DOR-D46A8D: Early Medieval brooch

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Unique ID: DOR-D46A8D

Object type certainty: Probably
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A broken and incomplete copper alloy mount or strap fitting of Early Medieval date.The mount is elongate and sub-rectangular with one rounded end and the other broken. It has a rectangular cross section. The front of the plate is decorated with a moulded interlace design forming seven sub-circular knots set in a framing ridge around the edge of the plate. On the reverse are the stubs of two pierced lugs, possibly for attachment through a leather strap. The mount is broken in two.
Date: Early-Medieval - c. 800- 1000
Dimensions: 56.69 mm x 9.48 mm 8.10 mm
Weight: 6.58 g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Subperiod to: Late
Date from: Circa AD 800
Date to: Circa AD 1000

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 56.69 mm
Width: 9.48 mm
Thickness: 8.1 mm
Weight: 6.58 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Lucy Bevan
Identified by: Mrs Lucy Bevan
Secondary identifier: Ms Ciorstaidh Hayward Trevarthen

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCMS 017829

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: West Dorset (District)
Parish or ward: Toller Porcorum (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SY5596
Four figure Latitude: 50.76183628
Four figure longitude: -2.63939234
1:25K map: SY5596
1:10K map: SY56NE
Grid reference source: From 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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Recording Institution: DOR
Created: About one month ago
Updated: 28 days ago

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