BUC-FF6074: Early Medieval plate brooch

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Unique ID: BUC-FF6074

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An incomplete copper alloy early medieval disc brooch, dating from c. 5th to 6th century AD. The brooch is flat and circular, with a border of small punched ring-and-dot motifs running round the edge of the disc. Many of these motifs are now worn on the very edge, so that they appear crescentic. There is also a central circular dot.

The reverse is not decorated. There is the remains of the sub-circular pin lug on one edge, with orange iron staining surrounding this, suggesting the pin was iron. On the opposite edge is the trapezoidal catchplate, now folded over so the end touches the plate. The reverse has a dark green patina. The front of the brooch is a brassy brown colour, possibly from cleaning. The brooch measures 36.3mm in diameter, 10.2mm at maximum thickness, and weighs 15.94g.

A similar brooch can be seen in MacGregor and Bolick 1993, page 58, number 4.7.

Class: disc

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
Thickness: 10.2 mm
Weight: 15.94 g
Diameter: 36.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 7th March 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Arwen Wood
Identified by: Arwen Wood

Other reference numbers

Other reference: AYBCM 4813

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Buckinghamshire (County)
District: Aylesbury Vale (District)
Parish or ward: Haddenham (District Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP7306
Four figure Latitude: 51.74795109
Four figure longitude: -0.94399026
1:25K map: SP7306
1:10K map: SP70NW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Date find submitted for recording
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BUC
Created: 12 months ago
Updated: 8 months ago

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