NMS-2F75FB: Early Medieval Ansate Brooch

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Unique ID: NMS-2F75FB

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Middle or late Anglo-Saxon ansate brooch, flattened D-sectioned bow with a circular flat-sectioned expansion with central double ring-and-dot and notch outside edge, the circular head and foot also decorated with double ring-and-dot and notched outside edge. Catch-plate and twin pierced lugs containing corroded remains of iron axis bar and pin on reverse. Length 47mm. Width 12.5mm. 3mm thick. Weighs 11.38g.

This falls into Weetch's type II.B (with disc on bow), Hubener 1972 Gruppe 1 (Abb.24, n.7), and Thorle 2001 Gruppe II (Tafel 22, no.11). Weetch dates the type to the 8th to 10th centuries AD.

Class: ansate
Sub class: Weetch type II.B

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Subperiod to: Late
Date from: Circa AD 700
Date to: Circa AD 1000

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 47 mm
Width: 12.5 mm
Thickness: 3 mm
Weight: 11.38 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 18th November 2014 - Monday 19th January 2015

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Steven Ashley
Identified by: Mr Steven Ashley

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 51162
Other reference: NMD012015

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: King's Lynn and West Norfolk (District)
Parish or ward: Fincham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF6906
Four figure Latitude: 52.62545313
Four figure longitude: 0.49538668
1:25K map: TF6906
1:10K map: TF60NE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 5 months ago

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