DUR-8F4A7E: Disc brooch

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BROOCH

Unique ID: DUR-8F4A7E

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper alloy disc brooch dating to the early medieval period, c. AD 450 to 550.

The object is circular in plan with slightly irregular edges. The brooch is flat with a circular hole through the middle and the remains of the catchplate present on the undecorated reverse. The front of the object is decorated with four ring and dot motifs equally spaced around the hole. Surrounding the motifs are two incised borders. The front of the object possibly has the remains of a silvering treatrment although this has abraded away in areas.

There are similar examples from excavated contexts illustrated in MacGregor and Bolick (1993: 63-66) who suggest a 5th to 6th century date for brooches of this type.

Class: disc

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 450
Date to: Circa AD 550

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 6.8 g
Diameter: 31.47 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Lauren Proctor
Identified by: Miss Lauren Proctor

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: East Lindsey (District)
Parish or ward: Revesby (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF3263
Four figure Latitude: 53.14779383
Four figure longitude: -0.02774891
1:25K map: TF3263
1:10K map: TF36SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DUR
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 6 months ago

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