OXON-65D2A2: Early-medieval brooch: Saucer brooch

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BROOCH

Unique ID: OXON-65D2A2

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete cast copper alloy saucer brooch of early Anglo-Saxon date (c. AD 450-600). The brooch has an incomplete outwardly-turned rim around a central panel of decoration. The cast decoration is partly obscured by concretion but depicts a central circular motif with an equal-armed cross, and is surrounded by a repeating interlace design possibly of an entwined beast. Gilding survives over much of the outer face. The reverse of the brooch retains both the catch plate and single lug for the pin but iron corrosion adheres to this area, indicative of an iron pin, a common feature of this type of brooch. This brooch was found along with another of identical design, and this may suggest the presence of a grave. The other brooch has been recorded on this database as:

Find of note status

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

Class: Saucer brooch

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 450
Date to: Circa AD 600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 6.6 mm
Weight: 40.4 g
Diameter: 52.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 12th January 2019

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Anni Byard
Identified by: Miss Anni Byard

Other reference numbers

Other reference: OXPAS2019.218

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Decoration style: Interlace
Completeness: Incomplete
Surface Treatment: Gilded

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU0370
Four figure Latitude: 51.4289975
Four figure longitude: -1.95823804
1:25K map: SU0370
1:10K map: SU07SW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: OXON
Created: About one month ago
Updated: About one month ago

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