SF7253: Brooch

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Unique ID: SF7253

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Fragment of foot from a small-long brooch. At the old and worn break it is just 6 mm wide, and flat and undecorated with a worn catchplate on the reverse. At the bottom of the catchplate, the front has a raised square panel with a transverse groove across the centre. Below this the foot is again flat, and curves outwards to form a flared terminal. The sides have concave curves decorated with punched circles; the base has a convex curve 19 mm wide, and the edge is perhaps a little fragmentary with no decoration surviving. Early Anglo-Saxon, fifth or sixth century.

Class: small long


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Ascribed Culture:
Date from: AD 410
Date to: AD 600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 29 mm
Width: 19 mm
Weight: 3.56 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st September 2001

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Helen Geake
Identified by: Dr Helen Geake

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Suffolk Coastal (District)

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Recording Institution: SF
Created: Monday 29th October 2001
Updated: Thursday 24th February 2011

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