SF5348: Early-medieval small-long brooch fragment

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BROOCH

Unique ID: SF5348

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Headplate from a small-long brooch, with slightly worn break at or just above the start of the bow. The headplate is basically rectangular, 33 mm wide and 24 mm in surviving length, with a U-shaped cut-out in the lower edge either side of the bow and a long thin rectangular cut-out at the upper corners (one now damaged). The sides each have two border grooves but the top edge appears to be undecorated (it may be incomplete). There are six equal-sized circular motifs on the headplate, arranged in two rows of three; the outer ones in the upper row are perforations, and the other four are ring-and-dot motifs. On the reverse is a single pin bar lug, with the remains of an iron bar and spring with perhaps three coils to either side of the lug. Early Anglo-Saxon, 5th or 6th century AD.

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: 24 mm
Width: 31 mm
Weight: 8.1 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st February 2001

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: Forest Heath (District)
To be known as: SUFFOLK FRECKENHAM

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: 17 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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