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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Re: Brooch - Seems it might be Saxon/Viking

Post by Kranglemeister » Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:27 am

It's official.
https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts ... /id/905603
So gratifying to go through the whole process of declaring a find and having it posted on the Portable Antiquities Scheme.
I really hope you all can do the same for the benefit of all.
Thanks again for your help on how to do the right thing.
Oh, and I will get it back because it's not solid gold you know.
But gorgeous nonetheless.
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Re: Brooch - Seems it might be Saxon/Viking - IT IS NOW!

Post by Kranglemeister » Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:48 am

Is there anyone out there making a study of these brooches in order to reproduce them for... ?

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Re: Brooch - Seems it might be Saxon/Viking

Post by Kranglemeister » Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:40 am

Iv'e decided to call it the Linda Brooch after my Mum.
She saw it just before she died last year and thought it was beautiful.
Although we didn't know what it was back in August last year when I found it.
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Re: Brooch - Seems it might be Saxon/Viking

Post by Easylife » Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:49 am

A great find. Enjoy the euphoria of any special find whenever you can as you never know when the next will arrive. ::g
Edit : Sorry to hear about your Mum passing, it adds more personal meaning to some of our finds. ::g
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Re: Brooch - Seems it might be Saxon/Viking

Post by Ladybird66 » Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:41 am

What a fantastic result. I am so very, very pleased for you.

My sincere condolences on the loss of your Mother, a boys/mans best friend. I love that you are calling the brooch by her name. I’m sure it will always be a treasured possession.

It may not be made of gold but is a precious item, look after it well.

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Re: Brooch - Seems it might be Saxon/Viking

Post by SuperRed » Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:36 am

Kranglemeister wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:27 am
It's official.
https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts ... /id/905603
So gratifying to go through the whole process of declaring a find and having it posted on the Portable Antiquities Scheme.
I really hope you all can do the same for the benefit of all.
Thanks again for your help on how to do the right thing.
Oh, and I will get it back because it's not solid gold you know.
But gorgeous nonetheless.
Krangle Meister
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