DUR-876052: DUR-876052

Rights Holder: Durham County Council
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Unique ID: DUR-876052

Object type certainty: Certain
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A medieval silver-gilt annular brooch. The frame, cut from flat metal, engraved with four heraldic shields placed equidistantly, with a series of crosses between each shield. The pin survives, looped around a constriction, although the end is broken off. Non-destructive X-ray fluorescence analysis of the surface of the mercury gilt brooch indicated a silver content of approximately 96%.

Class: Annular

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Submitted for consideration as Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2010T553


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.47 mm
Weight: 2.9 g
Diameter: 20.12 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 8th September 2010

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Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2010T553

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: North East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County Durham (Unitary Authority)
District: County Durham (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Durham Area

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 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: DUR
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 11 years ago

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