FAHG-1BBCF6: Early-medieval saucer brooch

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Unique ID: FAHG-1BBCF6

Object type certainty: Certain
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Early Anglo-Saxon cast saucer brooch decorated with five running spirals in chip-carved relief. In the centre is a circular relief ring, and around the edge is a ridge and then an upwards-curving shallow rim, now missing in places. On the reverse is a cast ridge joining a pin bar lug at one end and a catch at the other; both look damaged and incomplete. 5th or 6th century. Pair to FAHG-1BE680.


Object identified from photo supplied by Helena Hamerow via Stuart Brookes. No further details are available at present.

Class: cast saucer
Sub class: five spiral

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 430
Date to: Circa AD 600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1

Personal details

Recorded by: Dr Helen Geake
Identified by: Dr Helen Geake

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Photos S 871-2

Materials and construction

Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: South Oxfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Ewelme (Civil Parish)

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Recording Institution: FAHG
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 7 months ago

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