NMGW-C38561: Bow Brooch

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Unique ID: NMGW-C38561

Object type certainty: Certain
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Roman copper alloy brooch of Colchester derivative, Polden Hill (Mackreth Part 3, Group 4.l, flat wing ends type), dating to the 80-160 AD The brooch is near complete, missing the pin and catch only, and has a length of 53.7mm and a weight of 10.3g. The spring mechanism is still in place and was secured by a Polden Hill type arrangement, with pierced lugs at the terminals of the wings. A claw was employed to tension the chord on the head. The wings have a width of 20.5mm and have expanded circular terminals (8mm diameter), which are angled towards the rear. The sides of the bow have curved mouldings at the head and have a width of 10.5mm. The upper bow is of D-shaped section with straight sides converging towards the foot. The bow is decorated with a single central groove running from the claw at the head to the foot. The foot knob has a diameter of 6.1mm and is below a horizontal moulding. The catch-plate begins as a rib beneath the head and arcs out at the leg. The surface is generally well-preserved with a pale green to brown patina.

Class: Colchester derivative, Polden Hill (Mackreth Part 3, Group 4, flat wing ends type)
Sub class: Mackreth 2011, 4.l. Plate 48

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: AD 80
Date to: AD 160

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 53.7 mm
Width: 20.5 mm
Weight: 10.3 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st January 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Sian Williams
Identified by: Mr Mark Lodwick
Secondary identifier: Ms Sally Worrell

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NMWPA 2007.132

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Wales (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Swansea (Unitary Authority)
District: Swansea (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Ilston (Community)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SS5389
Four figure Latitude: 51.580636
Four figure longitude: -4.122956
1:25K map: SS5389
1:10K map: SS58NW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

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Created: 11 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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