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    • Object type: BROOCH

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Record ID: NMS-A848F9
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Fragment of lead-alloy disc brooch. Broken across a domed centre and part of the flange around the edge, with an incomplete catch-plate on the reverse of the surviving part of the flange. The dome is decorated with two bisecting ribs forming a low relief cross. Almost all the original edge, pin and catch-plate are missing. Surviving length 20mm. Height (excluding pin-lug) 6mm. Original estimated diameter 28mm. Probably Late Saxon. Although no very close parallel has been found Late Saxon lead disc brooches are a well-known type. See for example SWYOR-939E21, LEIC-A2A4A2 and SF-120845.
Created on: Wednesday 22nd June 2016
Last updated: Thursday 27th April 2017
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Record ID: NMS-7D016C
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy brooch. Open square frame, each side slightly concave on the upper face, with a boss decorated with closely spaced segmented lines forming each corner. One boss is split by the constriction for the (missing) pin. Gilded. Measuring 20 x 21mm. Circa 13th - 14th century.
Created on: Monday 20th June 2016
Last updated: Monday 20th June 2016
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Record ID: NMS-09B90A
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of medieval silver annular brooch, in two pieces. Rectangular-sectioned twisted frame with two mounts in the form of sexfoil flowers soldered to the upper face, each petal concave on the upper face around a central convex boss. The mounts have been trimmed to the shape of the petals. Slight traces of gilding. Not enough survives to estimate the original diameter. Diameter of bosses 9mm. Width of frame 2mm. Weight 1.0g. For a similar example see BUC-25AA82. Late 13th - early 14th century.
Created on: Wednesday 27th April 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 6th June 2017
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Record ID: NMS-CD4689
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Silver brooch. Annular frame, flat on the reverse and slightly convex on the upper face, engraved with four animal heads with annulets for eyes and pointed ears arranged in facing pairs either side of the constriction for the (missing) pin and transverse groove forming the pin rest. A brambled boss (multiple closely spaced annulets) separate the pairs of heads on each side of the frame. Gilded. See BH-DB9C1B and NMS-15AD60 for examples of a similar form. Diameter 14mm. Width of frame 2mm. Weight 0.37g. Circa 13th century.
Created on: Tuesday 12th April 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 6th June 2017
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Record ID: NMS-BC99D4
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval silver annular brooch. The frame is flat on the reverse and convex on the upper face, in the form of a two snakes, the smaller snake wrapped around one half of the larger, the separate heads and a fragment of wire forming the tip of a tail soldered onto the frame so there is a head at either end of the pin when the brooch is closed. The sheet pin has a double rib before the loop. The half of the frame formed by the body of the larger snake is decorated with a zigzag triple rib with crosshatching in the resulting triangular fields to either side. The other half of the frame ha…
Created on: Monday 11th April 2016
Last updated: Thursday 25th August 2016
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Record ID: NMS-1BA817
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy Colchester Derivative bow brooch with rear hook (Mackreth 2011 CD RH). Both C-sectioned wings broken, with an angled transverse groove surviving on one and possible traces of solder on the reverse, D-sectioned bow with a groove along either edge. Pin, spring, rear-hook and lower part of bow missing. Surviving width 18mm. Surviving length 23mm. Circa AD 43 - 65. Finder's reference AB436.
Created on: Monday 15th February 2016
Last updated: Monday 15th February 2016
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Record ID: NMS-1B8E46
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
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Roman copper alloy Colchester Derivative bow brooch with hinged pin (Mackreth 2011 CD H). Tubular wings holding corroded iron axis bar and fragment of copper alloy pin, D-sectioned bow broken before foot. Very worn with slight traces of grooves on the wings and bow. Width 35mm. Surviving length 23mm. Circa AD 50 - 150. Finder's reference AB409.
Created on: Monday 15th February 2016
Last updated: Monday 15th February 2016
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Record ID: NMS-0E2C27
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy Colchester Derivative Rear Hook (Mackreth, 2011, CD RH) brooch. Incomplete C-sectioned wings decorated with at least three transverse ribs, broken rear hook, triangular-sectioned bow with possible median longitudinal rib now almost complete worn away, and a shallow line along each side, with an incomplete catch-plate on the reverse. Spring and pin missing. Distorted. Width (at least, reconstructed) 40mm. Length 72mm. Circa 43 - 65 AD.
Created on: Thursday 21st January 2016
Last updated: Thursday 21st January 2016
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Record ID: NMS-42BB88
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron Age or Roman copper alloy Nauheim Derivative brooch. Flat, undecorated bow tapering slightly from spring with four coils to distorted foot with broken catch-plate. Transition between bow and pin smooth with only slight change in width and thickness. Pin missing. Surviving length 48mm. Width at spring 12mm. Maximum width of bow 4mm. Circa 50 BC - 80 AD.
Created on: Friday 18th December 2015
Last updated: Monday 11th February 2019
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Record ID: NMS-4180D5
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy brooch, Mackreth 2011 Knee Br 2.b2. D-shaped head with two pierced lugs on the reverse holding the spring and remains of pin, flattened D-sectioned bow tapering before a slightly expanded foot. Small catchplate broken at the fold. Completely plain. Length 29mm. Width 10.5. Mid 2nd - mid 3rd century.
Created on: Friday 18th December 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd January 2017
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Record ID: NMS-28E99A
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy Colchester Derivative Hinged brooch (Mackreth, 2011, Type CD H 5.k.). Circular-sectioned wings with seam or groove along upper and lower face, upper part of hinged pin held by axis bar, upper part of plain oval-sectioned bow. Lower part of bow, catch-plate and most of pin missing. Traces of white metal coating. Width 47mm. Surviving length 24mm.
Created on: Thursday 17th December 2015
Last updated: Monday 11th February 2019
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Record ID: NMS-2771C4
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Ceredigion
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman hinged bow brooch. Broken, corroded and worn, with trumpet-like head and oval-sectioned bow. Catch-plate, pin, axis bar and part of head missing. The surface is powdery and cracked and may be burnt. Surviving length 47mm. Surviving width 15mm. 1st century AD.
Created on: Thursday 17th December 2015
Last updated: Monday 11th February 2019
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Record ID: NMS-6B8603
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy Colchester Derivative Rear Hook brooch (Mackreth CD RH type). C-sectioned wings the edges damaged, scar from missing rear hook, oval-sectioned bow, most of catch-plate missing, pin and spring missing. The bow is plain, the wings decorated with a pair of angled lines and knurled rib either side of the bow. Length 39mm. Width 32mm. Mid 1st century.
Created on: Tuesday 8th December 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 8th December 2015
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Record ID: NMS-00618C
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy brooch. Triangular-sectioned annular frame with a pointed projection on one side and an empty collet on the other, with a constriction possibly retaining a corroded fragment of pin between. The whole surface is covered in an orange-brown deposit but is non-magnetic. Measuring 30 x 19mm. Internal diameter 13mm. For a similar example from a c.1270 - c.1350 context see Egan and Pritchard (2002, 254, fig.164, no.1335). 13th - 14th century.
Created on: Monday 21st September 2015
Last updated: Friday 24th June 2016
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Record ID: NMS-7333DC
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy brooch, Mackreth (2011) CD RH type. C-sectioned wings, elaborately moulded with plain narrow ribs, knurled ribs and concave mouldings, the end of one missing, with corrosion probably from solder on the rear of both. The rear hook, spring and pin are missing. Trapezoidal-sectioned bow with three median longitudinal grooves with short transverse dashes arranged alternately to give the impression of two zigzag lines. The openwork catch-plate is broken across two apertures almost flush with the rear of the bow, and the tip of the foot is missing. There are traces of tin…
Created on: Friday 21st August 2015
Last updated: Friday 21st August 2015
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Record ID: NMS-4C1582
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Late medieval or post-medieval silver, gilded brooch with open, slightly angled flat-sectioned frame. The upper face is decorated with filigree and pellets, with a line of twisted wire around the internal and external edges either side of a row of pellets each surrounded by an annulet of twisted wire with two small pellets between each of the larger pellets. The frame is pierced for a cast, D-sectioned pin with a double transverse moulding before the loop and recessed on the underside for the frame. External diameter 19mm. Internal diameter 10.5mm. Weight 1.0g. Very similar broo…
Created on: Friday 7th August 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 9th February 2016
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Record ID: NMS-A3B8C4
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Incomplete medieval annular brooch, perhaps half surviving, now in two pieces (break occurred at or just after discovery), bent and distorted. Ancient breaks across the constriction for the (missing) pin and across the flat-sectioned frame. Engraved with an outer border of two fine engraved lines with closely spaced angled lines between, with an inner inscription in Lombardic script between two more deeply engraved lines, beginning from the pin constriction with a rectangular quatrefoil S ]?[ O E ∙ [. The second letter falls on the break, and the brooch is bent through the O making …
Created on: Monday 6th July 2015
Last updated: Monday 21st December 2015
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Record ID: NMS-295F67
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy Trumpet brooch (Mackreth 2011 type TR). Single loop broken, pin and spring missing, sub-oval-sectioned bow with half-round moulding, broken before catch-plate. Extremely worn and bent. Surviving length 32mm. 1st - 2nd century.
Created on: Tuesday 30th June 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 30th June 2015
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Record ID: NMS-284753
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy Colchester Derivative Rear Hook brooch (Mackreth 2011 type CD RH). C-sectioned wings, broken rear hook, slight crest at top of D-sectioned bow with a groove along each edge fading before the break. Spring, pin, and lower part of bow missing. Width 22mm. Surviving length 25mm.
Created on: Tuesday 30th June 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 30th June 2015
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Record ID: NMS-98AA06
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Medieval silver annular brooch. Circular-sectioned frame with four evenly spaced globular brambled bosses around the frame, one of which originally concealed the join in the frame, now slightly distorted and just visible. Cast pin with brambled boss next to loop, the tip recessed on the underside for the frame. Diameter 28.5mm (including bosses), 26.5 excluding bosses. Weight 3.46g. Other similar examples recorded on the PAS database include SF-56F631, BH-457F21 and NMS-8FCB95 (HER32619, Near Swaffham, Norfolk). 13th century.
Created on: Thursday 11th June 2015
Last updated: Thursday 11th May 2017
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