NARC-63FA58: NARC-63FA58 : Brooch : Early-Medieval

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Unique ID: NARC-63FA58

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An incomplete copper alloy annular brooch of quoit type, dating to the early Anglo-Saxon period (AD 470-570). The object is circular with a broad band and a flat rectangular cross-section, and a central perforation. It retains a small rectangular pin hole, visible from the back, now blocked with iron corrosion. Opposite this is a V-shaped notch within stops formed from a sub-rectangular raised border, decorated with two incised transverse lines. The brooch is decorated with an inner and an outer repeating incised short radiating linear borders both of which respect the edges and form of the object. The back of the object is undecorated. The remnants of iron corrosion on the front of the pin hole indicate that the lost pin was iron. There is a minor amount of loss of the outer edges of the object caused by post-depositional processes. The metal is a mid-green in colour with areas of pitting and corrosion.

The ridge around the V-shaped notch show that this broochis of quoit type (Ager 1985). Similar examples can be seen on the Portable Antiquities Scheme database: NARC-63CBFD, BH-780DA1, FAJN-03B792, BH-8E9C92.

Diameter: 50.17mm, Width: 11.61mm, Thickness: 2.04mm, Thickness (at rectangular moulding): 2.84mm, Weight: 15.5g

Class: annular

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Subperiod to: Early
Date from: Circa AD 470
Date to: Circa AD 570

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Width: 11.61 mm
Thickness: 2.04 mm
Weight: 15.5 g
Diameter: 50.17 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Ellie Cox
Identified by: Miss Ellie Cox

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Decoration style: Geometric
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: Harborough (District)
Parish or ward: Market Harborough-Little Bowden (District Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP7587
Four figure Latitude: 52.47578687
Four figure longitude: -0.89720905
1:25K map: SP7587
1:10K map: SP78NE
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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Audit data

Recording Institution: NARC
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 6 months ago

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