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    • Object type:BROOCH
    • Description:disc
    • Ascribed culture:Anglo-Saxon style

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Record ID: BH-9EDD57
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
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An incomplete Early Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) cast copper-alloy disc brooch dating AD 450-550. The edges of the face are damaged and very worn. The moulded design consists of a large ring enclosing a dot at the centre. This is surrounded by six equally spaced ring and dot motifs. The reverse of the plate is flat and undecorated. On one edge is a rectangular pin setting with slightly raised edges. On the opposite edge is a very worn and thin triangular catch plate. The surfaces of the brooch, as well as the edges, are very worn, with some pitting and abrasion across the piece. The pa…
Created on: Tuesday 22nd March 2022
Last updated: Friday 1st April 2022
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Record ID: WILT-4CAF6B
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
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An incomplete early Anglo-Saxon (Early Medieval) cast copper alloy keystone garnet or 'jewelled disc' brooch, dating to c AD 525-600. It is missing its pin and shows only a stub of catchplate and pin attachment on the underside. It bears moulded decoration in relief on its display side. There is a central dot within a concentric cell with raised edge. Four triangular keystone settings, also with raised edges, are arranged around the central feature and extending to the outer edge. They would once have held poor-quality garnets, or red glass, now lo…
Created on: Monday 29th November 2021
Last updated: Wednesday 30th March 2022
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Record ID: NMGW-3288EE
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
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An incomplete cast copper alloy bow brooch of Early Medieval date (Early to Mid 5th century AD). The head and pin of the brooch are missing, but the remainder of the brooch is complete and in good condition, including the well-developed catchplate and disc shaped foot terminal. The bow is strongly curved and has an irregular pentagonal section, where the inner surface and sides of the bow are perpendicular to one another while the outer surface has two poorly defined facets. The top of the bow expands to form a roughly square section 4.6mm wide by 5.6mm high. The upper surface of this…
Created on: Monday 5th July 2021
Last updated: Tuesday 6th July 2021
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Record ID: LEIC-73A7BF
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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An incomplete Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) copper-alloy cloisonné enamelled brooch, dating to AD 970 - 1100. Weetch type 20b. The pin, catchplate and much of the outer rim are missing. The front is decorated with a seven point star which is made up of yellow enamel cells for the points; the centre of the star is a circle of blue and red enamel, with a equal-armed cross in dark blue superimposed upon it. The background is dark blue/dark green. The enamel cells are separated by strips of copper alloy, a technique known as cloisonné. The enamel design fills the face of a raised disc. …
Created on: Wednesday 2nd June 2021
Last updated: Friday 4th June 2021
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Record ID: SWYOR-BCFF31
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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An incomplete copper alloy Early Medieval Cloisonné enamel disc brooch dating from AD 1000-1100. The item is the separate copper alloy Cloisonné disc that would have been mounted on a backplate which is missing. The circular disc is sub divided by a four curved wire scrolls running form the outer edge to meet in the centre, forming four spaces one inside each scroll, filled with dark blue enamel. The two spaces formed where the scrolls are back to back are sub-triangular. One is filled with white enamel, and the other, slightly larger one is filled with turquoise green enamel…
Created on: Friday 12th March 2021
Last updated: Thursday 29th April 2021
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Record ID: NMGW-2EE6FC
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
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Early Medieval copper alloy circular brooch of disc type and Early Anglo Saxon date, c. mid 5th to mid 6th century date The cast brooch is sub-circular and is near-complete, missing the pin and with some peripheral damage (with a diameter of 37.8mm – 40.1mm, an overall depth of 13.3mm and a weight of 16.4g). The rear of the brooch is near-flat, slightly dished with less finishing at the centre. The missing pin was secured around a single perforated lug (9.9mm high, 8.5mm long and 2.9m thick at its base with a perforation diameter of 3.0mm). The catch-plate has broken at the cat…
Created on: Thursday 28th January 2021
Last updated: Thursday 28th January 2021
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Record ID: LIN-2C9E0E
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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An Early Medieval silver-gilt small square-headed brooch dating to the 5th-6th century AD. Only the footplate lobe and a small portion of the footplate has survived. The lobe is sub-circular with the outer border decorated with two circumferential rows of stamped triangles, with the points facing each other. This decoration is much worn along one side and the lower aspect. Within this border is a central humanoid en-face Style I head or 'mask', somewhat degenerative. It faces upwards towards the footplate comprising of a semi-circular, rounded brow delineated by two linear groove…
Created on: Wednesday 4th November 2020
Last updated: Friday 21st May 2021
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Record ID: DEV-1A7D5C
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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An incomplete silver and copper alloy early medieval disc brooch, dating to the 9th century, c. AD 800-900. The elaborately decorated front plate of the brooch survives, but the pin is missing and was not recovered in the ensuing excavation of the findspot. There is some damage to the copper alloy backing of the silver, and a small area appears as openwork due to the absence of the backing in this area. In this area, two of the dome headed riveted bosses which are part of the decorative scheme, are also missing. It is circular in plan and flattened in cross section. The majority of th…
Created on: Thursday 22nd October 2020
Last updated: Wednesday 9th March 2022
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cheddar CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-E83F16
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper-alloy brooch of 'cogwheel' type. It is circular and openwork, 30.2mm in diameter, and has a central convex lozenge surrounded by a groove. Beyond the groove are four slightly curved relief lines, one along each side of the lozenge, with each line ending in a flat disc. There are thus two flat discs at either corner of the lozenge, forming a cross shape. The ends of the cross are joined by a ring of copper alloy, leaving four roughly D-shaped holes in the brooch. A groove runs around the centre of the outer ring, and the exterior is shaped into 18 teeth, small rectangular projec…
Created on: Thursday 20th August 2020
Last updated: Friday 2nd July 2021
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Record ID: HAMP-E5506D
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
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An incomplete early Medieval disc brooch with a plain rim. The brooch has a moulded flower / star design with five convex tear drops surrounding a domed central boss, all set within a simple linear border. A fragment of a catchplate is retained on the reverse. Around a third of the brooch disc, including the hinge lug and pin, has been lost.
Created on: Monday 8th June 2020
Last updated: Tuesday 9th June 2020
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Winchester', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-64731B
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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A late Saxon, cast, copper-alloy disc brooch, dating to AD 850 - 1066. The brooch is circular in plan and decorated with a backward-looking beast within a border of 28 pellets. The beast has an upturned tail and open jaws. It has no mane as many other brooches of this type do. The beast has four legs which blend into the border pellets. On the reverse are the incomplete integrally-moulded pin-lug and catch-plate. The pin-lug is positioned directly behind the beast's breast. The catch-plate is intact and curls upwards with the open side facing up. Tom Redmayne comments on PUBLIC-9…
Created on: Tuesday 2nd June 2020
Last updated: Monday 20th July 2020
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Record ID: NLM-63B2F6
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy disc brooch. Cast plate brooch, probably Weetch Type 18, comprising a central circular panel or cell, hollow behind and standing proud, retaining the darker blue enamel ground of a possibly polychrome and possibly cruciform motif, now perhaps crazed by impact, whether recent or ancient is uncertain. A flat rim of width 3.4mm with a possibly cabled edge surrounds the upstanding wall of the central cell. An opposed pin seat and the stub of a pin rest appear on the back, both being brazed to the outermost edge of the rim. Suggested date: Early Medieval, 800-900 Diameter…
Created on: Monday 9th March 2020
Last updated: Monday 9th March 2020
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swinhope', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-9F9192
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: East Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete zoomorphic, copper-alloy early Medieval (Anglo Saxon) disc brooch; circa AD 700-900. The front features a rearward-facing beast with a tail over its back, all four legs are visible. The raised central design is surrounded by a circular notched design and raised border. The back is undecorated. It contains a double pierced lug arrangement with the vestiges of an iron pin. The lug is set centrally, close to the edge of the disc. The corresponding catch plate is missing to antiquity. The surfaces are very abraded with a flaky light green patina. The brooch …
Created on: Tuesday 4th February 2020
Last updated: Tuesday 21st September 2021
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Lewes', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUR-DC92C1
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A broken early Medieval (Middle Anglo-Saxon) cast copper alloy ansate or equal armed brooch with disc on bow, of Weetch (2014) Type II B (Thorle Gr. II E). Both terminals comprise flat circular to tear-drop shaped discs with ring and dot decoration within incised linear borders. The bow is steeply arched, with a plano-convex cross-sectional profile and has a small central disc with further ring and dot decoration. There is a break across this disc leaving the brooch in two halves. The reverse of one terminal carries the stumps of two parallel lugs of a hinge; the other plate has the r…
Created on: Thursday 2nd January 2020
Last updated: Thursday 2nd January 2020
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Record ID: NARC-41A716
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
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An incomplete copper alloy probable brooch, of Early-Medieval date (AD 700-800). The object is most similar to a Weetch's (2013) Type 12. The surviving portion is composed of a flat circular plate, with a central circular perforation and a second complete circular perforation within the outer border of decoration on one side of the object. A third similar perforation is on the opposite side, but is now incomplete. The object is missing approximately 50% of its original form, due to old abraded breaks. The front of the brooch is decorated with a carved and punched pattern. This is c…
Created on: Friday 2nd August 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 6th August 2019
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Record ID: LIN-B123F1
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete, cast, copper-alloy early medieval disc brooch, dating to the 8th century AD. The chip-carving decoration is in a recessed circular frame, consisting of four interlaced serpentine creatures forming a simple knot, biting each other's bodies. They have detailed heads, each with a single sub-circular eye and pointed beak or jaws. The sinuous creatures surround a central, domed, multi-foil copper-alloy annulet which has a circular raised frame. Gilding survives over the creatures and in the recesses of the central annulet. The reverse is undecorated and slightly concave; the…
Created on: Sunday 14th July 2019
Last updated: Friday 17th January 2020
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Record ID: SWYOR-7974C9
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An early Medieval, late Saxon lead disc brooch of Weetch Type 4.A, dating from AD 900 - 1000. The brooch is flat, circular, and decorated on the front with five moulded concentric rings, forming a border. The centre of the brooch is decorated with a moulded straight-armed cross motif. In the centre is a moulded, domed pellet. Each angle is decorated with many small pellets or dots. The reverse has two moulded lugs (a double pin lug) at one side, and the remains of a moulded integral catchplate on the opposite edge. Part of the edge of the brooch is missing. It is 42.5mm in d…
Created on: Monday 17th June 2019
Last updated: Friday 19th March 2021
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Record ID: SUR-75FBBF
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Medieval copper-alloy disc brooch, 15.6mm in diameter, with incised decoration comprising a cross over a field with many pellets in concentric rings. The reverse has an applied hinge and catchplate mechanism formed of a narrow copper alloy plate, widening at one end to form a pierced loop perpendicular to the plate and tapering at the other end forming a hook, which curves back over the plate.
Created on: Monday 17th June 2019
Last updated: Thursday 27th August 2020
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Record ID: IOW-BA9531
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) copper-alloy disc brooch (c. 450-c. 550). The pin and spring mechanism are missing. The brooch is flat and circular in plan with some abrasion around the edges. At the front there is an incised ring-and-dot motif at the centre which has a concentric circle and a central indentation. This central motif is surrounded by three evenly spaced ring-and-dot motifs which are of similar size and design as the central one. Beyond these three motifs there is a single incised circle. The rear face has a pin lug and catch-plate which are on…
Created on: Saturday 8th June 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 29th April 2020
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-BECE1C
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete early medieval cast silver disc brooch inlaid with niello, in well-preserved condition. The front of the brooch is decorated extensively with foliar and zoomorphic motifs in the Trewhiddle style. On the reverse is a one-piece pin mechanism comprising spring, pin and catch-plate, secured to the disc by three rivets. The pin was in a closed position when the brooch was found. The main design on the front of the brooch comprises a cross with concave-sided arms, overlaying a saltire of four tongue-shaped lobes. The edges of both cross and saltire consist of rows of pellets…
Created on: Wednesday 15th May 2019
Last updated: Monday 10th January 2022
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Swaffham', grid reference and parish protected.


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