BROOCH

Unique ID: YORYM-E4E2F6

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

An incomplete cast copper alloy Trumpet brooch of Roman date. The reverse of the head is concave to accommodate the spring mechanism which is comprised of an internal chord with five turns of the spring, one end of which forms form the pointed pin. The mechanism is held in place by a single central lug through which is an axis bar which forms an attachment loop with a rectangular collar.
The head itself is trumpet shaped and decorated with a circumferential incised border. From the head the upper bow extends into a circumferential collar below which is an elaborate acanthus decoration followed by a second circumferential collar. Extending down from the lower collar is a triangular sectioned lower bow which terminates in a worn break. The worn remains of the catchplate project from the reverse of the lower bow.
The metal has a dark brownish-green patina and is worn. The brooch is 48.6mm long, 20mm wide, 6.9mm thick and weighs 16.7g.
Similar examples are illustrated in Hattatt, p.326, fig.185 and are dated to circa 75 - 175 AD.

Class: Trumpet

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 75
Date from certainty: Certain
Date to: Circa AD 175
Date to certainty: Certain

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 48.6 mm
Width: 20 mm
Thickness: 6.9 mm
Weight: 16.7 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths
Identified by: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy

Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

YORYM-E4E2F6: Roman : Trumpet Brooch

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Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Nafferton

Spatial coordinates


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

Discovery metadata

General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

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Recording Institution: YORYM
Created: Friday 17th February 2012
Updated: Friday 24th February 2012 by Rebecca Griffiths

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