Find of the Month-September

This Anglo-Saxon brooch from Port Eynon was found with the aid of a metal detector by Ron Sanders, a member of the Swansea Metal Detecting Club, in the bay at Port Eynon, Gower. It is a example, complete with pin, of a penannular brooch with flattened terminals, belonging to Fowler’s Type G which is datable to the 7th-8th century AD.

It can be parallelled with other small native penannular brooches from south west Wales;examples have been found at Tenby and from Linley Burrows, Gower. A brooch of this type was excavated by GGAT at Hen Gastell, a native castle now obliterated by the M4 bridge over the River Neath, in the 1980s, and recently another very small example was recovered from Swansea foreshore by Gary May, another member of the Swansea Metal Detecting Club.

Penannular brooch, Port Eynon, Gower

Penannular brooch, Port Eynon, Gower

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