NMS-463627: Middle-Late Early Medieval Disc Brooch

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BROOCH

Unique ID: NMS-463627

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A Middle-Late Saxon copper alloy disc brooch, worn and slightly bent, of the backward-looking animal type. There is a small irregular hole between the head and tail, a pelleted border, and the catch-plate and broken lug for the pin survive on the reverse. It may be compared with West (1998), fig. 46.2 and perhaps dates from as early as the 9th century, although there is also an example from a tenth-century context at Coppergate, York.

Notes:

Included in Weetch 2013 as catalogue no. 15.

Class: back turned animal
Sub class: Weetch type 1.A

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Saxon style
Date from: Circa AD 800
Date to: Circa AD 1000

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st December 2000 - Wednesday 31st January 2001

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Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 9332

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: South Norfolk (District)
To be known as: Colney

Spatial coordinates


Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
West, S.E. 1998 A Corpus of Anglo-Saxon material from Suffolk Ipswich Suffolk County Council fig. 46.2

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Recording Institution: NMS
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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