IOW-BC5CA9: Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon): Small-long Brooch

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Unique ID: IOW-BC5CA9

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A fragment of an Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) small-long brooch (c. 450-c. 600).

This flat fragment is the lower part of the foot. The sides flare outwards and downwards towards the bottom. The front face has two ring-and-dot motifs, one above the other. The upper motif has been truncated by a transverse break. There is also a truncated ring-and-dot motif at the left lower corner. The rear face is plain.

The brooch has a dull green patina with traces of a white metal coating/wash at the front. The break at the top is old and the edges are abraded.

Length: 12.7mm; width: 14.6mm; thickness: 2.0mm. Weight: 1.26g.

Small-long brooches have been published (MacGregor and Bolick 1993: 124-147).

MacGregor, A and Bolick, E. 1993. A Summary Catalogue of the Anglo-Saxon Collections in the Ashmolean Museum. British Archaeological Reports (British Series) 230.

Class: small-long

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
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 450
Date to: Circa AD 600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 12.7 mm
Width: 14.6 mm
Thickness: 2 mm
Weight: 1.26 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 26th February 2019 - Tuesday 26th February 2019

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2019-3-40

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Fragment
Surface Treatment: White metal coated

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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