BROOCH

Unique ID: YORYM-E4E2F6

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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 [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Circa AD 75
Date to: Circa AD 175

Dimensions and weight

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

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths - [view all attributed records]

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Materials and construction

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

A resized image of Roman : Trumpet Brooch

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Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire And The Humber
County: East Riding Of Yorkshire
District: East Riding Of Yorkshire
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

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

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Created: Friday 17th February 2012
Updated: Friday 24th February 2012

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