SF-D855A4: Early medieval disc brooch

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BROOCH

Unique ID: SF-D855A4

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A copper-alloy Viking age disc brooch with Borre-style decoration, measuring 29.72mm in diameter this brooch is decorated with a relief pattern with a raised central lozenge with a sunken circle in the middle. The corners of the lozenge are expanded to form double stranded interlace in the form of loose knots, each double strand ending with a rounded terminal. On the reverse there is a transverse pin bar lug with the corroded iron remains of a pin and a complete catchplate. This is most likely to be a 10th century English variant of a Scandinavian brooch type, it is a fusion of interlace style ultimately derived from Scandinavia combined with the Anglo-Saxon flat disc brooch shape. Similar examples are known from elsewhere in Suffolk from Freckenham (see SF-5708), Glemsford (see SF-9203) and Little Wilbraham, cAMBS, (SF-B20403).

Class: East Anglian series

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Scandinavian
Date from: Circa AD 900
Date to: Circa AD 1000

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 12.29 g
Diameter: 29.72 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st June 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Faye Minter
Identified by: Miss Faye Minter

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: St. Edmundsbury (District)
To be known as: Near Bury St Edmunds

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From a paper map
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

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Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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