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    • Object type: BROOCH
    • Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
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Record ID: BH-18543A
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragment of a copper-alloy small-long brooch dating to the fifth or sixth centuries AD. The fragment comprises the leg, foot and catchplate of the brooch. The leg is rectangular in form and in section. The upper surface is decorated with two bands of horizontal grooves. The panels formed in between these two bands have slightly bevelled edges. The leg conceals a portion of the damaged catchplate which is rectangular in shape. Where the leg meets the foot, the brooch becomes hemispherical in section and possesses two panels of decoration, one of three reel mouldings, the other of two…
Created on: Monday 13th February 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 15th March 2017
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Record ID: IOW-08E011
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete early Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) brooch of 'miniature bow brooch' type (c. 450-c. 550). The lower half of the foot and the pin are missing. The head is flat and semi-circular and has stamped decoration around the edges at the front. Well in from the edge of the head, about halfway towards the centre, there is a curved line of stamped quatrefoil-like motifs. The motifs are perhaps sub-square or sub-circular with a ridged cross. There are also slight indications of nicks around the edge of the head The lower part of the head has a rectangular projection to either side…
Created on: Sunday 12th February 2017
Last updated: Thursday 10th August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-77185F
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete gold strip brooch dating to the Middle Anglo-Saxon period. The brooch comprises a flat, elongated lozengiform plate, slightly asymmetrical in shape, tapering towards wire-like terminals which have been hammered into a square section. One terminal forms a closed loop and the other an open hook, representing the remains of a pin mechanism. The front of the plate is decorated with a border of triangular notches, irregularly spaced and sized. Some heavy scratches are present. The back of the brooch is undecorated. This brooch can be categorised as Weetch's (2013) Type 31.B, …
Created on: Tuesday 24th January 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 15th January 2019
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Record ID: PUBLIC-230C0F
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete copper-alloy ansate brooch of Early Medieval date (c. AD 700-900).About half of the bow and the foot survive; the break is old. The bow is steeply curved and slightly faceted on the front, with a transverse rib at the centre of the bow and the break just beyond this. There is another transverse rib at the junction of bow and foot and a third at the end of the foot. In between are undecorated rectangular panels. On the reverse where the foot and bow meet back are the remains of an incomplete but integrally cast catchplate. The entire object measures 27mm in length, 9mm in…
Created on: Friday 20th January 2017
Last updated: Saturday 20th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cold Hanworth', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUR-A853C4
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An Early Medieval copper-alloy small-long brooch. The brooch has a cruciform-type rectangular head with two small side projections, which might once have been side knobs, and a triangular top knob whose edges continue down onto the headplate to form a raised central panel. The narrow arched bow has a rectangular-section area right at the top, but is mainly pentagonal in cross-section. The panel at the top of the foot, immediately below the bow, is decorated with a series of transverse grooves. The foot then flares to form a flatter terminal. The brooch retains a single pin lug and the …
Created on: Monday 2nd January 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 16th May 2018
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Record ID: FAKL-CCF8FB
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Leeds
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Medieval cloisonné enamel brooch. Gilt cast copper alloy with pseudo filigree and granulation. In its centre is a 15.5mm diameter x 2.0mm high collet containing enamel/glass inlay. This consist of four, rectangular pieces of pale blue glass arranged to form a cross. Between these elements are four keystone shaped pieces of dark blue glass which may have been made up of smaller pieces or have been fragmented. In the centre of the setting is what appears to be a piece of degraded white glass. It is not possible to see walls between the cells and this brooch might be better descri…
Created on: Friday 4th November 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 29th November 2016
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Record ID: IOW-92ED94
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) silver-gilt small square-headed brooch (c. 450-c. 600). Treasure case no. 2016 T797. Part of the head-plate, part of the bow, the pin and the lower part of the brooch are missing. The brooch is moulded at the front and flat at the rear. It has a flat head-plate frame decorated with two parallel wavy lines of punched indentations. The raised head-plate second panel has a line of deep interlocking triangular cells some of which contain a silver grey substance which may be decayed niello. The inner panel has a 'beaded' border and is divided into…
Created on: Saturday 8th October 2016
Last updated: Thursday 30th August 2018
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Record ID: BUC-5150E5
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragment of a gilded copper alloy Anglo Saxon great square-headed brooch, dating to the6th century AD. The fragment consists of part of the foot and a fragment of bow. A raised line runs down the centre of the foot, forming (in Hines's terminology) a footplate bar. This is formed from three parallel strands, with the central strand thinner than the two flanking strands. To either side of this bar is a triangular field, the footplate inner panel. Each of these has similar decoration of three U-shaped relief Style I elements, perhaps legs. These triangular fields are set within narro…
Created on: Friday 23rd September 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 12th September 2018
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Record ID: NMGW-3E31B4
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Denbighshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The mount comprises a gold baseplate, slightly crumpled, cut to a curved tapering form with a straight wide end, to fit the recessed cell of a (now missing) gilt bronze or silver penannular or pseudo-penannular brooch. The outer face of the baseplate is decorated with a spherical blue glass bead set in a gold collar, and a pattern of S- and Z-scrolls delineated by beaded wire (filigree) and other motifs (C-scrolls with central scrolled stems) within a plain beaded wire border. To one side of the bead is a now empty rectangular collet. The overall length of the base-plate is 22.5mm;…
Created on: Thursday 22nd September 2016
Last updated: Monday 4th September 2017
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Record ID: PUBLIC-14D184
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A cast copper-alloy early Anglo-Saxon small-long brooch. The headplate is of trefoil type, with a square central panel formed from a linear groove along the top and sides. Above and to either side of this are three flat knobs, all originally probably semi-circular, with D-shaped cut-outs where they attach to the central panel and similar linear grooves beyond these creating a double line with the grooves approximately 4.5mm apart. The reverse of the headplate carries an integrally cast single D-shaped lug for the pin, with a central circular perforation. The pin itself is missing. …
Created on: Thursday 8th September 2016
Last updated: Friday 23rd September 2016
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Record ID: DENO-ED8262
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete copper alloy disc brooch of early medieval date. The brooch is flat and circular with a complex Borre-style design on the front surface. This comprises a central ridged cross shape within a circular border, with a pellet in each quarter. Radiating from this are three shapes which may represent heads or skulls, alternating with a geometric design of three radial ridges, a curve parallel to the edge, and another three ridges. The reverse is undecorated, and has the remains of the attachment lug for the missing pin, and the catchplate; both of these are parallel to and set v…
Created on: Tuesday 6th September 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd October 2018
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Record ID: IOW-A1F47D
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete (unfinished) Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) copper-alloy brooch (c. 450-c. 550). The pin lug is intact but has not been pierced. The flat arms, slightly convex at the front and flat at the rear, are of slightly different lengths (17.5mm and 13.2mm) making the brooch not strictly equal-armed. They are broadly 'T'-shaped, with the rounded wide ends adjoining the bow (widths 12.4 and 11.1mm). The long elements both taper to a rounded end. The faceted bow that joins the arms curves very slightly in side profile. It is triangular in cross-section and flat at the rear. At the re…
Created on: Sunday 21st August 2016
Last updated: Thursday 22nd March 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BERK-336C57
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: West Berkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragment of a cast gilded copper alloy brooch of Anglo-Saxon date, c. 5th or 6th century AD. The fragment is small to be able to ascertain which type of brooch it came from, but the gilding, relief decoration and two or more circular fields suggest it is likely to be a saucer brooch. The surviving decoration consists of one or perhaps two worn beaded borders around an inner field which has Style I relief decoration of an angled headframe with an outward-curled end, around a ring-and-dot eye which may have the base of a beak or jaws extending from it. The outside of the brooch is wid…
Created on: Tuesday 16th August 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 10th January 2018
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Record ID: SF-0C14EB
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragment of a copper alloy early medieval (early Anglo-Saxon) small-long brooch. Only the foot of the brooch survives. This is simple in form with a rectangular section expanding to a triangular terminal. There is a raised tranverse band with a transverse groove across its centre separating these two areas. The triangular terminal is narrow with inward-curving sides and an outward-curving outer end. Its outer face is decorated with a line of punched circular dots outlining the edges. To the reverse of the rectangular area there is a small incomplete catch-plate. The surface of the me…
Created on: Thursday 21st July 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 21st August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Woodbridge', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-4BC86B
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Treasure case 2016 T564: Acquired by Dorset County Museum A silver penny of Edward the Confessor which has been modified by gilding and piercing, probably to form a brooch. The gilding covers the reverse and edges of the obverse. Three circular holes have been drilled through, burrs around the edges suggest this was mainly from the obverse. The holes are situated near the edge at 1 o'clock, 5 o'clock and 8 o'clock (seen from the reverse). A crack runs between the one at 1 o'clock and the edge. The coin is a Bust facing / small cross type dating to early to mid-1060s minted by Sideman…
Created on: Tuesday 12th July 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bere Regis', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-CE6945
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An Early Medieval copper alloy and gilded saucer brooch, dating to the late 5th to 6th centuries. The copper alloy brooch is circular in plan and in profile the brooch is a trapezoid due to the outer rim which is obliquely angled outwards. The outer face of the brooch is decorated with a centrally placed incised five pointed star motif. There is a circular boss in the centre of the star motif which has been moulded in light relief. The star is enclosed within a circumferential band with a radial bar design. This design consists of a series of incised linear ribs in groups equally spac…
Created on: Wednesday 6th July 2016
Last updated: Monday 15th October 2018
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Record ID: SUR-D3EF81
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A well preserved Early Medieval gilded copper-alloy button brooch. On the face of the brooch is a stylised facing head wearing what appears to be a helmet. The iron spring attached to the hinge on the reverse is corroded. Suzuki 2008.
Created on: Tuesday 31st May 2016
Last updated: Saturday 12th May 2018
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Record ID: BERK-9EB34C
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete cast copper alloy early-medieval (Anglo-Saxon) brooch, probably a cruciform, dating from c. AD 475-c. 600. The brooch has a rectangular head with slightly higher central panel and slightly lower wings; there is no decoration on the headplate and no knobs survive. The bow is arched, with short raised rectangular-section panels above and below the central part, which has sloping sides and a flat medial strip. The foot begins with a tapering undecorated flat panel, which has a flat lappet projecting from either side. These are incomplete but may have been crescentic in s…
Created on: Monday 16th May 2016
Last updated: Saturday 20th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Marlborough', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-4A2BC7
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Wakefield
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper alloy penannular brooch dating from the late Roman or Early Medieval period, about AD 400 - 700. It is Fowler Type F1 which has zoomorphic terminals facing back along the frame, which are solid cast, not folded back. The top of the animal heads are decorated with a ring and dot motif containing degraded probable enamel, now a white or pale green colour. The hoop is decorated with groups of half-circumferential grooves on the upper face only. The broch has a grey patina. It is slightly distorted, the terminals overlapping a little. It is 50.6mm long, 50mm wide and 6.7mm thick.…
Created on: Thursday 12th May 2016
Last updated: Friday 29th July 2016
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Record ID: BERK-5EFEB7
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete copper alloy disc brooch of early Anglo-Saxon date. The brooch is flat and was originally circular, but now just over half survives. The brooch is decorated with three sets of five concentric circles incised on the face, each with a central hole; there is a fourth, slightly larger, hole which cuts through one of the outer circles, and a hint of another circle at the break. Traces of gilding survives within the grooved circles. Traces of a white metal coating (tinning?) are discernible on the flat front surface of the brooch, consistent with numerous examples of the type (…
Created on: Tuesday 19th April 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd October 2018
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