BERK-4AE6C5: Early-medieval brooch: Small long brooch

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BROOCH

Unique ID: BERK-4AE6C5

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An incomplete cast copper alloy Anglo-Saxon small long brooch dating to the 6th century AD. The brooch is missing its head plate and the curved bow; a sub-lozenge shaped body narrows into a short neck that is delineated by a thick rasied band set horizontally across the brroch; beneath this band in the expanded crescentic foot. The brooch is worn and is suffering from corrosion and it is not possible to tell what the decorative style was, however traces of tinning or silvering are extant. On the reverse part of the catchplate remains. A similar example but with a more rounded foot was recovered from the cemetery at Wally Corner in Berinsfield (Oxon) and is illustrated in MacGregor & Bolick (1993:126) no 15.5. Another similarly styled example from Sussex is illustrated in West et al. 1998 p248 fig 130.4.

Small long brooches were in use during the early Anglo-Saxon period (AD c.410-720) and are generally dated from the 5th to the 6th centuries AD.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Saxon
Date from: Circa AD 450
Date to: Circa AD 550

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 45.51 mm
Width: 21.4 mm
Thickness: 8.92 mm
Weight: 10 g

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Recorded by: Miss Anni Byard
Identified by: Miss Anni Byard

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2013.676

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: Cherwell (District)
To be known as: Cherwell district

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BERK
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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