This diminutive medieval brooch was discovered near Lincoln in 2011.

The hexagonal frame features a triangular cross-section bearing the inscription ‘+IO SVI CI EN LIV DAMI’ – ‘I am here in the place of a friend (I love)'.


Found by metal detector on 1st October 2011 and declared Treasure.

The Collection: Art and Archaeology in Lincolnshire

Danes Terrace, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN2 1LP
01522 782040

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Closed 24 – 26 Dec, 31 Dec and 1 Jan

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