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Unique ID: PAS-3BBB37

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

The brooch is miniature in type and is decorated with a series of engraved chevrons which may once have been nielloed. Niello is a black inlay composed of sulphides of silver and copper which was used in the Middle Ages to distinguish incised decoration on silver and gold.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Oxfordshire Museums Service hopes to acquire this find.
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Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Diameter: 12 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st September 2001

Personal details

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Identified by: Mr James Robinson

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Secondary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Multiple
Decoration method: Engraved
Decoration style: Geometric

Surface Treatment: Inlaid with niello

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: South Oxfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Brightwell Baldwin (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU6594
Four figure Latitude: 51.64105527
Four figure longitude: -1.06208517
1:25K map: SU6594
1:10K map: SU69SE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Chance find during metal detecting
Current location: Oxfordshire Museums Service hopes to acquire this find.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PAS
Created: 15 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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