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SUR-20B681: Early medieval: Disc brooch

Rights Holder: Surrey County Council
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Unique ID: SUR-20B681

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An early Saxon disc brooch with a central aperture. The brooch, which dates to the 5th or 6th century, has three inscribed circles and four punched pits in the centre. There are the remains of a hinge and catchplate on the back. No traces of a white metal surface coating survive.

Class: disc


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 6.12 g
Diameter: 33 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st October 2009

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: 09.1300

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Surrey (County)
District: Elmbridge (District)
Parish or ward: Cobham and Downside (District Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ1059
Four figure Latitude: 51.319482
Four figure longitude: -0.422893
1:25K map: TQ1059
1:10K map: TQ15NW
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

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUR
Created: 12 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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