SF5350: Early-medieval small-long brooch fragment

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Unique ID: SF5350

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Foot from a copper-alloy small-long brooch. Only the terminal survives, with an unworn break at the top. At the break, the fragment is 8.5 mm wide with a low D-shaped section, decorated with transverse grooves; one narrow, two wide and a second narrow. There is some wear in the centre of this area. Below, the foot is flatter and pelta-shaped (like a crescent with a central mushroom-like stalk) with bevelled edges around the upper curves; the lower curve has a border of punched crescents. Flat reverse. The patina is grey and quite shiny; perhaps the remains of a white-metal coating or surface enrichment. Early Anglo-Saxon, 5th or 6th century AD.

Class: small long


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Ascribed Culture:
Date from: AD 410
Date to: AD 600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 24 mm
Width: 27 mm
Weight: 5.66 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)

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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