LIN-35B2BE: Early Medieval copper alloy penannular brooch, Fowler Type G

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Unique ID: LIN-35B2BE

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An enamelled copper-alloy penannular brooch of Fowler's Type G. The frame is oval in section and decorated on the upper surface only with a series of transverse ribs. The terminals are circular and both have a lozenge facet on the top. In the centre of the lozenge is a circular cell containing enamel, or possibly amber. The colour of the enamel is presently dark blue, though when viewed under a microscope a small area of damage reveals a bright orange/red interior. The brooch measures 23mm in length, 24mm in width, and 4mm in thickness. The terminals measure 6mm in width and approximately 8mm in length. The circular cells measure 4mm in diameter.

A similar penannular with enamelled dots was found in a grave at Fairford, Gloucestershire (Wylie, 1852, 23, pl.v/5; White, R. H. (1988) 'Roman and Celtic Objects from Anglo-Saxon Graves', BAR 191: Oxford, p.20; Dickinson 1982, fig.4, 13).

Penannular brooches of Fowler's Type G mostly date to the 5th and 6th centuries, though some may continue into the 7th.

Class: Penannular
Sub class: Fowler Type G

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Date from: Circa AD 410
Date to: Circa AD 650

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 23 mm
Width: 24 mm
Thickness: 4 mm
Weight: 4.72 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st March 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Adam Daubney
Identified by: Dr Adam Daubney

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: East Lindsey (District)
To be known as: East Lindsey

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

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