WILT-FD6F98: Roman disc brooch

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Unique ID: WILT-FD6F98

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Roman enamelled, copper alloy disc brooch, missing the pin, c. 2nd century AD. The brooch measures 21mm in diameter and weighs 4.4g. It contains six dots in the outer ring, which is completely filled with blue enamel. There is an inner central circle, measuring 6mm, however, this does not have any enamel present. There is a circular border measuring 2mm in width around the entire brooch. The reverse of the brooch is plain with the hinge for the pin and the catchplate present, however, the pin is missing. See Hattatt, 1989, pg 344, no.1029 and 1030.

Class: Disc


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: AD 100
Date to: AD 199

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 4.4 g
Diameter: 21 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st August 2008

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Alice Cannings
Identified by: Miss Alice Cannings

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy

Surface Treatment: Inlaid with enamel

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Swindon

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

References cited

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

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