CAM-3E8A56: cam-3e8a56-Early-Medieval gilded copper alloy button brooch

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BROOCH

Unique ID: CAM-3E8A56

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Early medieval gilded copper alloy button brooch dating from 450-550 AD. The brooch consists of a small saucer shaped disc of copper alloy with a raised rim. The design on the brooch consists of an anthropomorphic face with pronounced eyebrows, nose and frowning mouth encased within a circular barley-twist outline. The back of the brooch has a catchplate missing the catchplate turnover and a very corroded iron pin that is no longer discernable from corrosion products surrounding it. Diameter: 19.53mm thickness: 1.19mm weight: 6.04g

Class: button

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 450
Date to: Circa AD 550

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.19 mm
Weight: 6.04 g
Diameter: 19.53 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 29th October 2008

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Elizabeth Gill
Identified by: Miss Elizabeth Gill

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete
Surface Treatment: Gilded

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: South Cambridgeshire (District)
Parish or ward: Carlton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL6254
Four figure Latitude: 52.160504
Four figure longitude: 0.366936
1:25K map: TL6254
1:10K map: TL65SW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Recording Institution: CAM
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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