally cast half-round knobs; each is identical, with a base and waist below the hemispherical dome. They are distinctly rounded, not elongated as many knobs are.

A short stub of the bow is present, which has snapped off at a diagonal break; above the break is a hint of a rectangular-section area above a faceted centre. There is no decoration present on the brooch apart from this decorative step at the start of the bow. The reverse contains two semi-circular lugs, 8mm high, which contain an iron pin which is heavily corroded. A close inspection of this corrosion failed to identify any fabric impressions.

Class: cruciform

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Subperiod to: Early
Date from: Circa AD 450
Date to: Circa AD 550

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 50 mm
Width: 44 mm
Thickness: 10 mm
Weight: 19.54 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 10th September 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Wendy Scott
Identified by: Wendy Scott

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: Charnwood (District)
Parish or ward: Wymeswold (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK5924
Four figure Latitude: 52.810328
Four figure longitude: -1.126141
1:25K map: SK5924
1:10K map: SK52SE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LEIC
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: About one month ago

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