SF-822605: Brooch

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Unique ID: SF-822605

Object type certainty: Certain
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The head of a copper-alloy small long early Anglo-Saxon brooch. This head-plate is cruciform in shape with a square central panel, it measures 23.9mm in height and 31mm in width. The side and top wings are T-shaped, the front face has stamped annulets along the edges of the wings and forming a boarder around the central panel. A small fragment of the bow survives. On the back face the pin loop survives beneath a mass of corroded iron, presumably the remains of the pin.

This small long is very similar to an example from Darlington, County Durham (McGregor and Bolick 1993, 139, no 15.57).

Class: small long

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Subperiod to: Early
Date from: Circa AD 400
Date to: Circa AD 720

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 23.9 mm
Width: 31 mm
Weight: 8.14 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st August 2004

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Faye Minter
Identified by: Miss Faye Minter

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: South Cambridgeshire (District)
To be known as: Little Wilbraham

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SF
Created: 14 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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