YORYM-E48994: Silver Medieval gilt heart shaped brooch fragment

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Unique ID: YORYM-E48994

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

TREASURE CASE : 2006 T103 A fragment of a medieval silver-gilt heart-shaped brooch, of D-shaped section, decorated with ridges to give the impression of a cabled frame. The back of the brooch bears the partial black-letter inscription '..re cuer et vie' ('...heart and life'). Part of the constriction for the pin survives. The brooch dates to the 15th century. Max length: 28mm. The find therefore qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996 in terms of both age and precious metal content and can go forward to inquest.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder after being disclaimed as Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2006T103


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1400
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 28 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st December 2005

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths
Identified by: Ms Beverley Nenk

Other reference numbers

Other reference: TREASURE CASE : 2006 T103
Treasure case number: 2006T103

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Harrogate (District)
To be known as: Kirk Deighton

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
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: YORYM
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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