NMGW-AEC0F7: Medival tin alloy annular brooch

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Unique ID: NMGW-AEC0F7

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Medieval annular brooch of pewter or lead-tin alloy and of 13th or 14th century date The brooch is near-complete, missing the lower part of the pin but is heavily-corroded (with a weight of 3.4g). The annular frame is sub-circular (with an external diameter of 24.8mm - 25.9mm, an internal diameter of 18.5 - 19.0mmmm) and is circular sectioned 2.4mm diameter). The encrusted corrosion has masked much of the decoration but a cast twisted, 'cable' motif is evident over one half of the frame and probably only on one face. No decoration is evident on the other face. There is a constriction for the pin on the frame (3mm wide). The pin (with a surviving length of 18.1mm) remains in place and the corroded loop (with a depth of 5.7mm) no longer moves. The pin has a bevelled collar moulding at the top of the pin shaft. The shaft appears to have been sub-circular sectioned and with a consistent width to the break. The surface is encrusted with a mid to dark-grey corrosion. A copper alloy brooch with a circular-sectioned frame and twisted cable decoration over half the frame was excavated in London (Egan & Pritchard 1991, no. 1310, p 249) from a mid-13th century context.

Class: annular brooch

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 3.4 g
Diameter: 25.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 12th August 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Mark Lodwick
Identified by: Mr Mark Lodwick

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NMWPA 2015.1.2

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Wales (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Swansea (Unitary Authority)
District: Swansea (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: off uplands

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Coastland

References cited

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