LVPL-1E1023: LVPL-1E1023

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Unique ID: LVPL-1E1023

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Incomplete cast copper alloy T-shaped brooch dating to the Roman period. The object is a hinged t-shaped brooch with a toothed edge. The wings are semi-cylindrical and contain a large oval perforation at each end. The head is rounded and is decorated with a circular headstud which is infilled with red enamel. Below this the bow is decorated with a panel of triangle-and-lozenge decoration. These would have also been infilled with red enamel which remains in a couple of the cells. The edges of the bow are toothed. The bow has been bent forward and terminates in a break. The object has a brassy patina and is slightly pitted. It can be dated from the late 1st to the mid-2nd century. Similar examples can be found in Hattatt, p304, (2000).

Class: T-shaped brooch
Sub class: Toothed edge type

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 45
Date to: Circa AD 150

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 20.71 mm
Width: 23.47 mm
Thickness: 5.25 mm
Weight: 4.4 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st July 2010

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Vanessa Oakden
Identified by: Ms Vanessa Oakden

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Enamel
Manufacture method: Cast
Decoration style: Geometric
Completeness: Incomplete
Surface Treatment: Inlaid with enamel

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Medway (Unitary Authority)
District: Medway (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Rochester

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst metal detecting.
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LVPL
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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