PUBLIC-CA8088: Medievalopen-frame  brooch

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-CA8088

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A cast copper alloy medieval open-frame brooch, probably dating from the m13th or 14th century.

The frame is lozenge shaped and of rhomboidal cross section. At the apex , the remains of a fine wire pin loop are wrapped around a pin constriction in the frame. The word 'AVE' extends along the upper surface of the top left side of the frame, and 'MARIA' occupies the bottom right side. This legend has been cast in negative relief, as has the foliate scrollwork occupying the remaining two sides of the frame.

Height: 22.69mm; width: 22.02mm; thickness: 1.23mm. Weight: 2.067g.

Class: Open-frame

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 22.69 mm
Width: 22.02 mm
Thickness: 1.23 mm
Weight: 2.067 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 12th March 2016

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Charles Bullock
Identified by: Mr Charles Bullock
Secondary identifier: Mr Julian Watters

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: East Dorset (District)
To be known as: Nr Wimborne

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
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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Created: 2 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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