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annular brooch

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2001,0103.10

  • Description

    Fragmentary remains of a copper alloy annular brooch, comprising a group of tiny copper alloy fragments with a handful of larger ones, together with two fragments of the iron pin. Two copper alloy fragments from the annular ring, one from the outer edge and one from the inner edge. Both are decorated with punched ornament comprising inverted 'V's with the apex to the curved surface, plus linear bands of short slashes running across the surface from the outer to the inner edge. The pin fragments are largely iron corrosion with traces of mineral preserved textile.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 6thC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    2013 22 Mar-27 Oct, Woodbridge, Sutton Hoo Visitor Centre, Before Sutton Hoo

  • Conservation

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  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2001

  • Acquisition notes

    Finds were discovered during the archaeological excavations before the Visitor Centre was constructed. The National trust donated all of the finds to the British Museum.

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    2001,0103.10

  • Additional IDs

    • SF2053 (Small find number)
Fragmentary remains of a copper alloy annular brooch, comprising a group of tiny copper alloy fragments with a handful of larger ones, together with two fragments of the iron pin. Two copper alloy fragments from the annular ring, one from the outer edge and one from the inner edge. Both are decorated with punched ornament comprising inverted 'V's with the apex to the curved surface, plus linear bands of short slashes running across the surface from the outer to the inner edge. The pin fragments are largely iron corrosion with traces of mineral preserved textile.

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