Unique ID: WILT-FEA814

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Roman copper alloy wing-and-fanbow brooch, missing the catchplate and pin, c. 1st century AD. The broooch measures 40mm long and is 21mm wide, weighing 2.5g. It has thin, tubular wings which have an incised vertical line on either end. The brooch then extends away from the wings, firstly with a thin rectangular section and then an inverted 'V' section which extends away by 33mm to form the fan. The bow is decorated two pairs of stamped lines, again in an inverted 'V' shape side by side. The decoration is formed by very small zig-zagged lines. The bow is very thin and is broken (old break) at the end on the left hand side. The reverse of the bow is plain. See Hattatt, 1989, pg 312 for similar examples. The

Class: Wing-and-fanbow


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date to: AD 99

Dimensions and weight

Length: 40 mm
Width: 21 mm
Weight: 2.1 g
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st August 2008

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Alice Cannings - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Miss Alice Cannings - [view all attributed records]

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Completeness: Incomplete [scope notes | view all attributed records]

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Spatial metadata

Region: South West
County: Wiltshire
District: Wiltshire
To be known as: Swindon

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector [scope notes]
General landuse: Cultivated land[scope notes]

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Created: Thursday 4th September 2008
Updated: Thursday 24th February 2011

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