NLM-C670F3: Cruciform Brooch fragment from Ashby cum Fenby

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Unique ID: NLM-C670F3

Object type certainty: Certain
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Copper alloy

Brooch. Cast fragment from a small cruciform brooch, with an integral lightly moulded half-round top or side knob with a drilled hole of diameter 2.6mm, a sub-rectangular head-plate with a prominent lug on the reverse; the latter is coated with ferrous corrosion, indicating it held an iron pin (now lost). It is uncertain whether the remaining knob was matched by another. The spread of ferrous corrosion on the back of the brooch may indicate it remained as an assembled piece when this accumulated. The casting of knob and plate together may indicate imitation of or derivation from more expensive forms with separate components. Suggested date: Early Medieval, 500-600.

Length: 33.37mm, Width: 20.21mm, Thickness (clear of lug): 3.89mm, Weight: 5.99gms.

Class: Cruciform

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 500
Date to: Circa AD 600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 33.37 mm
Width: 20.21 mm
Thickness: 3.89 mm
Weight: 5.99 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st May 2010

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM15473

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
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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Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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