SF-0CB2C2: Ansate brooch

Rights Holder: Suffolk County Council
CC License:

Rights Holder: Suffolk County Council
CC License:

Image use policy

Our images can be used under a CC BY attribution licence (unless stated otherwise).


Unique ID: SF-0CB2C2

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A complete copper-alloy ansate middle Anglo-Saxon brooch in very good condition. Measuring 50mm in total length.

The bow is rectangular in shape and arched measuring 21.4mm in length and 10.8mm in width. The two terminals are flat and circular in shape each measuring c17.7mm in diameter. The front face of both terminals is decorated with a central incised cross with a diagonal incised line present in each quarter of the cross. Surrounding the central cross design there is a circumferencial row of small evenly spaced transverse incisions enclosed within two concentric boarder grooves.

On the back face there is a complete pin bar lug in the centre of one terminal and the remains of a catch plate in the centre of the other.

This ansate brooch is similar in style, having an arched rectangular bar and roughly circular terminals with incised decoration, to examples discovered in Ipswich (West 1998, 216, fig 98, no 1-7).

Class: ansate

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Subperiod to: Middle
Date from: Circa AD 600
Date to: Circa AD 860

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 50 mm
Width: 17.7 mm
Weight: 12.8 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st January 2004

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Identified by: Miss Faye Minter

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Babergh (District)
To be known as: Great Waldingfield

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

Similar objects

Find number: LIN-6CC476
Object type: BROOCH
A complete cast copper-alloy ansate brooch dating to the middle Anglo-Saxon period. The brooch measures 39mm in length. The bow is rectang…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Find number: SF10288
Object type: BROOCH
A copper-alloy incomplete ansate brooch, measuring 31mm in length. The bow is arched, plain with a central longditudinal rib and triangular in…
Workflow: PublishedFind published

Find number: SF-03C300
Object type: BROOCH
A complete copper-alloy middle or late Anglo-Saxon ansate brooch of Weetch's Type X.Aii, in very good condition, measuring 47mm in length and …
Workflow: PublishedFind published

Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: SF
Created: 15 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

Other formats: this page is available as qrcode json xml geojson pdf rdf representations.