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Unique ID: BUC-4D849D

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Incomplete copper-alloy strip brooch made in one piece. The plate is complete and lozenge-shaped, slightly longer than it is wide, with one narrower end extended into a wire spring (now broken and incomplete). The other end has no elaboration to the corner, and has a pair of rivet holes which are not obviously secondary, and which must have held a separate catch, possibly a repair but probably an original feature.

The brooch is decorated with a broad border, inside a narrow reserved outer border. This broad border is decorated with groups of herringbone grooving. Within this is another concentric reserved strip, then a further concentric groove around a central cross with round-ended arms almost forming a circle. The cross is decorated with a fine groove halfway between the edge and the centre, and there is a short groove along the long axis of the lozenge filling the space above and below the cross. The pair of rivet holes are cut through the outer border and the herringbone ornament, and the slightly larger single hole is neatly cut through both.

Length 66.04 mm, width 31.57 mm, thickness 1.1 mm, weight 9.32 g. The decorated panel is 47.8 mm x 28.94mm. Compare BUC-EE18C6 and SUR-47F8A7, which have a similar arrangement of holes, and WAW-A63E97 and CAM-A4DEEE, which have similar decoration.

Class: strip
Sub class: Weetch type 31.C

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Subperiod to: Middle
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Saxon
Date from: Circa AD 700
Date to: Circa AD 800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 66.04 mm
Width: 31.57 mm
Thickness: 1.1 mm
Weight: 9.32 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 7th May 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Richard Clark
Identified by: Mr Tom Clark

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete
Surface Treatment: Gilded

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Buckinghamshire (County)
District: Aylesbury Vale (District)
To be known as: Quainton

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 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: BUC
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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