SF-896B68: Brooch

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BROOCH

Unique ID: SF-896B68

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An incomplete copper-alloy small-long brooch of Early Anglo-Saxon date. It is missing one wing of the head, the spring, pin, majority of the bow and the foot due to old breaks, now worn.

The head-plate is cross-shaped with a square central panel. The side and remaining topknob are flt and T-shaped. On the front the outer edge of the surviving side knob is decorated with a longitudinal groove. A small fragment of the bow survives. This is faceted and D-shaped in section, with a concave back face. On the reverse the single pin bar lug survives with corroded iron through the centre, presumably the remains of the pin bar.

This brooch measures 35.18mm in length, 18.88mm in width at the head, 8.17mm in width at the bow, 5.18mm in thickness, 8.06g in weight.

It finds parallels in examples published from Oxford (MacGregor and Bolick, 1993, p. 139, no. 15.57) and by Penn and Brugmann (Penn and Brugmann, 2007, p. 70, Fig. 5.21) falling in their Phase FA1 group, c. 450-480 AD.

Class: small long

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 480

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 35.18 mm
Width: 18.88 mm
Thickness: 5.18 mm
Weight: 8.06 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st February 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Gemma Stewart
Identified by: Miss Gemma Stewart

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: St. Edmundsbury (District)
To be known as: Stanton

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Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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