SUR-53F5E8: Medieval: Annular brooch

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Unique ID: SUR-53F5E8

Object type certainty: Certain
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A fragment of a flat medieval annular copper-alloy brooch which is broken across the narrow pin constriction. The brooch has an inscription which begins with a cross pattee and incorporates a Lombardic letter 'M'. The spaces between the letters are infilled with zig zags. The legend reads + AVE MA[RIA GRACIA PLENA] // [...]V DEORVM. The brooch measures 76mm in diameter.

Inscription: + AVE MA[RIA GRACIA PLENA] // [...]V DEORVM

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1250
Date to: Circa AD 1350

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.46 mm
Weight: 5.66 g

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: 16-1718

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northamptonshire (County)
District: East Northamptonshire (District)
Parish or ward: Raunds (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL0173
Four figure Latitude: 52.34578239
Four figure longitude: -0.51875542
1:25K map: TL0173
1:10K map: TL07SW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUR
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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