HAMP-CF365D: Medieval brooch

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Unique ID: HAMP-CF365D

Object type certainty: Certain
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A fragment of a medieval (1250-1350) lead-alloy annular brooch consisting of a flat, lozenge-shaped boss with raised decoration in the form of four pointed-oval petals with central longitudinal rib arranged around a central pellet. The background appears to be raised cross-hatch and the edge of the lozenge is raised.
To the reverse is a raised curved rib 1.5mm in width, all that now remains of the brooch frame.
The object measures 17.6mm in length, 16.3mm in width, 3.1mm in thickness (exclusive of curving rib, 2.0mm thick) and weighs 1.63g. It is not possible to calculate the original diameter of this brooch, though a complete example of the type (in gilt-silver) is recorded on this database - HAMP-546303.


Similar examples of annular brooches with decorative bosses are dated to the late 13th/ early-14th century (Treasure Annual Report 2004, 98 no. 156, 2004T200), Gloucestershire (Treasure Annual Report 2005/6, 106, no. 328, 2006T135 [GLO-DAC8F7]) and Suffolk 2011T21 [NMS-D8B8F2]. See also HAMP-5AC0CB.

Class: annular

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1250
Date to: Circa AD 1350

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 17.6 mm
Width: 16.3 mm
Thickness: 3.1 mm
Weight: 1.63 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Katie Hinds
Identified by: Ms Katie Hinds

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Hampshire Cultural Trust Object Entry Form WINCM 708

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: East Dorset (District)
To be known as: St. Leonards and St. Ives

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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