DUR-4FE271: Headstud brooch- DUR-4FE271

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Unique ID: DUR-4FE271

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Fragment of a copper alloy Roman headstud brooch, dating to c. 75- 175 AD.

Only the top of the bow and part of the head remains. The headloop has broken off, leaving just the base which is set on two steps, the upper one being decorated with a line of vertical grooved lines. The wings would have been square, possibly with steps, decorated with short horizontal lines, but again they are incomplete, leaving just one line on each wing visible.

The bow is rectangular in section, narrowing towards the foot, but it has broken just below the headstud. The headstud is a raised circular boss which is damaged. It may have been enamelled or had grooved decoration but the damage makes this unclear.

The brooch is a hinged type, the pin is missing and it is not clear whether the axis bar is still present.

Class: Headstud

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 23.19 mm
Width: 20.99 mm
Thickness: 6.34 mm
Weight: 7.2 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 20th February 2011

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: Fragment

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE8574
Four figure Latitude: 54.154792
Four figure longitude: -0.699937
1:25K map: SE8574
1:10K map: SE87SE
Grid reference source: Centred on parish
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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Recording Institution: DUR
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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