LEIC-883A78: Early Anglo-Saxon small long brooch

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Unique ID: LEIC-883A78

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A fragment of an early Anglo-Saxon cruciform or possibly small long brooch. The head plate is incomplete but appears to be undecorated. There are hints of a slightly raised central panel and a slightly lowered wing to one side (the viewer's left) which suggests a cruciform rather than a small-long brooch. No knobs survive, but there is a broken lug with iron staining on the back of the headplate. The tapered bow has a flat rectangular-section area top and bottom, and a longitudinal groove down the centre. The stub of the foot has two parallel lines across its width, just below the bow. Two very narrow vertical incised lines run down the middle of the remainder of the 'foot'. The catchplate and terminal are missing (old breaks).

Class: cruciform

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Subperiod to: Early
Date from: Exactly AD 450
Date to: AD 550

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 34 mm
Width: 15 mm
Thickness: 15 mm
Weight: 5.8 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Richard Knox
Identified by: Mr Richard Knox

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Nottinghamshire (County)
District: Rushcliffe (District)
To be known as: Normanton Lane

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Recording Institution: LEIC
Created: 14 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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