NLM-288E96: Brooch from Winteringham

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Unique ID: NLM-288E96

Object type certainty: Certain
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Gold; finder’s analysis suggests 22 carat.

Brooch. Frame of a brooch of oval or rhomboid form. A thin cast moulded front of curvilinear floral design inhalf relief is attached to a flat back-plate, so the body of the brooch is actually hollow. Front and back are crimped together to provide a setting for an oval stone (now lost). The field of the display face has a slightly rough or stippled surface, so as to emphasise the decorative detail which it surrounds. A long strand of gold wires was wound about the central setting, and at least seven wires each terminating in a small pellet were equipped with four sheet metal pellets apiece. The effect would have been to present a wreath of flowers standing proud of a floral backdrop; two of these flowers retain their petals. On the reverse, at the top of the brooch a pair of rolled lugs held a swivelling pin (now lost); this engaged a wire loop on the opposite or lower side. Though an imaginatively crafted piece, the quality of workmanship is modest. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1690-1790.

Length: 28.13mm, Width: 24.34mm, Thickness of brooch: 6.97mm, Thickness of sheet: 0.35mm, Weight: 3.65gms.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2010 T283


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1690
Date to: Circa AD 1790

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 28.13 mm
Width: 24.34 mm
Thickness: 0.35 mm
Weight: 3.65 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 18th October 2009

Personal details

Recorded by: Mr Martin Foreman
Identified by: Mr Martin Foreman

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM14387
Treasure case number: 2010 T283

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Manufacture method: Cast
Decoration style: Floral
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Lincolnshire (Unitary Authority)
District: North Lincolnshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Winteringham

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Recording Institution: NLM
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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