NMS-DD1ACE: Middle Saxon brooch

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Middle Saxon to Late Saxon copper alloy Ansate brooch with moulded decoration comprising four pairs of addorsed D-shaped motifs (two on the bow and one on each terminal) and a median rib which expands in the spaces between the motifs into three lozenges. On the reverse there is a slightly distorted catchplate and a double pin lug with an iron spindle. Length 40.6mm. Width 10.2mm.

Weetch type XII.Aiii, Pommeroeul Type; Hübener 1972 Gruppe 10; Thörle 2001 Gruppe XII A 2. Very close to an example from Domburg (ibid. Taf. 56,11). Another brooch, larger but with similar decoration, was found in a context dated c.930/5 - c.975 at Coppergate, York (Mainman and Rogers 2000, 2571, fig. 1266, no. 10426). 9th or 10th century.

Class: ansate
Sub class: Weetch type XII.Aiii

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Subperiod to: Late
Date from: Circa AD 800
Date to: Circa AD 1000

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 40.6 mm
Width: 10.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st January 2015 - Friday 1st May 2015

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Andrew Rogerson
Identified by: Dr Andrew Rogerson

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 60219
Other reference: BM052015

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Iron
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: North Norfolk (District)
Parish or ward: Raynham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF8824
Four figure Latitude: 52.78083495
Four figure longitude: 0.78603309
1:25K map: TF8824
1:10K map: TF82SE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 5 months ago

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