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Record ID: LIN-B031BF
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy trefoil brooch dating to the Early Medieval period (c. AD 850-950). Two out of three arms of the trefoil are intact and these two arms have been bent round so that the rounded tips meet. The pin is now missing though the remains of an integral lug to attach the pin are apparent in the centre of one of the arms on the reverse. The decoration on the face of the brooch consists of a central triangle formed of two incised lines. Each arm of the brooch also has a double incised border which butts up to the central triangle. Inside this border, each arm is dec…
Created on: Friday 26th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 26th January 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-64672D
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Roman plate brooch dating from the second century in the form of a trefoil with a missing hinged pin and catchplate, Hattatt, 1122/1616. The upper surface of the brooch has three raised bluntly pointed domes each 10mm in diameter and 6mm high. A broken small loop projects from one face above the lower hinged pin attachment. The object is in fair condition, is 34mm long, 28mm wide, 14mm thick and weighs 10.08g.
Created on: Monday 22nd January 2018
Last updated: Monday 22nd January 2018
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Record ID: SF-219D2F
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy Roman brooch of the Trumpet Type. The head of the brooch is decorated with two circular grooves in its front, where the head meets the bow. The rear has two integral lugs with a copper-alloy axis bar which secures part of the pin still in situ. On the top side of the head there is a short fragment of the broken integral headloop. The bow has the distinctive decoration of its type with the waist -moulding depicting two acanthus leaf opposing a swollen central part; two raised mouldings are at the top and at the base of the central motif. The upper part and th…
Created on: Friday 19th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 16th February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Eyke', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-1FEE0D
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete Early Saxon copper alloy small long brooch Leeds 1945 Trefoil-headed type dating to the period c. AD 475 - 525. Only the head survives. The central panel of the head is square, with three semi-circular lobes, two of which are intact. The edge of each intact lobe exhibits a series of punched crescents. The reverse of the head exhibits the stubs of a pierced double lug whcih would have housed the pin mechanism. See: Leeds, E.T, 1945, p. 11, fig. 4.d.
Created on: Friday 19th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 19th January 2018
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Record ID: WREX-E17823
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A near complete Medieval copper alloy single loop sub-triangular buckle c1250-1400. The outer edge of the look is expanded and terminates in a trefoil shaped moulding. There is a narrowed and offset strap bar. The top surface of the brooch is decorated with and has a notch for the pin to rest in. The back of the brooch is plain . The pin is a strip of copper bent round the strap bar, the tip of the pin is missing. The brooch is well preserved and has a dark green patina. For similar examples see Whitehead (2016) pg. 24, No. 112. Length: 25.19mm; width: 35.99mm; thickness: 3.18mm…
Created on: Thursday 4th January 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 7th February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cockshutt', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-2ADDC2
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete Early Saxon copper alloy Small-long brooch of Leeds 1945 Trefoil-headed type, in two pieces with a recent break near the upper end of the bow. The lower part of the footplate is missing (an old break). The bow is D-sectioned with a rectangular panel forming facets at the top and base. On both there is a pair of edge notches, with one transverse groove on the upper one and a pair on the lower. At the top of the footplate edge notches lie above a pair of transverse grooves, with side chamfers above the collar which comprises a transverse rib between grooves. On the reverse a …
Created on: Saturday 2nd December 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 12th December 2017
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Record ID: YORYM-070C62
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
TREASURE CASE : 2017 T1012. An incomplete silver-gilt sexfoil brooch of medieval date, c.AD 1200 - 1400. The brooch frame is formed from six rounded lobes, five of which have a trefoil shaped knop extending outward from the apex. The sixth lobe has a recess for the pin though the pin no longer survives. The point at which four of the lobes meet to the inner side of the frame also have trefoil knops. Two of the lobes do not have these features though they may have been lost to worn breaks. The edges of the lobes are chamfered with traces of gilding remaining and the reverse of the broo…
Created on: Monday 6th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 23rd April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kilham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-30D187
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Part of the head plate from an Anglo-Saxon trefoil small long brooch. The corroded remains of iron pin remain behind the head. The object is in poor condition, is 16mm long, 24mm wide, 10mm thick and weighs 5.70g.
Created on: Sunday 27th August 2017
Last updated: Sunday 10th September 2017
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Record ID: SF-47D6CA
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy small-long type brooch of Early Anglo-Saxon attribution and dating to the Early Medieval period, c. 450-550 AD. It is missing a small portion of its catchplate, pin and a portion of the headplate due to old breaks, but is otherwise complete. The headplate is flat, taking the form of a trefoil in plan, with a central square plate from which extend three semi-circular arms (the left hand of which is now broken away). Each of the arms is decorated on its front face with a border of punched crescents along its edge, while the central element of the headplate…
Created on: Friday 4th August 2017
Last updated: Saturday 7th October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tostock', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HAMP-F1A9CA
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete early early-medieval (Anglo Saxon, c.AD 450-600) copper alloy small-long brooch, with damage to the headplate and catchplate and missing its pin. It measures 64.2 mm in length, (max) 20.9 mm wide and weighs 10.5 gr. The headplate is worn and was probably originally trefoil in shape. One rounded projection survives, bending forwards, extending from a narrow base at the top of the head. The front is decorated with a groove flanking three edges (not the bow-edge) and just inside a pair of punched semi-circles, arranged one inside the other. To the reverse is the worn remai…
Created on: Monday 31st July 2017
Last updated: Monday 14th August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Nether Wallop', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NARC-0C1E14
Object type: PLATE BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy, Hinge Headed brooch of Roman date (AD 43-200). The now missing pin would have been hinged from the axis bar which is held within the transverse cylinder which is broadly circular in cross-section, forming the wings. The cylinder is attached to a broadly rectangular in cross section neck which then attaches at a 90 degree angle to the lozenge shaped plate. The lozenge plate is flat and has a flat outer rim. The plate has then been dived in to five cells, a central square within the lozenge with a raised border which creates four triangular cells between the o…
Created on: Monday 26th June 2017
Last updated: Thursday 3rd May 2018
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Record ID: SUSS-9502BC
Object type: PLATE BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete copper-alloy Romano-British flat enamelled disc brooch, AD.100-200. The brooch comprises a circular copper alloy plate with a trefoil spiral pattern in relief. At the end of each of the arms of the trefoil is a circular cell containing the remains of white enamel. The arms of the trefoil are voided to form cells for red enamel. In the centre of the design is another small circular cell of white enamel. The surrounding field has remnants of blue enamel. The reverse of the brooch is undecorated, it has the catchplate and the remains of the spring in place but has lost the p…
Created on: Thursday 8th June 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 8th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Chichester', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-D3823C
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy early medieval (early Anglo-Saxon) small-long brooch. Only the head and bow of the brooch survive. The head plate is trefoil shaped and there is the remains opf a single lug pin fitting extending from its reverse, covered in iron corrosion. The bow is a narrow strip with a slight raised ridge running down the centre of its outer face and a raised transverse line across its outer face at the point where it joins the head. The surface of the metal is pitted with corrosion and the breaks are well worn. With its trefoil head plate this example belongs to Penn…
Created on: Tuesday 30th May 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 7th March 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Nr. Woodbridge', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CORN-C37A19
Object type: PLATE BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete cast copper alloy Roman brooch with a pelta-shaped plate and crescentic openwork and a large rectangular hooked catchplate on the back at right angles to the plate. This brooch is quite robust and similar to contemporary military belt mounts, but the catchplate suggests that it was used as a brooch and could not be mounted on to a belt with such a long lug. The pin is missing but would have been attached to the opposite terminal to the catchplate which has broken off. The brooch has bifid knops opposite the openwork, on either side, below the trefoil edge which has three bro…
Created on: Wednesday 17th May 2017
Last updated: Friday 11th May 2018
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Record ID: SF-A6AB3C
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy cloisonne disc brooch dating to the late Early-Medieval period (c. 900-1100) of Saunderton type (Weetch type 20.A). It is circular in plan and broadly plano-convex in section, with a flat back and rounded upper surface. Around its edge are eight evenly-spaced lobed collets around the circumferential flange that marks the edge of the backplate, each containing a domed insert of blue glass. The main body of the brooch demonstrates cloisonné (inlaid glass) decoration, with copper-alloy wire forming a trefoil-shaped flower that itself has been inlaid with …
Created on: Thursday 16th March 2017
Last updated: Sunday 9th April 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wordwell', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CAM-2CA569
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: City of Peterborough
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Early-Medieval small-long trefoil-headed brooch formed from cast copper-alloy. This artefact weighs 12.02g and is complete with the exception of a missing pin. The head is in the form of a cross with round-ended arms separated by small, sub-right angled to sub-semi-circular, indented clefts. The necks between each pair of clefts, that join the round-ended terminals of the arms to the central part of the brooch head, have a width of c.5.6mm on the side arms and 7.6mm on the central arm. The centre of the head is rectangular with a transverse (width) measurement of c.15.0mm and longi…
Created on: Friday 10th March 2017
Last updated: Friday 11th August 2017
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Record ID: HAMP-D995D2
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete asymmetrical Roman plate brooch, dating to the period AD 100-250. It is incomplete insofar as the pin is missing, part of the catchplate has broken and one of the knops has partially broken off. The brooch measures 39.02mm in length and 24.74mm at maximum width. Behind the catchplate is a trefoil protrusion, a small central triangle with an oval area to either side: at the centre of each of this is a stamped ring-and-dot. Beyond are two curving ribs in a triangular fashion, a recessed lozenge shape between, 8.82mm in length and 9.34mm wide. This may have contained ena…
Created on: Monday 6th March 2017
Last updated: Friday 10th March 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Buriton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-56E062
Object type: PLATE BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy plate brooch, hollow-backed lozengiform central boss set with with black glass/enamel central dot within green glass/enamel, upper end of brooch comprises a collared trefoil terminal, twin perforated lugs on reverse for missing pin. Lower end missing. Related to Mackreth's Continental plate type 2.d1, on which the panel is lozengiform. Extant length 22mm. Width 11mm. 2nd century.
Created on: Tuesday 28th February 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 28th February 2017
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Record ID: SF-8D32FE
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy fragment from an early Anglo-Saxon small-long brooch, dating c. 450-500 AD. Only a portion of the head survives, with the bow and foot broken away in old damage. The headplate is flat and would originally have been trefoil, consisting of a central rectangular plate with a single flat semi-circular knob projecting from each side and the top. Only the central element and one knob survives intact. No decoration is visible. The reverse has a single integrally cast vertical lug, to one side of which is a concreted mass of iron representing the remnants of t…
Created on: Wednesday 25th January 2017
Last updated: Monday 11th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Risby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-72CEF6
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early medieval copper alloy small long brooch. 45mm in length, 23mm wide and 8mm thick with a weight of 6.56grams. The brooch is intact but worn. It is missing its pin and the catchplate is worn. It has a trefoil shaped headplate which is very abraided. The reverse of this contains a large semi-circular shaped, centrally placed pin lug. The bow is rounded but with no sign of decoration. The footplate has a semi-circular shaped ridge sitting just above its current base. The reverse of this has the base of a long catchplate.
Created on: Tuesday 24th January 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 31st January 2017
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