NMS-A848F9: Late Saxon Brooch

Rights Holder: The Portable Antiquities Scheme
CC License:

Image use policy

Our images can be used under a CC BY attribution licence (unless stated otherwise).


Unique ID: NMS-A848F9

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Fragment of lead-alloy disc brooch. Broken across a domed centre and part of the flange around the edge, with an incomplete catch-plate on the reverse of the surviving part of the flange. The dome is decorated with two bisecting ribs forming a low relief cross. Almost all the original edge, pin and catch-plate are missing. Surviving length 20mm. Height (excluding pin-lug) 6mm. Original estimated diameter 28mm. Probably Late Saxon. Although no very close parallel has been found Late Saxon lead disc brooches are a well-known type. See for example SWYOR-939E21, LEIC-A2A4A2 and SF-120845.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 900
Date to: Circa AD 1100

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 20 mm
Height: 6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 5th February 2016 - Friday 5th February 2016

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mrs Erica Darch
Identified by: Mrs Erica Darch

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 61246
Other reference: IND05022016ED

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: South Norfolk (District)
Parish or ward: Winfarthing (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TM1185
Four figure Latitude: 52.42226145
Four figure longitude: 1.10168549
1:25K map: TM1185
1:10K map: TM18NW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found before 05/02/16

References cited

No references cited so far.

Similar objects

Find number: NMS-54B1F2
Object type: BROOCH
Late Saxon copper alloy disc brooch. Single pin-lug filled with iron corrosion from missing pin paralell with edge and incomplete catch-plate…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Find number: NMS-4D5EC2
Object type: BROOCH
Late Saxon copper alloy disc brooch. Extremely worn with cast backward facing beast in low relief just discernible on the front face, all of t…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Find number: NMS-90F5E4
Object type: BROOCH
A Late Saxon lead disc brooch. It is cast in relief with a central pellet from which four evenly spaced lines radiate to the edge of the bord…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

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

Other formats: this page is available as qrcode json xml geojson pdf rdf representations.