LEIC-F3BA97: Early medieval copper alloy brooch fragment

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Unique ID: LEIC-F3BA97

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Early medieval copper-alloy brooch fragment. Length: 34 mm, width: 20 mm, thickness: 4 mm, weight: 6.21 g.

The object comprises the incomplete headplate only, and is probably from a cruciform brooch. The headplate is flat and rectangular, and missing most of its edge; it is decorated with five (two incomplete) ring-and-dot motifs, one centrally placed and the others in each corner. There is no evidence for any wings. At one edge of the headplate is a centrally placed top knob cast in one with the headplate. This is very worn, but is half-round, so semi-circular in cross-section. It has a narrow raised base where it meets the headplate, and then a narrowed waist followed by a large rounded dome, before flattening out to form a flat incomplete projection above of uncertain original shape.

On the reverse of the object, towards the lower edge of the headplate, is a semi-circular pin bar lug with perforation filled with and surrounded by iron staining.

Class: cruciform

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Subperiod to: Early
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Saxon
Date from: Circa AD 450
Date to: Circa AD 550

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 34 mm
Width: 20 mm
Thickness: 4 mm
Weight: 6.21 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 25th September 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Elisabeth Janovsky
Identified by: Wendy Scott

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 22x145x190

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Rutland (Unitary Authority)
District: Rutland (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Rutland

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

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Created: About one year ago
Updated: 10 months ago

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