LANCUM-8E2BB6: Early-Medieval cast copper alloy disc brooch.

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Unique ID: LANCUM-8E2BB6

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete cast copper alloy disc brooch of Early Anglo-Saxon date, AD 450 - AD 550. The rear of the brooch is flat and undecorated, and has a broken double perforated lug to take a pin (the pin is missing) and a long incomplete catchplate. A deposit of iron corrosion at one side of the lug is the remains of the iron spring and axis bar. The double lug is 4mm in length and the catch-plate 10mm in length. There are faint traces of incising and possibly of tinning. The brooch is 37mm in diameter, 2mm thick and weighs 18.19g.


A findspot in Cumbria is very unusual for an early Anglo-Saxon brooch.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: Regional importance

Class: disc

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Subperiod to: Early
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Saxon
Date from: Circa AD 450
Date to: Circa AD 550

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2 mm
Weight: 18.19 g
Diameter: 37 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st April 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Stuart Noon
Identified by: Mr Stuart Noon

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete
Surface Treatment: White metal coated

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cumbria (County)
District: South Lakeland (District)
To be known as: ARNSIDE

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Coastland
Specific landuse: Inter-tidal

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LANCUM
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 6 months ago

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