DENO-275612: Roman brooch fragment, possibly a trumpet derivative.

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Unique ID: DENO-275612

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Cast copper alloy Roman bow brooch fragment, wings and top of bow only, 1st-2nd century. The undecorated wings are hollowed at the back, apparently to take a (missing) spring. The wings taper gradually to the flat-sectioned, undecorated bow, which projects straight from the back of the wings, and does not curve downwards. The bow swells slightly then tapers again just before the break. Length 26.46mm, width (across wings) 22.20mm, thickness 5.26mm, weight 4.10g. Possibly a trumpet derivative brooch - see Hattatt's 'Visual Catalogue' (2000, Oxbow) p330, no.189, no.s 443, 962, 963, although these all have hinged springs.

Class: Trumpet derivative
Sub class: spring mechanism

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Middle
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: AD 60
Date to: AD 200

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 26.46 mm
Width: 22.2 mm
Thickness: 5.26 mm
Weight: 4.1 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st September 2005

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Rachel Atherton
Identified by: Ms Rachel Atherton

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Derby Museum entry no. 4829

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Rotherham (Metropolitan District)
District: Rotherham (Metropolitan District)
To be known as: Thorpe Salvin

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
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

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Created: 13 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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