NMS-7E5746: Medieval Annular Brooch

Rights Holder: Norfolk County Council
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Unique ID: NMS-7E5746

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Medieval gold annular framed brooch with pin set within a constriction and set at right angles to a projection in the form of clasped hands, On the front of the round-sectioned frame on either side of the springing of the hands there is a set of four transverse grooves. The D-sectioned pin is triangular. It tapers, from a brambled collar on the convex front face next to the loop, with straight sides to a point. One hand is badly cracked across the wrist. Length 16.7mm. Diameter 9.4mm. Diameter of cross-section 1.2mm. Weight 1.04g. 13th century - early 14th century.

Slightly larger examples of gold brooches with clasped hands are normally inscribed (e.g. Boxley, Kent (KENT-984E65), Chiddingstone, Kent (SUR-A704D2) and Breadsall, Derbyshire (DENO-1AF752). A pearl may have been set between the hands (J.P. Robinson in Treasure Annual Report 2000, 75).

Subsequent actions

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

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2013T79


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1350

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 16.7 mm
Thickness: 1.2 mm
Weight: 1.04 g
Diameter: 9.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 15th January 2013 - Tuesday 15th January 2013

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Andrew Rogerson
Identified by: Dr Andrew Rogerson

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 58330
Other reference: SG012013
Treasure case number: 2013T79

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: North Norfolk (District)
Parish or ward: Edgefield (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TG0934
Four figure Latitude: 52.862884
Four figure longitude: 1.103322
1:25K map: TG0934
1:10K map: TG03SE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NMS
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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