LEIC-5C1F57: Anglo-saxon copper alloy cruciform brooch fragment

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Unique ID: LEIC-5C1F57

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Early Medieval copper alloy cruciform brooch fragment, 68.4mm long, 50.4mm wide and 18.7mm thick (at bow) weight unknown. The brooch is good condition and has a good green patina. The brooch consists of a rectangular shaped head plate with two trapezoidal side plates, all plain. There are two integral semi circular(?) knops. The small bow has a triangular section with a visible ridge down its centre. Below this is a small section of rectangular bow which has two sub rectangular lappets, with central rounded protrusions, attached. At this point the brooch has snapped, probably due to plough damage. The reverse has traces of iron, probably from a pin (not shown). Recorded from Photograph.

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: 68.4 mm
Width: 50.4 mm
Thickness: 18.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 15th October 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Wendy Scott
Identified by: Wendy Scott

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: Melton (District)
Parish or ward: Hoby with Rotherby (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK6716
Four figure Latitude: 52.73749
Four figure longitude: -1.009108
1:25K map: SK6716
1:10K map: SK61NE
Grid reference source: From finder
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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