SUR-FE99C1: Early medieval: Saucer brooch

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Unique ID: SUR-FE99C1

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An early medieval (early Saxon, c.AD450-550) copper-alloy gilded Saucer Brooch. The whole of the sloping rim is missing as is a portion of the circular central design. On the reverse are stubs of the hinge and catchplate. The brooch is decorated with a chip-carved geometric basketwork design with an outer and inner border of beadwork. Within the inner border is a large circular pellet.

Jo Ahmet comments: Tania Dickinson illustrates a similar one in 'Dickinson, T., 1993: 'Early Saxon saucer brooches: a preliminary overview', in W. Filmer‑Sankey (ed.), Anglo‑Saxon Studies in Archaeology and History, 6, 11-44 (Oxford University Committee for Archaeology, Oxford). Page 24 figure 31, from Long Wittenham I, grave 95 and describes the design as a basketwork version of the 'astragal' design.

Class: saucer

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Subperiod to: Early
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Saxon
Date from: Circa AD 450
Date to: Circa AD 550

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 7.28 g
Diameter: 35.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 2nd August 2016 - Sunday 4th September 2016

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr David W Williams
Identified by: Mr David W Williams

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 16-1348

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete
Surface Treatment: Gilded

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Surrey (County)
District: Guildford (District)
Parish or ward: East Clandon (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ0552
Four figure Latitude: 51.25750482
Four figure longitude: -0.49667143
1:25K map: TQ0552
1:10K map: TQ05SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Recording Institution: SUR
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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