PAS-E04654: Treasure case 2006 T258, copper alloy brooch from Broughton, North Yorkshire

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BROOCH

Unique ID: PAS-E04654

Object type certainty: Probably
Workflow status: Published Find published

The find consists of a disc of copper alloy overlaid by a thick, embossed sheet of silver decorated with raised triangles radiating round a central boss and interspersed with ladder-pattern strips. There is a pierced circular lobe on the edge above the end of the hinge for the pin. The overlay is folded round the sides of the brooch and the back is tinned. The central boss and one or two of the triangles have been crushed in antiquity. D.: 41 mm Wt.: 19.34g Date. Uncertain, but more than 300 years old. Although the brooch has some similarities with Roman plate brooches, it is much larger than one would expect, and the technique of manufacture and the design is not typically ‘Roman’. The exact date thus remains inconclusive. Discussion. Surface metal analysis conducted at the British Museum indicated an approximate silver content for the sheet overlay of 95%. However, the Treasure code of practice (parag. 6) states that objects plated in gold or silver will not normally be Treasure; therefore, it would not qualify as treasure under the terms of the 1996 Treasure Act. B.M. Ager & R Hobbs

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2006 T258

Chronology

Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: UNKNOWN
Period to: UNKNOWN

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st May 2006

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Caroline Barton
Identified by: Mr Barry Ager
Secondary identifier: Dr Richard Hobbs

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2006 T258
Treasure case number: 2006 T258

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Silver

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Lincolnshire (Unitary Authority)
District: North Lincolnshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Broughton

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PAS
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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