LEIC-0801DD: Early Medieval? copper alloy brooch or mount

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Unique ID: LEIC-0801DD

Object type certainty: Probably
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Early medieval? copper alloy brooch or mount, 23mm long, 22mm wide and 1mm thick with a weight of 1.92g.

The object is sub rectangular in form and cross section and is incomplete. It appears it would have been circularoriginally and has a central circular hole, 2-3mm in diameter in its centre. Around this is a plain raiosed central cross motif and in each 'quarter' there is a raised triangular motif sitting in the part nearest the cross. This then becomes a short raised line before bifurcating and forming a swirl to each side. The upper edge (as shown) is the only intact edge and has a solid raised border. At the end of the cross arm it has a semi-circular recess in its edge. The decoration suggests it may be some form of nummular brooch or perhaps it is a decorative mount? Date wise it is likely to be late early medieval to high medieval.

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Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 700
Date to: Circa AD 1300

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 23 mm
Width: 22 mm
Thickness: 1 mm
Weight: 1.92 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Wendy Scott
Identified by: Wendy Scott

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: Hinckley and Bosworth (District)
Parish or ward: Osbaston (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK4104
Four figure Latitude: 52.63221155
Four figure longitude: -1.39565081
1:25K map: SK4104
1:10K map: SK40SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Recording Institution: LEIC
Created: 2 months ago
Updated: About one month ago

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