NMS-BC1122: Early Early Medieval Equal-Armed Brooch

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Unique ID: NMS-BC1122

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

One arm and part of the bow of an Anglian equal-armed brooch. This comprises a sub-triangular arm decorated with lines of annulet punchmarks along its base and sides, and with an iron-stained catchplate (with the flap missing) on the reverse. The flat-sectioned bow is more than half extant. The break across the bow and most of the scuffing on the sides of the arm are recent. An East Anglian type (Hines 1984, 253-9; Hills et al. 1984, fig. 101 nos. 1 and 2; MacGregor and Bolick 1993 nos.18.2 and 3). The fragment is 25mm wide. The brooch is early Anglo-Saxon and dates from the mid to late 5th century.

Class: Equal-armed

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Saxon
Date from: Circa AD 425
Date to: Circa AD 500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Width: 25 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st July 2010 - Tuesday 31st August 2010

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Emma Whitcombe
Identified by: Dr Andrew Rogerson

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 28498

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NMS
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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