LEIC-5ADDCB: early Medieval copper alloy brooch

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Early Medieval florid cruciform ? brooch fragment, 29mm long, 27mm wide and 4mm thick. The brooch is in fair condition and weighs 10.80 It has a green and brown surface with cracking which suggests it may have been burnt?

The brooch consists of a triangular shaped head plate with a curved upper surface. This sits above the start of a curved bow, now incomplete. The head plate possibly has raised decoration in the centre representing a human face? The reverse of the head plate has a vertical scar where a pin housing would have sat.


The brooch was found in close proximity to LEIC-58BEC8 and could be evidence for a cemetery.

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Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 29 mm
Width: 27 mm
Thickness: 4 mm
Weight: 10.8 g

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Recorded by: Wendy Scott
Identified by: Wendy Scott

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: Melton (District)
To be known as: Melton Area

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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

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