KENT-964818: A Medieval complete copper alloy and enamel brooch.

Rights Holder: Kent County Council
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Unique ID: KENT-964818

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A complete Medieval annular copper alloy brooch, probably dating to between c. 1250-1400 AD. The brooch consists of a eight-pointed star design, with eight cyclindrical projections protruding from between the points of the star; each projection extends outwards at an angle and has a white enamel top. Each point of the star has two decorative sub-circular hollows on the interior, apart from the pin, which is attached through a circiular perforation on one of the star points. The pin is made of copper alloy wire and is D-shaped in cross-section and it moves freely. The reverse of the brooch is plain and flat.

It measures 22.6 mm in length, 21.9 mm wide, 6.7 mm thick and weighs 4.3 g.

Similar to PAS records GLO-B77A8A.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1250
Date to: Circa AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 22.6 mm
Width: 21.9 mm
Thickness: 6.7 mm
Weight: 4.3 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Caroline Chestnutt
Identified by: Ms Caroline Chestnutt

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Enamel
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete
Surface Treatment: Inlaid with enamel

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Ashford (District)
Parish or ward: Little Chart (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ9445
Four figure Latitude: 51.17132849
Four figure longitude: 0.77373143
1:25K map: TQ9445
1:10K map: TQ94NW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Metal-detecting.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: KENT
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 12 months ago

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