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Record ID: WREX-E17823
Object type: BROOCH
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; w…
Created on: Thursday 4th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 8th January 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 s…
Created on: Saturday 2nd December 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 12th December 2017
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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 remains…
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: 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: Monday 26th June 2017
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Record ID: SUSS-9502BC
Object type: 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: Thursday 22nd June 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Chichester', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CORN-C37A19
Object type: 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: Tuesday 11th July 2017
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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 e…
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 longit…
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 enamel…
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 th…
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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Record ID: SUR-FC7906
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Middle Iron Age copper-alloy brooch (c.500-200BC). The brooch has a central rectangular plate with rounded sides which is pierced by a group of fourteen drilled circular holes. The holes are arranged with a central line of eight and a line of three on each side. At one end is and offset trefoil terminal which is pierced by three holes. At the opposite end is a single offset projecting rounded lobe. The hinge for the missing pin projects from the back of the trefoil terminal and retains corrosion from the missing pin.The catchplate at the opposite end is wide, thick and rounded. The h…
Created on: Friday 6th January 2017
Last updated: Friday 17th March 2017
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Record ID: SF-DB7050
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy early Anglo-Saxon small-long brooch c. 450-500 AD. Only part of the head and upper bow survive, with the lower part of the bow, foot, and one of the projecting head elements missing due to old breaks. The head is trefoil-shaped in plan and a central rectangular panel delimited by incised grooves from the upper and lateral edges of which (though the left-hand example has broken away) small flat expanded semi-circular knops project. Each of these has been decorated with single or double linear incisions where it joins the central panel. On the centre of th…
Created on: Tuesday 29th November 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 14th December 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Theberton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-DB378A
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy small-long brooch of early Anglo-Saxon date c. 450-500 AD. Only the head of the brooch and the upper part of the bow survive the rest is missing due to old breaks. The head of the brooch is trefoil shaped in plan, with three flat expanded semi-circular knops and a central rectangular element. The knops have single or double linear incisions where they join the central panel which also have incised borders. Below this, the faceted bow is distorted due to old damage. The back face of the head has a single integral vertical lug with a mass of corroded iron…
Created on: Tuesday 29th November 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 14th December 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Theberton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-B35DA4
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete Early Saxon small long brooch of Leeds' trefoil-headed type. The head-plate retains one complete top knob and the stub of one lateral knob. Both are integrally cast and flat. There are traces of a punched annulet border running around the edge of the head-plate. On the reverse it retains the remains of the single pierced lug which is surrounded by iron corrosion product from the missing pin. The bow terminates in a worn break. See Leeds, 1945, p.11, fig. 4g.
Created on: Tuesday 15th November 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 15th November 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Old Buckenham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-C79653
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy, Roman hinge-headed brooch, dating to circa AD 43-200. The brooch is missing the right hand tubular wing, the pin and possibly the original enamel decoration. The now missing pin would have been hinged from the axis bar which is held within the remaining left hand transverse cylinder which is broadly circular in cross-section. 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 four …
Created on: Friday 4th November 2016
Last updated: Thursday 24th November 2016
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Record ID: LANCUM-76682D
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete 2nd-century Roman copper-alloy equal-ended plate brooch. The brooch consists of a main circular plate with raised border, featuring a central circular perforation also with a border. At opposing ends is a trefoil protrusion, below which, on one end, is an abraded sub-triangular catchplate and, on the other, is double semi-circular pin lug with axis bar retained. Around the axis bar is hinged the remains of a pin and a rounded perforated terminal with angular area. On their upper surface each protrusion features three punched ring-and-dots in each lobe of the trefoil. The …
Created on: Monday 31st October 2016
Last updated: Monday 7th November 2016
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