WMID-085D93: Roman: Trumpet brooch

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BROOCH

Unique ID: WMID-085D93

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete cast copper alloy Roman Trumpet brooch, dating from 75 to 175 AD.

Approximately 25% of the brooch is present, consisting of the top of the bow. The head loop, the foot, catch plate, spring and pin are all missing.

The top of the brooch consists of an angular bow descending from a plate below a head loop (now missing). The head of the brooch is complete, semi circular in plan, and tapers into the bow. The bow is D-shaped in cross section. At the shoulder (midway) point of the bow, there are three raised ridges, with the central one being most prominent. Otherwise the bow is plain and undecorated. The reverse of the head has the remnants of a cast projecting bar which divides the head into two parts. This bar would have originally been part of a plate for the spring to attach to.

The brooch is a mid grey green colour, with an even surface patina.

It measures 26.83mm in length, 14.55mm wide and 4.6mm thick. It weighs 4.3 grams.

Hattatt published a similar but more complete brooch, from Wall, Staffordshire (2000, p328, fig 187, #952) in his visual catalogue of Ancient Brooches, and dated that example to 1st to 2nd Centuries AD.

Reference:
Hattatt, R. (2000) A Visual Catalogue of Ancient Brooches. Oxbow Books. Oxford.

Class: Trumpet

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: 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: 26.83 mm
Width: 14.55 mm
Thickness: 4.6 mm
Weight: 4.3 g

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Dr Tom Brindle

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy

Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Worfield (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO7294
Four figure Latitude: 52.54312769
Four figure longitude: -2.41429792
1:25K map: SO7294
1:10K map: SO79SW
WOEID: 26353197
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Recording Institution: WMID
Created: Monday 26th March 2012
Updated: Monday 20th January 2014 by Teresa Gilmore

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