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Unique ID: NMS-4D1658

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Late Saxon fragment of copper alloy bird-shaped brooch, broken openwork with remains of S-shaped bird in Ringerike/Urnes-style, remains of pierced lug on reverse. Cf. Pedersen (1999) figs.1-3. Second half of the 11th century.

Other examples of this type of bird brooch on the PAS database include NLM5638, SUSS-44F203, SF-7B3CA5, SF-BCC403, BERK-5DED86, NMS-E7F720, KENT-9F6987, BERK-CEBC67 and SF-AD5FA7.


A digital photograph was taken of this brooch but its location is currently unknown. As soon as it surfaces, it will be added to the record.

Class: bird

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Scandinavian
Date from: AD 1050
Date to: AD 1100

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st September 2003

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 39872

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

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: 15 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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