LEIC-604DE5: early Medieval copper alloy borre brooch

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Unique ID: LEIC-604DE5

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Early Medieval (Anglo-Scandinavian) copper alloy disc brooch, 18mm long, 15mm wide and 2mm thick. The object is in poor condition with a reddish patina and weighs 5.59grams. The brooch, which would have been circular in form, is missing nearly all of its orginal surface and is badly worn. It clearly shows its Borre knot design of a central circular depression surrounded by a concaved sided lozenge motif, which has from each corner double strand interlace emerging in a knotted formation. The reverse of the brooch contains a turned catchplate aligned with the edge of the brooch and opposite this on the same alignment are the remains of a lug, now just visible as two small projections.

The brooch is of the East Anglian Series Type I , Kershaw, J. F, 2013.

Class: East Anglian series
Sub class: Type I

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Subperiod to: Late
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Scandinavian
Date from: AD 900
Date to: Exactly AD 1000

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 18 mm
Width: 15 mm
Thickness: 2 mm
Weight: 5.59 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 8th 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: Eaton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK7726
Four figure Latitude: 52.82603797
Four figure longitude: -0.8586798
1:25K map: SK7726
1:10K map: SK72NE
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: 3 months ago

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