SF-A5BC32: Early Medieval disc brooch

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Unique ID: SF-A5BC32

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An incomplete Anglo-Saxon copper-alloy disc brooch, flat and originally circular. The front has a punched ring-and-dot motif at the centre, now very worn, surrounded by four similar motifs; a fifth might have been in the missing fragment. The reverse has a single pin lug with iron corrosion. The brooch has less than a quarter missing. Diameter: 33.58 mm. Thickness: 2.20 mm. Weight: 6.02 g.

See similar examples in MacGregor and Bolick 1993, 63-65, in particular no. 4.43. It dates to the late 5th or earrly 6th century.


The missing fragment was found one year later, and has been separately recorded in the PAS database, see find SF-3BB23D.

Class: disc

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 550

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.2 mm
Weight: 6.02 g
Diameter: 33.58 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 3rd August 2015

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Riccardo Caravello
Identified by: Mr Riccardo Caravello

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: RLM 059
Other reference: Finders reference SS14 018

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Suffolk Coastal (District)
To be known as: Rendlesham

Spatial coordinates

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
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SF
Created: About one year ago
Updated: 8 months ago

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