SWYOR-F58071: Roman Skeumorphic Plate Brooch

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Unique ID: SWYOR-F58071

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A fragment of a cast copper alloy Roman skeumorphic type plate brooch dating from about the 2nd Century. In its entirety, the brooch would have taken the form of a stylised sandal. The brooch is incomplete with only the pointed end of the plate surviving, with the damaged catchplate on the reverse. The fragment is sub lozenge shaped, the plate having been broken just above the tapering sides towards the 'waist'. It has a raised border with traces of decayed red enamel in the field. At the point, there is a circular dot of blue enamel. On the back, the catch plate has also been damaged with only a small part of the turn over surviving. The brooch fragment has a light green to turquoise patina. Compare DUR-112837 which cites Snape (1993) "They are decorated with spots of enamel to represent hobnails" and that "Sandal brooches may represent the left or the right foot, and may have a rounded or pointed toe. The type is found in Britain and on the Continent".

Class: Plate
Sub class: Skeumorphic

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 20.4 mm
Width: 10.1 mm
Thickness: 8 mm
Weight: 1.87 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st May 2010 - Thursday 12th May 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Carole Bloom
Identified by: Ms Mary Blevins
Secondary identifier: Ms Amy Downes

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 1513

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Fragment
Surface Treatment: Inlaid with enamel

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Doncaster (Metropolitan District)
District: Doncaster (Metropolitan District)
Parish or ward: Wadworth (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK5598
Four figure Latitude: 53.475864
Four figure longitude: -1.172799
1:25K map: SK5598
1:10K map: SK59NE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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