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Unique ID: SF6616

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Fragment of head from a small-long brooch, made of thin copper alloy. Part of the headplate survives, with a straight upper edge; all other edges are broken and there is no surviving decoration. Projecting from the upper edge is a large mushroom-shaped flat "knob", 13 mm wide. Two rectangular cut-outs form a narrowed waist, across which is a double groove. The rest of the "knob" is semi-circular, and the curved edge has a border of six to seven worn double-crescent stamps. On the reverse is a pin bar lug blocked with iron corrosion. The break down one side is very fresh; the break down the other, and across the bottom, is a little worn. Apart from the pin bar lug, the maximum thickness of the brooch is 0.8 mm. Early Anglo-Saxon, fifth or sixth century AD.

Class: small long

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 21.5 mm
Width: 13 mm
Thickness: 6 mm
Weight: 1.73 g

Discovery dates

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

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Helen Geake
Identified by: Dr Helen Geake

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Finder's number 2910

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Mid Suffolk (District)

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SF
Created: 17 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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