BERK-150E73: Roman brooch: 'Sunburst' disc brooch

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Unique ID: BERK-150E73

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A cast copper alloy Roman enamelled disc brooch, dating to the second century AD. The flat brooch has a blue and possibly green (now missing) emamelled background, with a central six-pointed star. The star has six points and red enamel within the field and a central dot. The star points reach to the outer edge of the brooch; around the outer circumference of the brooch is 12 small lugs. On the reverse of the brooch is the remains of the springed pin and the catchplate. This style of brooch is often referred to as the 'sunburst' design. For direct comparisons, see Hattatt (2007) no. 1041-1043.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 100
Date to: Circa AD 200

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.23 mm
Weight: 3.7 g
Diameter: 22.14 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st January 1992 - Thursday 31st December 1992

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2011.192

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Chieveley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU4773
Four figure Latitude: 51.454038
Four figure longitude: -1.324978
1:25K map: SU4773
1:10K map: SU47SE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

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Recording Institution: BERK
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 11 years ago

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