WMID-4EAD44: WMID-4EAD44: Post Medieval to Modern: Heart shaped probable brooch

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Unique ID: WMID-4EAD44

Object type certainty: Probably
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

An incomplete cast copper alloy heart shaped probable brooch, of probable Post Medieval to Modern dating (AD 1600 to AD 1900).

The probable brooch is heart shaped in plan, consisting of two semi circles at the top of the brooch, with the external edges tapering downwards to a point. The front is convex (domed). The reverse is plain and undecorated. Two integrally cast attachment spikes are present at the top of the probable brooch on the reverse. Both are incomplete and have a rectangular section. The reverse is concave. The pin is missing.

It measures 54.02 mm in length, 36.51 mm wide and 12.67 mm thick. It weighs 21.9 grams.

The probable brooch is a mid to dark green colour, with an uneven surface patina. Abrasion, caused by movement whilst within the plough soil, has resulted in a loss of the majority of the original surface. The patina has flaked away in a couple of areas, leaving a lighter green area. These areas should be monitored for signs of active copper corrosion appearing (a bright green powdery residue). To reduce the risk of this happening, the probable brooch should be stored in a sealed air tight dry box, such as a tupperware box, lined with acid free tissue and silica gel.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: MODERN
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 54.02 mm
Width: 36.51 mm
Thickness: 12.67 mm
Weight: 21.9 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 19th August 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: North West Leicestershire (District)
Parish or ward: Stretton en le Field (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK3012
Four figure Latitude: 52.704844
Four figure longitude: -1.557446
1:25K map: SK3012
1:10K map: SK31SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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