WAW-8C87B4: BC87B4 Roman Brooch, 'tutulus type'

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Unique ID: WAW-8C87B4

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Romano-British brooch of the type refered to by Hattatt as 'tutulus type'. Its body is in the form of a low cone on the apex of which is a cup-like finial with a small central boss. Around the cone was 4mm wide band on the edge of which were small protrusions, two of which survive. On the back is the remains of the pin-lug, now broken. The brooch was damaged in anitquity.


While Hattatt uses the term 'tutulus' brooch for this object I would prefer to restrict this term to Early Medieval brooches which are notable for their composite form, the elements of which were held together by a central pin.

Class: Tutulus type


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 12 mm
Weight: 9.7 g
Diameter: 38 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 3rd November 2008

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Warwickshire (County)
District: Stratford-on-Avon (District)
To be known as: Temple Grafton

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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Recording Institution: WAW
Created: 13 years ago
Updated: 11 years ago

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