A corpus of Anglo-Saxon cruciform brooches

Toby Martin, 2015

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This dataset was the product initially of PhD research on early Anglo-Saxon cruciform brooches conducted by the author at the University of Sheffield between 2008-2011. Between 2012 and 2014 this work was re-written and expanded into a monograph The Cruciform Brooch and Anglo-Saxon England (Boydell and Brewer, 2015). The data were gathered from a number of sources, including museum collections (many of which were visited in person), HER/SMR records, pre-existing publications, and the online Portable Antiquities Scheme database of metal-detected finds. Information has been extracted variously from all of these sources, with HER/SMR records being linked to finds in museums where this was possible.

The database consists of four related tables: brooches, contexts, sites and bibliographic references. A limited number of fields can be queried through the Query page on this website. Alternatively, each table can be downloaded in full as .csv files through the Downloads page.

It is hoped that this dataset will not only provide a digital companion to the book for the purposes of reference, but also that it might be used by future researchers to extend the findings of this work.