LON-FEA9E2: A Post Medieval copper alloy frame brooch (16th century).

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Unique ID: LON-FEA9E2

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A Post Medieval copper alloy frame brooch (16th century). The frame is decoratively moulded to form a pointed oval with the point curved round. At the top is a patriotic rose or possibly a flaming sacred heart with the point projecting inside the frame perhaps turning the pointed oval frame into a heart-shape. The entire front surface of the frame has been cast with moulded decoration continuing in the same style as the rose/heart at the top, there are also pellets arranged equidistantly along the mid line of the frame. A perforation for the pin is located on the upper left side. The original pin is missing and a piece of blunt wire has been wrapped through the hole to replace the pin. Dimensions: length: 33.85mm; width: 24.07mm; thickness: 3.49mm; weight: 5.00g. Identification by Geoff Egan, PAS Finds Advisor Medieval and Post Medieval Artefacts and Jackie Keily, Curator, Museum of London.

Evidence of reuse: Replacement pin

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Returned to finder.


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Date from: AD 1500
Date to: AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 33.85 mm
Width: 24.07 mm
Thickness: 3.49 mm
Weight: 5 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st August 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Kate Sumnall
Identified by: Mr Geoff Egan
Secondary identifier: Ms Jackie Keily

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: London (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority)
District: City and County of the City of London (London Borough)
To be known as: City of London

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst searching the Thames foreshore.
Current location: Returned to finder.
General landuse: Open fresh water
Specific landuse: Running water

References cited

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Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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