🥇 BANNER Viking/Saxon Cloisonné Brooch - Find of the year!

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I wanted to do a separate post for this one, as it deserved it! I dedicate this post to Jeff of PA & his most recent comments on one of my latest posts.:thumbsup:

This amazing condition plate brooch dates to the 10th-11th C AD. Our Viking period, & these brooches have strong associations with our settled Anglo-Scandinavian folk. However, no reason the Anglo-Saxon's could not have worn them. Because of the workmanship there are many that debate these must have been a high status piece.

It's not only my find of the year but my best Viking period piece ever.

Context;
Last 5 days I've nearly detected for 35 hrs.
On this field it was my most ambitious grid length that I have ever attempted, over 30% longer than average. It took 20 minutes per run with an average of 4 digs per run, meaning a stopping time of less than 2 minutes.(& you know I don't walk slow)
Cru'Dad & I had to systematically cover 14 acres.(28 combined hrs on this field)

Here is what else we found today:
http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/t...ronze-age-metal-working-site.html#post5087261
 

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as Usual... Nice find Cru :thumbsup:

Good Luck & Good Huntin'
 

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Another fantastic find Crusader. You guys over the pond have some serious history.Congrats and most definitely banner worthy. Vote is going in.
ZDD
 

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Bill D. (VA)

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I'll admit I don't know much about these types of artifacts, but based on your description it's an amazing recovery. Very cool and unique piece to add to your collection.
 

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So many of your finds leave me speechless, and so the pattern continues. I am so amazed at the depth of history you uncover. Congrats on another exceptional find, and thanks for continuing to share!
 

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thats an awesome find as i have said before would love to find something that old but my country is the baby of the world means i will have to travel sometime
 

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Wow Cru, you really outdid yourself this time. The craftsmanship is incredible and its complete. What an unbelievable and priceless find!

Congrats
 

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Cloisonné . It makes since that it would survive being the material that it is but to dig and recover one of that age is amazing. Will you be able to keep this piece?
 

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Glass/Enamel. Think of the firing process to get that right.... Hard to do with todays science.

That thing is FANTASTIC man :headbang: I cant begin to imagine the process of creating that so long ago. So the center inlay is an enamel type thing, but the parts that stick out look like they have stones in them. Or perhaps they just shaped a piece of glass to fit in there. Killer find Cru!
 
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That thing is FANTASTIC man :headbang: I cant begin to imagine the process of creating that so long ago. So the center inlay is an enamel type thing, but the parts that stick out look like they have stones in them. Or perhaps they just shaped a piece of glass to fit in there. Killer find Cru!

Yes they are shaped bits of glass with various mixed colours, think of making them!
 
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Stunning piece of workmanship and example of technology of the era.
I've also learned through your post that a button i have is likely cloissone, (not of Viking origin though):laughing7:
Congrats and best wishes to you :occasion14:
 
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Cloisonné . It makes since that it would survive being the material that it is but to dig and recover one of that age is amazing. Will you be able to keep this piece?

Yes, no need to report this one.
 

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Awesome! Are the blue pieces stone, or enameling?
 

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That's a sick find cru.

Congrats on another great find and making banner

HH Jer
 

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Oh, YEAH! WOW!
Incredible Find! :thumbsup:
 

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