DUR-FF20C5: Copper alloy Roman headstud brooch

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Unique ID: DUR-FF20C5

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Cast coppper alloy headstud brooch dating to c.75- 175 AD. The hook on the top of the head has broken. This hook would have held the spring in place behind the short square ended wings. The spring and pin are missing leaving just the chord on the reverse. The headstud is a small circular stud with a central circle in the centre. The bow has hollowed out squares all the way down to the foot which would have been filled with enamel but which are now empty. The foot consists of a double semi-circular moulding. The bow is bent close to the foot. The brooch is worn and is a brown patina with some green patches.

Class: Headstud


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 50.64 mm
Width: 15.56 mm
Thickness: 2.52 mm
Weight: 8.3 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 11th January 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Frances McIntosh
Identified by: Miss Frances McIntosh

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Hambleton (District)
Parish or ward: Helperby (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE4369
Four figure Latitude: 54.115082
Four figure longitude: -1.343702
1:25K map: SE4369
1:10K map: SE46NW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 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: DUR
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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