SF5710: Early-medieval openwork brooch

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BROOCH

Unique ID: SF5710

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Fragment of very large copper-alloy openwork disc brooch. Originally c. 60-65 mm in diameter, a little over a quarter survives. Around the outside is a border of worn stamps which were probably originally a dot between two oblique lines or a dot in triangle. The cut-outs were originally around a swastika pattern; only the right-angled end of one arm survives. On the reverse of this arm is a catchplate. One break is extremely fresh, and the others are very slightly worn. A similar, but smaller, example is shown in Mac Gregor and Bolick (1993) no. 5.1.

Class: openwork disc

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Saxon
Date from: Circa AD 410
Date to: Circa AD 600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 47 mm
Width: 23 mm
Weight: 7.82 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st April 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

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SF
Created: 17 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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