Ansate brooch
Finder County Date Recorded
Hidden NORFOLK Wed October 26, 2011
Recorded By Views Validated by
Hidden 658 David Lange
Material Size (mm) Date
Copper alloy 45mm x 18mm Circa 7th - 8th century

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Description: An incomplete and corroded Ansate or equal-armed brooch of the middle Anglo-Saxon period.
The arms are fragmented, they may originally have been sub-rectangular or circular in shape. The bow appears to have been damaged resulting in a shallow arch, thereby forcing both arms in a upward direction. The brooch appears to be undecorated, though any original decoration would be lost due to corrosion. The back of the brooch has two widely spaced hinge-lugs and a catchplate, but the iron pin has been lost to corrosion.
Keywords: Ansate brooch
Object Type: Brooch Object Classification: Bow
Object Sub-classification: Ansate or equal-armed Object Description: Incomplete
Object Inscription: Period: Anglo-Saxon
Date Range: Circa 7th - 8th century Primary Material: Copper alloy
Additional Material: Method of Manufacture: Cast
Surface Treatment:
Weight (grams): Size (mm): 45mm x 18mm
References: Comments:
Findspot: Near Diss County: NORFOLK
Recorded elsewhere: No Finder: Hidden
Metal Detector Used: XP Goldmaxx Power Record validated by: David Lange


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