BERK-9E9A67: Early-medieval brooch: Disc brooch

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BROOCH

Unique ID: BERK-9E9A67

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A worn and incomplete cast copper alloy disc brooch of early-medieval (Anglo-Saxon) date. The brooch has a central circular perforation (now blocked) with four equally spaced ring-and-dot motifs around it, with a small area of tinning retained in the centre of the brooch. The reverse of the brooch retains the single lug for the pin and also the catchplate. The pin is missing; an area of iron corrosion indicates that the hinge rivet and the pin was made of iron.

These brooches are well attested in the Upper Thames Valley area, and several with identical designs are illustrated in MacGregor and Bolick (1993:63), including examples from Brightampton, Minster Lovell and Filkins (all Oxon) and Marston St. Lawrence (Northants). These brooches date from c. AD 450-550.

Class: disc

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
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Saxon
Date from: Circa AD 450
Date to: Circa AD 550

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.9 mm
Weight: 10.4 g
Diameter: 33.7 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Anni Byard
Identified by: Miss Anni Byard

Other reference numbers

Other reference: OXPAS2015.276

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Boxford (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU4371
Four figure Latitude: 51.4363731
Four figure longitude: -1.38278346
1:25K map: SU4371
1:10K map: SU47SW
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: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BERK
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 9 months ago

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