NCL-882DE8: Early Medieval annular brooch of Anglo-Saxon tradition

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Unique ID: NCL-882DE8

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A cast copper-alloy incomplete annular brooch of Anglo-Saxon tradition, dating to the 6th century.

The brooch is incomplete, with approximately 50% of the brooch remaining in two adjoining fragments. The band is a flat ring of rectangular section and 10.07mm in breadth and 2.66mm in thickness.The upper face of the band is decorated with an inner and outer circle of punched rings/annulets. One section of these are interupted by eight incised lines across the width of the band, creating a small banded panel.

The hinge of the iron pin remains, corroded in place. This appears to be a thin rod of iron with one end hooked to serve as a hinge. Corrosion obscures the exact arrangement on the brooch band, but there is probably a perforation through the centre of the band to take the pin hinge, as the pin hinge bends around the outside of the band and hooks into its centre.

The underside is undecorated.

Class: Annular

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Width: 10.07 mm
Thickness: 2.66 mm
Weight: 9.8 g
Diameter: 52.84 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 3rd April 2012 - Tuesday 8th May 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Robert Collins
Identified by: Dr Robert Collins

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Hambleton (District)
Parish or ward: Burneston (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE3184
Four figure Latitude: 54.250748
Four figure longitude: -1.525724
1:25K map: SE3184
1:10K map: SE38SW
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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Audit data

Recording Institution: NCL
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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