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What is it? Number 9 - answer

If you thought this beauty was a brooch that you would have worn, you are correct! You can see from the back that although the pin is lost the simple catch plate is still in situ and looks just as many brooches still do today. The signs of rust corrosion indicate that the pin was made from iron, but the actual brooch is copper-alloy. There are even hints of gold remaining here and there revealing that the brooch had a gilt covering originally.

Stylistically these domed disc brooches are dated to around the 10th century. Our example was recovered from Trench 15 on Chalkpit Field in 2012.


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