13th century silver brooch declared treasure

In 2011, metal detectorist Frank Kurzeja discovered a silver brooch 10 inches beneath the soil near Cowfold, England. The brooch has recently been declared treasure. (photo)

James Robinson of the British Museum described the brooch: “A medieval brooch consisting of a circular frame and pin. Half of the frame is twisted, with punched decoration within each twist. The other half is left plain. The pin tapers to a point and has a collar close to the attachment loop. This collar is also decorated with small circular punches.”