SOMDOR-BBE9E5: Iron Age or Roman Penannular Brooch

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A cast copper alloy penannular brooch of probable late Iron Age or early Roman date. The brooch is oval with a circular cross section. Each terminal has been formed by twisting the ends forwards into spirals. The pin and much of the original surface are missing and there is no discernible decoration. A similar example from Lincolnshire can be seen in Hattatt's 'Visual Catalogue' (2000, p. 340, fig. 199, no. 651).

Class: Penannular
Sub class: Fowler type C

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: IRON AGE
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: IRON AGE
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa 100 BC
Date to: Circa AD 99

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 45.7 mm
Width: 38.7 mm
Thickness: 4 mm
Weight: 9.37 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 8th December 2006

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Naomi Payne
Identified by: Dr Naomi Payne

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete
Surface Treatment: Inlaid with enamel

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: Sedgemoor (District)
To be known as: Otterhampton

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

Recording Institution: SOMDOR
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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