SOM-65C355: Roman Trumpet Derivative Brooch

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Unique ID: SOM-65C355

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A cast copper alloy Alcester type trumpet derivative brooch of Roman date. The slightly distorted brooch measures 48.7mm by 19.1mm by 16.6mm and weighs 19.4g. It has a large trumpet-shaped head with a loop at the apex and a recess on the back for the seven-coiled spring. The pin is missing. A domed moulding projects from the middle of the bow and overhangs the rest of the bow, which is flat and narrow. This section expands slightly towards its end and terminates with a rounded knop which has a smaller knop projecting from it. Little of the catchplate survives. It has been suggested that this type of brooch dates from the late 2nd century, as an example has been discovered in a grave of this date (Bayley and Butcher 2004, p. 169).

Class: Trumpet Derivative
Sub class: Alcester Type

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 150
Date to: Circa AD 199

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 48.7 mm
Width: 19.1 mm
Thickness: 16.6 mm
Weight: 19.4 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 18th October 2007

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Entry 020060

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Milton Keynes (Unitary Authority)
District: Milton Keynes (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Haversham Cum Little Linford

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: SOM
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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