SF4859: Early-medieval small-long brooch

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BROOCH

Unique ID: SF4859

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Foot from a copper-alloy small-long brooch. The break at the base of the bow occurs just above the catchplate, and is fairly recent. The foot begins with a long panel which tapers from 5 mm wide at the break to 4 mm in the centre. Although now very corroded, it appears to have bevelled edges and some transverse decoration. The terminal is flat and flares out to at least 7.5 mm wide; it is relatively uncorroded and is decorated at the top with two pairs of transverse grooves with edge nicks in between. Below this, the edges are bevelled and the corners are missing.

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: 31 mm
Width: 7.5 mm
Weight: 4.1 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

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Created: 18 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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