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Unique ID: WILT-181FAD

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A medieval silver annular brooch dating to the period AD 1200 - 1400. The brooch has a projection in the form of a pair of praying hands. The frame has a low triangular section. The frame has a recessed bar for the missing pin, and two flat platforms each with a raised saltire. VI has been scratched into the surface of the frame in varying arrangements, this is post production and therefore perhaps a personal inscription.


A good comparison and similar artefact is SUR-7A5C46, found in Codford, Wiltshire.

This object contains more than 10% precious metal and is over 300 years old. Consequently, in terms of age and precious metal content, the object qualifies as potential Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Submitted for consideration as Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2018T293


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.74 mm
Weight: 0.96 g
Diameter: 17.67 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Callum Paisnel
Identified by: Mr Richard Henry

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2018T293

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Wingfield (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST8257
Four figure Latitude: 51.31182485
Four figure longitude: -2.25963415
1:25K map: ST8257
1:10K map: ST85NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WILT
Created: 12 months ago
Updated: 7 months ago

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