YORYM-F1BE89: Early-Medieval : Penannular Brooch

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Unique ID: YORYM-F1BE89

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An incomplete penannular brooch of Early-Medieval date. The brooch is of Fowler's Type F with stylised zoomorphic terminals. Roughly half of the brooch frame remains and is circular in cross-section widening to a rectangular terminal with small knoped projections at each corner. This terminal is thought to represent a degraded form of zoomorphic decoration. The pin remains in tact with a tapering circular section and is fitted around the frame by a barrel-like loop consisting of hollow cylinder with moulded detail of raised bands and ridges. The tip of the pin has been lost to a worn break.

The metal has a mid green patina and is worn. The brooch frame is 37.4mm long and 3.3mm in diameter; the terminal is 5.2mm x 3.3mm and the pin is 34.7mm long. The object weighs 3.9g.

Numerous similar brooches have been recorded on the PAS database, for examples see: LIN-0C0594, SF10237, NCL-A31A61, LEIC-05BAF6 and NLM-A0DEB5.

This brooch was found close to YORYM-F0C9C7 and YORYM-F1CF56.

Class: Penannular

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Date from: Circa AD 300
Date to: Circa AD 500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 37.4 mm
Weight: 3.9 g
Diameter: 3.3 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths
Identified by: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Decoration style: Zoomorphic
Completeness: Incomplete

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

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