WILT-5682E4: Late Roman to Early Early-Medieval penannular brooch

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Unique ID: WILT-5682E4

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An incomplete Late Roman to Early Early-Medieval copper alloy Type H variant penannular brooch, usually 4/5th to 7th century in date with flattened expanded terminals and missing its pin. It measures 26.87mm wide, 26.68mm long and max.2.66mm thick. Weighs 2.30g.

The frame is circular in cross-section and 2.66mm in diameter, flattening at the terminals to 1.67mm thick. The inside point of the triangular terminal extends a little way into the inside of the brooch. The metal is grey in colour and rather worn, and each terminal appears to have a circular indentation on each face.

Anna Booth comments: Fowler thought this brooch was a Type G, but Dickinson disagreed. I think it has similarities with some of the Type G penannulars, but is still best classified as a Type H variant. Compare with a brooch from Baginton, Dickinson 1982; fig.7, no.56 (article can be found at www.kdmdc.co.uk/resources_files/fowlers%20pennular%20brooches.pdf).

Find of note status

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

Class: penannular

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Early
Date from: Circa AD 300
Date to: Circa AD 700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 26.68 mm
Width: 26.87 mm
Thickness: 2.66 mm
Weight: 2.3 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st January 2012 - Thursday 17th May 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Katie Hinds
Identified by: Ms Katie Hinds
Secondary identifier: Ms Anna Booth

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Salisbury Museum Entry Form No. 3897

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Amesbury (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU1640
Four figure Latitude: 51.159031
Four figure longitude: -1.772584
1:25K map: SU1640
1:10K map: SU14SE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Gardening
General landuse: Other
Specific landuse: Garden

References cited

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Audit data

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

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