SWYOR-2F29A6: Early Medieval cruciform brooch

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BROOCH

Unique ID: SWYOR-2F29A6

Object type certainty: Certain
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Part of an Early Medieval, copper alloy brooch of the cruciform type, dating from AD 400 - 600. The remaining portion consists of the lower end of the foot. There are two moulded, transverse ridges across the half-round part at the top of the surviving piece, separated by a wide groove, the upper ridge being broader than the lower. Each ridge is incised with a single, narrow groove. There is an animal-head (horse) terminal below, which has prominent eyes beneath semi-circular eyebrows, a long, moulded ridge for the nose and expanded comma shaped nostrils with a short, flared extension between them. The inner and upper sides of each nostril are moulded and project slightly beyond the edge of the terminal. The flared triangular panal between the nostrils has concave upper sides, decorated with a single row of small, punched crescents forming a border, and a small, pointed knop in the centre of the lower edge. The reverse of the brow ridge of the terminal is concave. A fragment of the catch plate remains in place behind the half round part; the rest of the brooch is missing. The remaining portion has a smooth, dark brown patina. It is 47.3mm long, 20.1mm wide and 5.7mm thick. It weighs 9.82gm.

A similar, more complete, example of this type of brooch is illustrated in MacGregor and Bolick, A Summary Catalogue of the Anglo-Saxon Collections, Ashmolean Museum 1993, page 101, number 12.15.

Class: Cruciform

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 400
Date to: Circa AD 600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 47.3 mm
Width: 20.1 mm
Thickness: 5.7 mm
Weight: 9.82 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 19th October 2014 - Sunday 19th October 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Jack Volunteer Coulthard
Identified by: Mr Jack Volunteer Coulthard

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 2586

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Decoration style: Zoomorphic
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK9289
Four figure Latitude: 53.38983429
Four figure longitude: -0.61809849
1:25K map: SK9289
1:10K map: SK98NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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