LEIC-F48D14: F48D14 roman disc brooch

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Unique ID: LEIC-F48D14

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An incomplete Roman copper-alloy disc brooch. The brooch is missing its pin and catchplate, as well as its upper loop and the other knobs which disc brooches with the same decoration as this example commonly have. The plate is circular and the reserved ornament consists of eight straight raised lines radiating from a central circular cell (5mm in diameter) and forming a 'Maltese' cross motif. Each alternate cell is further decorated with an arched motif emerging from the centre and resembling 'petals'. There are small specks of blue enamel in the cells without the arched motif, but no enamel survives in the other cells. There are two lugs on the back which once held the hinged pin and a small scar from the missing catch-plate. The brooch has a diameter of 25mm, a thickness of 1mm and weighs 6.6g. The object is in fair condition with a brown patina.

A similarly decorated, but complete example was found in Thetford, Norfolk (Hattatt 1982, 141 no. 129, fig. 59).

Class: Disc

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: AD 100
Date to: AD 200

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1 mm
Weight: 6.6 g
Diameter: 25 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 3rd November 2005

Personal details

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Recorded by: Wendy Scott
Identified by: Wendy Scott

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Nottinghamshire (County)
District: Rushcliffe (District)
Parish or ward: Stanford on Soar (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK5523
Four figure Latitude: 52.801762
Four figure longitude: -1.185644
1:25K map: SK5523
1:10K map: SK52SE
Grid reference source: Centred on village (which isn't a parish)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LEIC
Created: 13 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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