KENT-6DF6C0: Medieval silver gilt brooch

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Unique ID: KENT-6DF6C0

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A Medieval silver-gilt heart-shaped brooch of 15th century date. The brooch has a D-shaped cross section; the front surface is decorated with ridges to give the impression of a cabled frame. The back of the brooch is undecorated. To one side of the heart shape is a constriction for the pin, which remains intact. Gilding remains on boths surfaces, particually toward the outer edges. The brooch is 20.4mm long, 19.5mm wide, 4.1mm thick and weighs 3.41grams.

A similar example can be seen on the database: YORYM-E48994/2006 T103.


The brooch qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996 in terms of both age and precious metal content.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder after being disclaimed as Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2012T713


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1400
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 20.4 mm
Width: 19.5 mm
Thickness: 4.1 mm
Weight: 3.41 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Jennifer Jackson
Identified by: Miss Jennifer Jackson

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2012T713

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Complete
Surface Treatment: Gilded

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: KENT
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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