Brooch - Seems it might be Saxon/Viking

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Re: Brooch - Seems it might be Saxon/Viking

Post by beaubrummell » Sat May 26, 2018 9:27 am

Yes the further pictures make me sure this is the real deal. So rare to see one in that wonderful condition. Thankfully no plough down the ages has damaged it. ::g


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Re: Brooch - Seems it might be Saxon/Viking

Post by oldartefact » Sat May 26, 2018 9:51 am

Steve_T wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 7:01 am
Top marks for the images, you have proved an oft missed point of the importance of good images, a good example of how to get an ID ::g ::g

It's looking good so keep smiling, and look at the link OG posted

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Re: Brooch - Seems it might be Saxon/Viking

Post by liamnolan » Sat May 26, 2018 11:38 am

Bag it up, don't clean it and don't handle it too much as its prone to com apart when drying out. Lovely find, Liam ::g
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Re: Brooch - Seems it might be Saxon/Viking

Post by amphora » Sat May 26, 2018 12:27 pm

What a wonderfull find! l;. ::g
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Re: Brooch - Seems it might be Saxon/Viking

Post by bob the diggerer » Sat May 26, 2018 2:39 pm

Really nice find, and good condition considering its age. Looks as though it originally was gold gilded, like the linked one. well done.

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Re: Brooch - Seems it might be Saxon/Viking

Post by cantona1 » Sat May 26, 2018 3:47 pm

Absolutely stunning

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Re: Brooch - Seems it might be Saxon/Viking

Post by Kranglemeister » Sat May 26, 2018 11:16 pm

It was inside the courtyard of an old water mill. Must have been a spot for anyone in long lost history. Riverside etc...

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Re: Brooch - Seems it might be Saxon/Viking

Post by Digiffys » Sun May 27, 2018 7:10 am

Thats a lovely find well done ::g
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Re: Brooch - Seems it might be Saxon/Viking

Post by Kranglemeister » Thu May 31, 2018 9:58 pm

I have contacted my FLO and I think they might be interested. Will keep you up to date.
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Re: Brooch - Seems it might be Saxon/Viking

Post by Ravenrook » Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:37 am

Kranglemeister wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 9:58 pm
I have contacted my FLO and I think they might be interested. Will keep you up to date.
KM
Beautiful!
What amazing condition...please do keep us updated with what the FLO has to say KM!
I would appreciate it if you put my name in the post too, so it notifies me! ;)

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Re: Brooch - Seems it might be Saxon/Viking

Post by Barneyboy » Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:24 pm

Very nice ,me wants it precious

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Re: Brooch - Seems it might be Saxon/Viking

Post by Kranglemeister » Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:07 pm

Well, I have an appointment with our FLO on Monday 11th June....
Thanks for your interest all! ::g

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Re: Brooch - Seems it might be Saxon/Viking

Post by Tomo » Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:48 pm

Cracker that, well done ::g
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Re: Brooch - Seems it might be Saxon/Viking

Post by Swany » Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:57 pm

That's stunning mate, I can see why some peeps thought modernish, condition is excellent, very well done ::g

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Re: Brooch - Seems it might be Saxon/Viking

Post by Kranglemeister » Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:49 pm

::g Hi all at MDF.
I enthusiastically handed over my confirmed Cloisonne Saxon Brooch (circa late 10th - 11th century) to our wonderful Finds Liaison Officer today.
It will certainly join other examples on the Mobile Antiquities Scheme website. I highly recommend it.
It is agreed that it is not solid Gold/Silver (never in doubt) but will hopefully have it's day in official limelight in a couple of months. Then most likely returned to me.

As well as that, I was happy to lend my Iron Age Cosmetics Grinder to our hard working FLO. A find not so glamorous but 2000 years old at least. Maybe a bit of organic matter within it might answer a few questions left open on this subject.

My thanks to all your questions and interest - send more questions if you like.

I hope you are all at least half as successful as I seem to have been recently - I don't need to tell you how much of a BUZZ it's been.

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Re: Brooch - Seems it might be Saxon/Viking

Post by Oxgirl36 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:52 pm

Well done and thank you very much for updating us.

And long may your good luck continue ::g
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Re: Brooch - Seems it might be Saxon/Viking

Post by Swany » Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:55 pm

Excellent news mate. So exciting :-)

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Re: Brooch - Seems it might be Saxon/Viking

Post by fred » Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:15 pm

Good stuff, well done. ::g

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Re: Brooch - Seems it might be Saxon/Viking

Post by Ladybird66 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:36 am

That’s good news, well found.
Did you show the little pot, what was the verdict ?

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Re: Brooch - Seems it might be Saxon/Viking

Post by Kranglemeister » Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:48 am

The little pot was regarded as most of us have. Maybe Victorian at best.The idea that it was a parasol end or perfume lid was viable.

The FLO commended that it was brought in for her to look at though. ::g

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Re: Brooch - Seems it might be Saxon/Viking

Post by Ladybird66 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:01 am

Ah well, I s’pose it was wishful thinking on my part. Nice little find for the curiosity box ::g

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Re: Brooch - Seems it might be Saxon/Viking

Post by The420Finder » Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:29 pm

Looks modern to me mate

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Re: Brooch - Seems it might be Saxon/Viking

Post by Oxgirl36 » Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:15 am

The420Finder wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:29 pm
Looks modern to me mate
It’s been confirmed as 900+ years old but it’s in such good condition that it fooled many of us :D
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