BERK-05016C: Early-medieval brooch: Small-long brooch

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BROOCH

Unique ID: BERK-05016C

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete copper alloy small-long brooch dating to the early-medieval (Anglo-Saxon) period. Leeds 1945 square-head type, the remaining brooch element comprises only the head-plate and the stump of the missing bow on the lower edge. The head is decorated with five ring-and-dot motifs, one each on the outer corner, and the fifth off centre. There is the remains of the single pin lug on the reverse. The break across the bow is ancient. Small long brooches date from c. AD 475-575.

Class: Small-long brooch

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 475
Date to: Circa AD 575

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 23 mm
Width: 20.7 mm
Thickness: 3.2 mm
Weight: 9.3 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st January 2014 - Wednesday 19th March 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Anni Byard
Identified by: Miss Anni Byard

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2014.077

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Decoration style: Geometric
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Welford (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU3974
Four figure Latitude: 51.46363512
Four figure longitude: -1.4399954
1:25K map: SU3974
1:10K map: SU37SE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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