NMGW-ED536B: Medieval silver brooch

Rights Holder: National Museum Wales
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Rights Holder: National Museum Wales
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Unique ID: NMGW-ED536B

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Small silver annular brooch.

The silver frame is of quatrilobe form, with rounded mouldings in the angles between the lobes. The external frame width is 19.2mm; frame height 19.3mm; frame thickness 3mm. The pin is plain, with an off-centre suggestion of a division at junction of head and shaft. The front of the pin has slight bevelling; the back is flat. The head is simply wrapped around a cast restriction in the hoop. Overall pin length 21.1mm.

The object has not undergone any cleaning or conservation


In terms of size and form, the brooch is of 13th- or early 14th-century date.

Similar medieval brooches of this small type include one from Langford, Nottinghamshire ('late thirteenth or fourteenth century'; TAR 2004, no. 157 and Slapton, Buckinghamshire ('fourteenth century'; TAR 2004, no. 160). A trilobate brooch frame with mouldings very similar to the Vale of Grwyney find from Bolton, East Yorkshire, has been dated to the 14th century (TAR 2008. No. 310).

Class: Annular

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Brecknock Museum
Subsequent action after recording: Donated to museum after being declared Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2016TRW05


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: MEDIEVAL

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 3.8 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 4th March 2016

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Mark Redknap
Identified by: Mr Mark Redknap

Other reference numbers

Other reference: ST 2017.27
Treasure case number: 2016TRW05

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Wales (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Powys (Unitary Authority)
District: Powys (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: The Vale of Grwyney (Community)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO2520
Four figure Latitude: 51.87350755
Four figure longitude: -3.09081094
1:25K map: SO2520
1:10K map: SO22SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Brecknock Museum
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NMGW
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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