A corpus of Anglo-Saxon cruciform brooches

Toby Martin, 2015

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Introduction

Brooch photo
Cruciform brooch from Rothley in Leicestershire.
Photography by Toby F. Martin,
used with permission from Charnwood Museum

This dataset represents a digital companion to the book The Cruciform Brooch and Anglo-Saxon England published by Boydell and Brewer in 2015. This book establishes not only a new typology and chronology for these items, but also investigates their social context in some detail, considering aspects such as production, exchange and repair; social identity and social structure; and dress and burial. This digital dataset provides considerably more detail on each of the 2,075 brooches that formed the basis of the research. Additionally, it offers summary details on the 305 grave contexts from which many of these brooches were excavated, their 1,115 sites or find-spots, as well as a list of all relevant collections and a full bibliography of published illustrations.