SF-2AA285: Annular brooch

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Unique ID: SF-2AA285

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Medieval gold annular brooch with animal head terminals, D-shaped in section. It is cast with four animal head terminals, two grip the loop for the pin and the other two grip the falttened section where the pin rests. Each head has two collets for eyes, the settings of which are present in the two gripping the pin loop but missing in the others. The pin is intact and seperately cast. It is triangular in shape and has a decorated ridge where the loop meets the shaft and tapers to a point. The reverse is flat and undecorated.

The brooch is c.1300-1400 in date and is similar to other brooches from the period, for example from Stowmarket, Suffolk (2002 T49) (Treasure Annual Report 2001, p54, no 82).

Class: Annular

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: CIMS
Subsequent action after recording: Donated to a museum

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2011T733


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1300
Date to: Circa AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.04 g
Diameter: 16.26 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 19th October 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Justine Biddle
Identified by: Miss Justine Biddle

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2011T733

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Suffolk Coastal (District)
To be known as: Hollesley

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Building work
Discovery circumstances: Whilst digging drains for house
Current location: CIMS
General landuse: Other
Specific landuse: Garden

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SF
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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