LEIC-45FE4E: Medieval? copper alloy brooch?

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Unique ID: LEIC-45FE4E

Object type certainty: Possibly
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Medieval? copper alloy brooch? c. 30mm long, 24mm wide, 8mm thick, with a weight of 3.59g.

The object is circular in form and sub rectangular in cross section. It consists of two circular loops with a circular cross section, that sit above one another and have been joined together at their cardinal points. When viewed from the side this creates four oval loops.

At three of the cardinal points there is a outwards projecting sphercial knop. At the fourth (top as photographed) there is a flat circular platform and opposite this on the inside of the brooch is what appears to be part of a pin? there is no clear articulation for this so it appears to be fixed in place.

The object is most probably a brooch and could be of Medieval date but it may also be a very corroded younger object.


Recorded via e-mail photos by finder.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1100
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 30 mm
Width: 24 mm
Thickness: 8 mm
Weight: 3.59 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Wendy Scott
Identified by: Wendy Scott

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: Charnwood (District)
Parish or ward: Rearsby (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK6414
Four figure Latitude: 52.71987621
Four figure longitude: -1.05392276
1:25K map: SK6414
1:10K map: SK61SW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Created: 2 months ago
Updated: 2 months ago

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