DENO-9E3A35: Early Medieval cruciform brooch fragment

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Unique ID: DENO-9E3A35

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Early Anglo-Saxon cast copper-alloy cruciform brooch fragment, 5th or 6th century. Part of the horse-head terminal from the foot survives, with four transverse mouldings at the top of the terminal. The horse's head has prominent pellet eyes; the nose is damaged, but the nostrils are separated and scrolled. The lower part of the catchplate survives on the reverse. Orange-brown patina. Length 39.4mm, width 14.8mm, thickness just below catchplate 5.1mm, weight 8.72g.

See MacGregor and Bolick 1993 ('Summary catalogue of the Anglo-Saxon Collections), Oxford) p.99-100 no.s 12.11 & .12, p.107 no.12.31, nos. for examples of brooches with similar decoration.

Class: cruciform


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Saxon
Date from: Circa AD 450
Date to: Circa AD 600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 39.4 mm
Width: 14.8 mm
Thickness: 5.1 mm
Weight: 8.72 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st November 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Rachel Atherton
Identified by: Ms Rachel Atherton

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Derby E6847

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Nottinghamshire (County)
District: Newark and Sherwood (District)
To be known as: Langford

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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Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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