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BROOCH

Unique ID: PAS-406F36

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A medieval, circular brooch the ring of which is formed of four crudely fashioned animal or dragon heads. Two of the animals grip with their mouths the loop for the pin attachment while the other two grip the grooved recess for the pin-rest in the same manner. The pin is lost. The bodies of the animals are conjoined by two centrally placed garnets.

Notes:

BM treasure case: 2002 T49

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Moyse’s Hall Museum, Bury St Edmunds hopes to acquire.
Subsequent action after recording:

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Diameter: 15 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 16th September 2001

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Identified by: Mr James Robinson

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Secondary material: Garnet
Decoration method: Multiple
Decoration style: Zoomorphic

Surface Treatment: Gilded

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Moyse’s Hall Museum, Bury St Edmunds hopes to acquire.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PAS
Created: Tuesday 15th July 2003
Updated: Thursday 24th February 2011

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