SF-A5BC32: Early Medieval disc brooch

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BROOCH

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.

Notes:

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

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
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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