HAMP-38F4A4: Early-medieval equal-armed (ansate) brooch

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BROOCH

Unique ID: HAMP-38F4A4

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete copper-alloy ansate brooch of middle or late early-medieval date (c. 8th to 10th century). The object has broken approximately in half at the centre of the bow; the terminal which would have featured the double pin lug is missing along with half of the bow, and the pin. The extant terminal is broadly circular. On its lower surface, just before the bow, is a D-shaped catch-plate. On the upper surface it would appear to be undecorated. The bow (W.: c. 6.2mm) rises to a high, rounded arch. It would also appear to be undecorated.

This brooch can be compared with those from Ipswich illustrated in West (1998, 216; fig. 98), and can be classified as Weetch's type II.Ai, Hubener's Group 1 and Thorle's Group II. It now has a variable mid-green colour and has suffered some abrasions to its surviving terminal.

Class: ansate
Sub class: Weetch type II.Ai

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 700
Date to: Circa AD 1000

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 23.6 mm
Height: 16.3 mm
Width: 13.1 mm
Weight: 2.71 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 15th March 2013

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Robert Webley
Identified by: Mr Robert Webley

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Weekend Wanderers Norway Tour March 2013

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Winchester (District)
Parish or ward: Hursley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU3927
Four figure Latitude: 51.04103834
Four figure longitude: -1.44510298
1:25K map: SU3927
1:10K map: SU32NE
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

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HAMP
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 months ago

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