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SWYOR-F39B00: Roman brooch

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Unique ID: SWYOR-F39B00

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Part of a copper alloy Roman brooch, probably a bow and fantail type dating from the 1st-2nd century. The lower bow and pin are missing. The brooch has a dark brown patina and the only decoration is 2 raised transverse lines on each wing. There is a broken loop to hold the spring, and a damaged chord hook projecting forwards from the head. The bow is plain and thin. The brooch has a length of 24.67mm, width 14.97mm, thickness 2.58mm, weight 4.30g. For reference see Hattatt 2000. A Visual Catalogue of Richard Hattatt's Ancient brooches p. 315.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 200

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 24.67 mm
Width: 14.97 mm
Thickness: 2.58 mm
Weight: 4.3 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st November 2009 - Sunday 7th February 2010

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 1038

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: Doncaster (Metropolitan District)
District: Doncaster (Metropolitan District)
Parish or ward: Sykehouse (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE6517
Four figure Latitude: 53.64548
Four figure longitude: -1.018209
1:25K map: SE6517
1:10K map: SE61NE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Hattatt, R. 2000 A Visual Catalogue of Richard Hattatt's Ancient Brooches Oxford Oxbow Books 315

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 12 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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