NMS-DCC275: Late Early Medieval Brooch

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Unique ID: NMS-DCC275

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Incomplete Anglo-Scandinavian copper alloy Trefoil brooch, Maixner Type G 1.3, engraved lines define the triangular central panel, the three arms are decorated with stylised leaf ornament. One arm (end missing) with curled sheet catch-plate on reverse, another with the stumps of a broken transverse pin-lug at the end of a band of iron corrosion, the lower arm is cracked and bent. Surviving width 38mm. Surviving length (unbent) 37mm. Weight 7.99g. This type of pin lug indicates manufacture in England rather than Scandinavia (Kershaw 2013, 63). Cf. Rogerson (1995) Middle Harling, fig.34, no.2, decoration very similar although Harling example has ring-and-dot. Late 9th-early 10th century.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Subperiod to: Late
Date from: Circa AD 900
Date to: Circa AD 1000

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 37 mm
Width: 38 mm
Weight: 7.99 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 9th January 2014 - Wednesday 12th February 2014

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: NMD022014

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

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NMS
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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