NMS-5FB5CC: Late early-medieval copper alloy disc brooch with cast Borre style decoration

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BROOCH

Unique ID: NMS-5FB5CC

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Incomplete, bent and very worn late early-medieval copper alloy disc brooch of Kershaw’s East Anglia Series with cast Borre style decoration. It has lost some of its original edge to wear and is now an irregular shape. The decoration is so worn that it is barely visible. However, the typical central sunken roundel surrounded by a concave-sided lozenge can still be made out.

On the reverse, close to the edge, are the worn-down stubs of a perforated pin lug. Opposite this is the worn remains of a C-shaped catchplate. Both of these are set parallel to the edge, which is an Anglo-Saxon, rather than Scandinavian or hybrid Anglo-Scandinavian arrangement (Kershaw 2013, fig. 2.2). 10th century. 

Height: 22.9mm. Width: 28.5mm. Thickness 1.6mm. Weight 4.5g.

Class: East Anglian Series

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 900
Date to: Circa AD 1000

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 22.9 mm
Width: 28.5 mm
Thickness: 1.6 mm
Weight: 4.5 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 30th October 2019 - Wednesday 27th November 2019

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Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 29021
Other reference: DDMD112019

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: Breckland (District)
Parish or ward: Garvestone (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TG0107
Four figure Latitude: 52.62353837
Four figure longitude: 0.96813019
1:25K map: TG0107
1:10K map: TG00NW
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

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Kershaw, J. 2013 Viking Identities: Scandinavian Jewellery in England Oxford Oxford University Press p56-65

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Recording Institution: NMS
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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