DUR-4FFF36: Headstud brooch- DUR-4FFF36

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Unique ID: DUR-4FFF36

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Cast copper alloy headstud brooch, dating to c. 75- 175 AD.

It is mostly complete, with just the pin missing. The headloop was cast integrally with the brooch, and is complete, but bent. It sits straight onto the head, which has two square wings with three vertical grooves on each side. On the back of the head is a semi-circular casing which held the axis bar.

The headstud is a raised circular boss with a raised cross on it. The bow is semi-circular in cross section with a raised ridge running down the centre to the foot. The foot consists of a forward facing rounded moulding. The catchplate appears complete.

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: 48.24 mm
Width: 17.11 mm
Weight: 10.9 g

Discovery dates

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

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Frances McIntosh
Identified by: Miss Frances McIntosh

Materials and construction

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

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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Audit data

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

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