SWYOR-A91943: Medieval disc-on-pin brooch

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Unique ID: SWYOR-A91943

Object type certainty: Certain
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A badly corroded copper alloy annular buckle probably of a type called a disc-on-pin brooch. It has a corroded circular frame with a constriction for the pin. An unusual feature of the frame is two recesses on the reverse of the frame. These would have held a separate narrow bar, which would have divided the circle in half, forming a cross with the pin. The pin and bar do not survive except for a tiny fragment of one end of the bar which is copper alloy but of a different composition to the frame. Other brooches with an additional bar also have an elaborate pin with a disc or ring mounted on it and are classed as disc-on-pin brooches.

Disc-on-pin brooches are poorly understood and are tentatively dated to the medieval or early post medieval period. Parallels on the database include DUR-120CB6, CAM-72CF81, NMS-33C3B1, NMS-EEA8E2Z, NMS-5A36B4 and SWYOR-495DC6.

The brooch uis badly corroded and has little surviving patina, the metal being a brown colour.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: County / local importance

Class: disc-on-pin
Sub class: Redmayne Type uncertain

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1400
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3.7 mm
Weight: 2.48 g
Diameter: 22.39 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st December 2013 - Tuesday 31st December 2013

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Amy Downes
Identified by: Ms Amy Downes

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 2303

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Craven (District)
Parish or ward: Arncliffe (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SD9470
Four figure Latitude: 54.12582086
Four figure longitude: -2.09330314
1:25K map: SD9470
1:10K map: SD97SW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Disturbed

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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