NMS-AE9251: Early Early Medieval brooch

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Unique ID: NMS-AE9251

Object type certainty: Certain
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Incomplete Early Saxon copper alloy Small-long brooch of Leeds 1945 cross pattee derivative type. The upper angles between the arms are round holes while the lower are notches. A pair of parallel engraved grooves marks the end of each arm. At the top and the base of the D-sectioned bow a rectangular panel forms facets. Both are decorated with a pair of transverse grooves. The upper part of the footplate tapers past another pair of grooves. The half-round moulding consists of two broad ribbed mouldings, the upper one with two more grooves which have been largely lost to wear. There is no spatulate terminal, the present end being the carefully smoothed lower ribbed moulding. The loss of the terminal must have nbeen contemporary with the use of the brooch. On the reverse a single pin lug retains a small part of the iron spring and the catchplate is intact. Length 63.2mm. Width 30.5mm. c.480 - c.500 AD.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Subperiod to: Early
Date from: Circa AD 480
Date to: Circa AD 500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 63.2 mm
Width: 30.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 11th February 2014 - Monday 10th March 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Andrew Rogerson
Identified by: Dr Andrew Rogerson

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 59938
Other reference: KLMD032014

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Iron
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: King's Lynn and West Norfolk (District)
Parish or ward: Sedgeford (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF7137
Four figure Latitude: 52.9032302
Four figure longitude: 0.54106671
1:25K map: TF7137
1:10K map: TF73NW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Audit data

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

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