NMS-584C87: Early Saxon small long brooch

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Unique ID: NMS-584C87

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Incomplete Early Saxon copper alloy small-long brooch with a cross potent head-plate, damaged integral flat sectioned rectangular knops, vertical lines of double C-shaped stamps border the rectangular panel. Rectangular panels form facets at either end of the flattened D-sectioned bow, and are decorated with twin transverse lines and a transverse line of double C-shaped stamps. The footplate consists of a rectangular panel with a transverse line, above a faceted rectangular panel and a ribbed half round moulding (5 narrow ribs), below which the brooch is broken and the terminal missing. On the reverse of the head-plate is a single pin lug within the corroded remains of the iron spring, and a damaged catchplate. Head-plate (extant) 31 x 21mm. Extant length 58mm. Weighs 12.90g. c.480-530.

Finder's no. AC941

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 480
Date to: Circa AD 530

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 58 mm
Width: 31 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 22nd October 2017 - Monday 15th January 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Steven Ashley
Identified by: Mr Steven Ashley

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 60440
Other reference: NMD012018

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete
Surface Treatment: Incised or engraved or chased

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: South Norfolk (District)
Parish or ward: Deopham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TM0399
Four figure Latitude: 52.55097491
Four figure longitude: 0.99273419
1:25K map: TM0399
1:10K map: TM09NW
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Audit data

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

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