SF4858: Early-medieval small-long brooch

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BROOCH

Unique ID: SF4858

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Part of head and bow of copper-alloy small-long brooch. The headplate is now sub-rectangular with rounded corners, but the edges are worn and may not be original. There appears to be no surviving decoration. On the reverse is a pin bar lug with corrosion from the iron pin bar and spring. To either side of the lug, the headplate has been bent causing stress and cracking to the metal; both corners on one side have consequently broken off (recent break). The headplate tapers into the bow, which is flat at the top with two transverse grooves. Below, the edges are bevelled and the bow is very corroded and worn. Just above the lower break, the bow has another flat panel with two transverse grooves, but the bow is not symmetrical, the width at the upper grooves being 12 mm and the width at the lower pair only 7 mm. The reverse of the bow is flat. The break in the bow is also fairly recent.

Class: small long

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Ascribed Culture:
Date from: AD 410
Date to: AD 600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 28 mm
Width: 18 mm
Weight: 4.61 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st September 2000

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Helen Geake
Identified by: Dr Helen Geake

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Mid Suffolk (District)
To be known as: SUFFOLK WICKHAM SKEITH

Spatial coordinates


Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Created: 18 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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