LEIC-A3B9F2: Medieval gold annular brooch

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Unique ID: LEIC-A3B9F2

Object type certainty: Certain
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Medieval gold annular brooch, 21.5mm in diameter and 1 mm thick. The object is in fair condition and weighs 2.64grams. The brooch is circular in form and rectangular in section with a slight concavity. It has been bent out of shape at some point and has small creases on part of its surface. The object has a small recess which holds a semi-circular pin bar. The upper surface of the brooch is inscribed AVE: MARIA GRATIA in Lombardic scrpit and has a narrow incised border on its inner edge.


The closest example to this is a treasure case from Milton Keynes found in 2006 (2006 T529-TAR05/06 no 322).

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Daventry Museum
Subsequent action after recording: Acquired by museum after being declared Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2009T139


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1200
Date to: AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1 mm
Weight: 2.64 g
Diameter: 21.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 8th March 2009

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Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2009T139

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northamptonshire (County)
District: Daventry (District)
Parish or ward: Ashby St. Ledgers (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP5768
Four figure Latitude: 52.307166
Four figure longitude: -1.165413
1:25K map: SP5768
1:10K map: SP56NE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Daventry Museum

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LEIC
Created: 13 years ago
Updated: 11 years ago

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