NMS-0E5046: Medieval Brooch

Rights Holder: Norfolk County Council
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Unique ID: NMS-0E5046

Object type certainty: Certain
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Lead alloy disc brooch with an incomplete integral pin on reverse. Within a circular border of ring-and-dot in low relief there lies a bearded long-haired bust, which is the image of Jesus that appeared on a cloth used by St Veronica to wipe His face on His way to Calvary. Some details are obscured by concreted adherent soil. Such brooches were known as vernicles or veronicas. The brooch diameter is 21 mm and it dates to the 14th - 15th century.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1300
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Diameter: 21 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st February 2011 - Thursday 31st March 2011

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Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 51275

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: Breckland (District)
To be known as: Snetterton

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NMS
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 9 years ago

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