NMS-73A5D2: Early Medieval Ansate Brooch

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Unique ID: NMS-73A5D2

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Middle Saxon cast copper alloy Ansate brooch, sub-triangular terminals with engraved lines bordering both sides and a central ring-and-dot. D-sectioned bow miscast with the underside of the bow infilled and unfettled. Reverse with twin perforated lugs (one broken) with iron corrosion, pin missing, flat-sectioned catch-plate, most of curled-over end missing. Length 42mm. Width 14mm. Weighs 6.30g. See Hübener Gruppe 4 (1972, Abb. 8, nos.1-7) and Thörle's Gruppe III A. c.560/70-c.630/40.

This brooch appears to belong to Thörle's Group III, which would correspond with Weetch's type III. If so, it is only the second to be found in England, the first being from Pocklington (Weetch 2013, no. 1154). The Pocklington brooch differs in its proportions and decoration.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: National importance

Class: ansate
Sub class: Weetch type III

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Subperiod to: Middle
Date from: Circa AD 560
Date to: Circa AD 640

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 42 mm
Width: 14 mm
Weight: 6.3 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 20th October 2013 - Monday 18th November 2013

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Steven Ashley
Identified by: Mr Steven Ashley

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 30401
Other reference: NMD112013

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: Broadland (District)
Parish or ward: Postwick with Witton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TG2907
Four figure Latitude: 52.61246286
Four figure longitude: 1.3810652
1:25K map: TG2907
1:10K map: TG20NE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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

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