SF-086080: Early Medieval Merovingian radiate headed brooch fragment

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Unique ID: SF-086080

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A fragment of a Merovingian copper-alloy Early Medieval Radiate headed brooch. It is rectangular in shape and has a recessed back face. The front face is decorated with a longitudinal ridge band marked with four ring-and dot elements; on each sides of the ridge a moulding featured by a raised zig-zag line between a pair of raised border, runs along the fragment lenght. The concavity on the back face ends just at the edge of the fracture where there was probably the catch plate.

For an almost complete example (different material though) see DENO-6D3516 in the PAS database. The date suggested is the 500-600 AD

Length: 12.94 mm

Width: 13.98 mm

Thickness: 2.48 mm

Weight: 1.50 g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 500
Date to: Circa AD 600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 12.94 mm
Width: 13.98 mm
Thickness: 2.48 mm
Weight: 1.5 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 17th June 2016

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: RLM 081
Other reference: Finders reference SS14 250

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
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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