SF-C3875F: SF-C3875F: Early medieval small long brooch

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Unique ID: SF-C3875F

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete copper alloy probable early medieval small long brooch. Only the foot plate and a small section of the bow survives. The plate is formed from a central lozenge with a triangular section expanding outwards at either end. Its outer face is decorated with an incised ring and dot at each corner and a longitudinal row of three ring and dots in the centre. The base of a bow extends from one end. This is very narrow and D-shaped in cross-section. Extending from the same end to the reverse is a small rectangular catch-plate, its end turned over to form a hook. The surface of the metal is heavily corroded.

Length: 35.13mm, width: 17.20mm, thickness: 9.09mm, weight: 4.98g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 410
Date to: Circa AD 1066

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 35.13 mm
Width: 17.2 mm
Thickness: 9.09 mm
Weight: 4.98 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st January 2016

Personal details

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

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Suffolk Coastal (District)
To be known as: Bawdsey

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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Recording Institution: SF
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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