BERK-0732F1: Early-medieval brooch: Small-long brooch

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Unique ID: BERK-0732F1

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An incomplete cast copper alloy Early-Medieval small-long brooch dating from the early 5th to 6th century AD. The brooch has a square head decorated with punched dots around its outer edges within a linear border. The bow is short, curved and undecorated. Below the bow is a elongated, sub-rectangular bar which was either unevenly cast or has a great deal of wear on one side. The foot of the brooch is rounded, and again, lopsided. Both elements of the lower section of the brooch have punched dot decoration around the outer edges. The reverse of the brooch retains a single cast lug on the headplate with heavy iron corrosion from the pin. The remains of the catchplate is located just below the arched bow.

Small-long brooches come in a wide variety of designs.

MacGregor, A. and Bolick, E., 1993 A Summary Catalogue of the Anglo-Saxon Collections (Non-Ferrous Metals) British Archaeological Reports British Series 230: Oxford.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Subperiod to: Early
Date from: Circa AD 475
Date to: Circa AD 600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 51.6 mm
Width: 17.3 mm
Weight: 8.9 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 4th March 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Anni Byard
Identified by: Miss Anni Byard

Other reference numbers

Other reference: OXPAS2018.193

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Decoration style: Geometric
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: Vale of White Horse (District)
Parish or ward: East Hendred (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU4586
Four figure Latitude: 51.57108143
Four figure longitude: -1.35210405
1:25K map: SU4586
1:10K map: SU48NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Recording Institution: BERK
Created: 11 months ago
Updated: 11 months ago

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