YORYM-7B4EB1: Early-Medieval : Brooch

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Unique ID: YORYM-7B4EB1

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An incomplete copper-alloy brooch of Early-Medieval date, c.AD 450 - 700. The fragment is roughly one third of an annular brooch with a D-shaped cross-section. The frame is decorated with alternating ridges and grooves, every third ridge being larger than the others. The reverse is flat and undecorated.

The metal has a mid-green patina and is worn. The brooch is 35.2mm long, 6.9mm wide, 3.2mm thick and weighs 4.4g. The original external diameter was probably around 40mm.

This brooch type is Leeds's type f, which is very difficult to date. They were certainly used in the late 6th and 7th centuries, but may have earlier origins. Compare LEIC-CCC903.

Class: annular

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 700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 35.2 mm
Width: 6.9 mm
Thickness: 3.2 mm
Weight: 4.4 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths
Identified by: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths

Other reference numbers

Other reference: YMT : E04962

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Skirpenbeck (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE7356
Four figure Latitude: 53.99488987
Four figure longitude: -0.88797588
1:25K map: SE7356
1:10K map: SE75NW
Grid reference source: From finder
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: YORYM
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 6 months ago

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