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BROOCH

Unique ID: PAS-6753D1

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A gold brooch formed into the shape of an asymmetric heart. Such brooches were used as love tokens during this period and some surviving examples carry inscriptions of amatory intent. This brooch lacks any inscription. A 14th century, asymmetric heart brooch, richly enamelled with flowers, can be found in the British Museum (Af 2701). For a simpler and closer comparison in silver, recently acquired by the British Museum, see Treasure Annual Report 2000, no.140 (Weeting-with-Broomhill, Norfolk).

Notes:

BM treasure case: 2001 T15

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Hull City Museums and Art Galley hopes to acquire.
Subsequent action after recording:

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 23 mm
Width: 19 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st November 2001

Personal details

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

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Skipsea

Spatial coordinates


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: Hull City Museums and Art Galley hopes to acquire.

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PAS
Created: Thursday 17th July 2003
Updated: Thursday 24th February 2011

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