Poorly Located Find Spot record MNL 916 - Findspot of an Anglo-Saxon swastika derivative bronze brooch

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Summary

Swastica derivative bronze brooch, `that has been in contact with iron and received a coating of iron rust, but is intact but for the pin and the square enamel setting at the centre. Formerly recorded as MNL MISC

Location

Grid reference TL 67 78 (point) (Approximate)
Map sheet TL67NE
Civil Parish MILDENHALL, FOREST HEATH, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

Swastica derivative bronze brooch, `that has been in contact with iron and received a coating of iron rust, but is intact but for the pin and the square enamel setting at the centre. Traces of the red filling still remain, and birds heads may still be traced at the end of the swastika, which forms the body of the brooch' (S1)(S2)(R1).
Apparently unique in Britain, see discussion in (S3), compare with S- shaped brooch from Lakenheath, LKH 046.

Formerly recorded as MNL MISC

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <R1> (No record type): Brown G B, The Arts of Early England, London, 1915.
  • <S1> Bibliographic reference: 1911. Victoria County History, Suffolk 1. 346, fig 15.
  • <S2> Museum Record Card: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, card Mildenhall A/S, undated.
  • <S3> (No record type): Briscoe T, PCAS, 61, 1968, 45-53, fig 2c.

Finds (1)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

May 21 2020 8:47AM

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