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NMS-89D04B: Medieval brooch

Rights Holder: Norfolk County Council
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Unique ID: NMS-89D04B

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Silver gros tournois of Loius IX of France, issued 1266-70, gilded on the obverse and with the remains of clasp fittings attached to the reverse. This transforming of a coin to a brooch (or clasp) was a common phenomenon in the late 13th century and a number of similar examples are known including several from Norfolk (Marsden 2014, 90-2). The adaption also means that the coin is treated as an object and, being a precious metal artefact of more than 300 years age, is thus a case of Treasure. Diameter 26mm. Weight 4.38g. Late 13th century.

Class: Coin brooch
Evidence of reuse: Gilded, fittings soldered to obverse.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder after being disclaimed as Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2015T895


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1266
Date to: Exactly AD 1270
Period of reuse: MEDIEVAL

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 4.38 g
Diameter: 26 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 23rd August 2015 - Sunday 23rd August 2015

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Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 58413
Other reference: SET102015
Treasure case number: 2015T895

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Incomplete
Surface Treatment: Gilded

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: Breckland (District)
Parish or ward: Roudham and Larling (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL9789
Four figure Latitude: 52.46339365
Four figure longitude: 0.89844545
1:25K map: TL9789
1:10K map: TL98NE
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NMS
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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