BERK-051CDB: Early-medieval brooch: Equal-armed brooch

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Unique ID: BERK-051CDB

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An incomplete copper alloy small Kentish square-headed brooch, dating to the early-medieval (Anglo-Saxon) period. The surviving element comprises just under half of the original brooch, the foot andhalf of the arched bow. The reverse of the brooch retains a lug, which is part of the catchplate. The brooch is decorated with raised mouldings that form an opework latin-style cross with rounded foot and two rounded knops above the arms; the surviving part of the bow has linear mouldings. This brooch dates from the 6th century AD.

Class: small square headed

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Subperiod to: Early
Date from: Circa AD 500
Date to: Circa AD 600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 23.1 mm
Width: 11.7 mm
Thickness: 5 mm
Weight: 1.9 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: Dr Helen Geake
Secondary identifier: Mr Jo Ahmet

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2014.078

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
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

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BERK
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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