SF-965DBD: SF-965DBD: Early medieval annular brooch

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Unique ID: SF-965DBD

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A complete copper alloy early medieval annular brooch. The hoop is broad and flattened, rectangular in cross-section, concave to the reverse with a convex outer face. The outer face is decorated with approximately four concentric lines of small incised dashes. Just behind the inner edge at one side is a small circular hole still holding a delicate simple wire pin. The brooch survives in good condition with a shiny green patina.

Small annular brooches of this form are found in late 5th to 6th century contexts (MacGregor and Bolick 1993, 82), with those with round pin holes becoming more common than those with pin slots during the early 6th century (Penn and Brugmann 2007, 25).

Diameter: 19.12mm, thickness: 0.65mm, weight: 0.87g

This brooch is of Leeds type E.

Class: Annular

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Subperiod to: Early
Date from: Circa AD 480
Date to: Circa AD 600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.65 mm
Weight: 0.87 g
Diameter: 19.12 mm

Discovery dates

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

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Anna Booth
Identified by: Ms Anna Booth

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: Breckland (District)
To be known as: Hilborough

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

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