LEIC-5CDB65: medieval silver gilt brooch

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Unique ID: LEIC-5CDB65

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Late Medieval gold plated brooch, 26mm long, 20mm wide and 3mm thick. The object is in fair condition with a golden patina and weighs 3.32grams.

A medieval brooch in the shape of a heart. The front has cavities to take enamel, divided by beaded chevrons on each side and a beaded panel at the bottom that serves as a pin-rest. The brooch-pin is intact and is held in place by a concealed rod. At the base of the heart is a suspension loop, probably for the attachment of a chain. The reverse is decorated with an inscription separated by foliate motifs. The inscription reads in French: SANS NUL MAL (Without any ill) The brooch is silver-gilt and dates from the fifteenth century.

Curators report J P Robinson

Subsequent actions

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

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2009T550


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1400
Date to: AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 26 mm
Width: 20 mm
Thickness: 3 mm
Weight: 3.32 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 27th September 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Wendy Scott
Identified by: Ms Wendy Scott

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2009T550

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Gold
Manufacture method: Cast

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: North West Leicestershire (District)
Parish or ward: Isley cum Langley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK4323
Four figure Latitude: 52.802849
Four figure longitude: -1.363623
1:25K map: SK4323
1:10K map: SK42SW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LEIC
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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