SF4860: Early-medieval cruciform brooch fragment

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BROOCH

Unique ID: SF4860

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Part of the bow from a large copper-alloy brooch, probably a cruciform. A small stub of head or foot survives at one end, and then the bow begins with a flat panel. Beyond this, the bow is 'facetted' or curved in both planes, with a hollow reverse. Down the centre is a flat area, decorated with two longitudinal grooves; these are largely worn away and only visible as they emerge from the flat panel. The other end of the bow is missing; the break is neither very old nor very new. 20 mm wide.

Class: cruciform

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Ascribed Culture:
Date from: AD 500
Date to: AD 600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 23 mm
Width: 20 mm
Weight: 7.14 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

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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