NMS-511A83: Early Medieval Brooch

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Unique ID: NMS-511A83

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One arm and part of the bow of an Early Saxon copper alloy Anglian equal-armed brooch. Sub-triangular head-plate with no visible trace of decoration. Circa half of the bow survives, flat-backed with a slightly convex upper face. The pin lug on reverse is almost completely obscured by corroded iron from the pin. Surviving length 24mm. Surviving width 24mm. Mid - late 5th century.

For a similar example See NMS-BC1122 and an example from inhumation 46 Spong Hill, Norfolk (Hills, 1984, 148, fig.101, no.2). ES2.

Class: Equal armed

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 450
Date to: Circa AD 500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 24 mm
Width: 24 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 29th August 2012 - Wednesday 26th September 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Erica Darch
Identified by: Mr Steven Ashley

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 28498
Other reference: DDMD092012

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

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

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: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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