NMS-C5EBB3: Early Medieveal Brooch

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Unique ID: NMS-C5EBB3

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Gilt copper alloy Continental radiate-headed brooch, sub-triangular/semi-circular head with chip-carved eye motifs within border, three circular integral knobs project from outside edge each with a tiny stamped annulet. The shallow arched bow has a tiny knurled rib between flanking grooves. There are seven angular transverse ribs above the flat expanded sub-oval terminal which is decorated with a tiny central stamped annulet within a bordering line of multiple annulets. Pierced lug within corroded remains of iron pin and catch-plate on reverse. 20 x 39mm. Cf. a closely related early variant type of Frankish radiate-headed brooch from Krefeld, Germany, illustrated in MacGregor (1997) no.35.1, belonging to the 6th century.

Class: Continental radiate-headed brooch

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Subperiod to: Early
Ascribed Culture: Frankish
Date from: Circa AD 500
Date to: Circa AD 600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 39 mm
Width: 20 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st January 2010 - Sunday 28th February 2010

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Mary Chester-Kadwell
Identified by: Mr Steven Ashley

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 53857

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: Scole

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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