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

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BROOCH

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

Chronology

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

References cited

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Audit data

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

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