NLM-2512A6: Early Medieval Cruciform Brooch fragment

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Unique ID: NLM-2512A6

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Copper alloy brooch fragment. Foot of a cast cruciform brooch, in the form of a zoomorphic horse head terminal. At the top a pair of moulded cross ridges separated this from the rest of the bow [lost]. A slightly keeled longitudinal central ridge bears small horizontal slashes along its crest. A slight expansion at the midpoint also marks the positions of two moulded round eyes and, in profile view, the thickest part of the brooch foot. The object then tapers slightly towards a pair of ovals representing the flared nostrils of the horse, with a pair of incised lines dividing them. The object has a dark surface patina overall. This may come from a disturbed early Anglo-Saxon grave, though the surface condition does not indicate it has been subject to prolonged abrasion: the disturbance may have been relatively recent. Suggested date: Early Medieval, 410-600

Length: 32.2mm, Width: 11.9mm, Thickness: 4.1mm, Weight: 5.19gms

Class: Cruciform

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Subperiod to: Early
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Saxon
Date from: Circa AD 410
Date to: Circa AD 600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 32.2 mm
Width: 11.9 mm
Thickness: 4.1 mm
Weight: 5.19 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 18th February 2019

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Martin Foreman
Identified by: Mr Martin Foreman

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM41803

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Decoration style: Zoomorphic
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: West Lindsey (District)
To be known as: near Market Rasen

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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