DENO-0496B7: Roman headstud brooch, flattened, incomplete

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Unique ID: DENO-0496B7

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Roman cast copper alloy headstud brooch, AD75-175. The spring and pin are missing; the spring would have been held within the semi-circular sectioned wings. The front of the wings is flat and there is a circular depression towards the end of each wing (diameter c.3mm). A loop appears to have been broken off the top of the head. There is a circular depression with raised rim around (the headstud) towards the top of the bow. The decoration on the bow is unclear, but appears to have been longitudinal rows of lozenges/triangles. Forward facing circular foot-knob with depression. The short catchplate (length 13mm) is damaged. The bow has been distorted - bent almost flat. Length 41.53mm, width of wings 25.9mm, width at top of head 9.6mm, max thickness (across bow at stud) 5.1mm, weight 9.44g.

Class: headstud
Evidence of reuse: flattened


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 75
Date to: Circa AD 175

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 41.53 mm
Width: 25.9 mm
Thickness: 5.1 mm
Weight: 9.44 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 12th September 2008 - Friday 3rd April 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Rachel Atherton
Identified by: Ms Rachel Atherton

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Derby E6575

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Nottinghamshire (County)
District: Bassetlaw (District)
To be known as: Babworth

Spatial coordinates

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

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