BROOCH

Unique ID: SWYOR-F58071

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A fragment of a cast copper alloy Roman skeumorphic type plate brooch dating from about the 2nd Century. In its entirety, the brooch would have taken the form of a stylised sandal. The brooch is incomplete with only the pointed end of the plate surviving, with the damaged catchplate on the reverse. The fragment is sub lozenge shaped, the plate having been broken just above the tapering sides towards the 'waist'. It has a raised border with traces of decayed red enamel in the field. At the point, there is a circular dot of blue enamel. On the back, the catch plate has also been damaged with only a small part of the turn over surviving. The brooch fragment has a light green to turquoise patina. Compare DUR-112837 which cites Snape (1993) "They are decorated with spots of enamel to represent hobnails" and that "Sandal brooches may represent the left or the right foot, and may have a rounded or pointed toe. The type is found in Britain and on the Continent".

Class: Plate
Sub class: Skeumorphic

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Circa AD 100
Date to: Circa AD 200

Dimensions and weight

Length: 20.4 mm
Width: 10.1 mm
Thickness: 8 mm
Weight: 1.87 g
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st May 2010 - Thursday 12th May 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Carole Bloom - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Ms Mary Blevins - [view all attributed records]
Secondary identifier: Ms Amy Downes - [ view all attributed records]

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 1513

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Manufacture method: Cast [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Completeness: Fragment [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Surface Treatment: Inlaid with enamel [scope notes | view all attributed records]

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Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire And The Humber
County: Doncaster
District: Doncaster
Parish: Wadworth

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK5598
Four figure Latitude: 53.475864 Four figure longitude: -1.172799
1:25K map: SK5598
1:10K map: SK59NE
WOEID: 26346344
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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Created: Thursday 1st September 2011
Updated: Wednesday 7th September 2011

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