SWYOR-5313D6: Roman trumpet brooch

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Unique ID: SWYOR-5313D6

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A copper alloy Roman trumpet brooch dating from 75 - 175 AD. The trumpet head is decorated with enamel. A vertical line divides the head in half and there is a arch shaped cell of blue enamel on each side. There is a pair of yellow triangles above and a pair below. The remaining area have faded red enamel. There is a triple collar either side of the acanthus button which only decorates the front of the bow. The lower bow is faceted, triangular in section with a row of triangular opposed cells of red enamel on each side. The foot is moulded as a lion's paw or maybe a half acanthus, with four toes. The underneath of the foot has a ring cell round a central raised dot, but the enamel does not survive. The catchplate reaches from the acanthus button to the foot and is compete except for the turnover. An integral loop on the back of the head holds the spring of six turns, but the pin is broken. A wire head loop extends into the inside of the spring, forming the axis bar. A band of copper alloy is wrapped round the head loop to for the constriction. The band is decorated with two longitudinal lines and has a gap at the back. A very similar brooch is number 1528 on page 327 of Hattatt which has the same pattern of enamelling. The brooch has a bright green even patina.

Class: trumpet

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 58.73 mm
Width: 19.11 mm
Thickness: 30.15 mm
Weight: 25.94 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Amy Downes
Identified by: Ms Amy Downes

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 1683

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE3654
Four figure Latitude: 53.98081
Four figure longitude: -1.452552
1:25K map: SE3654
1:10K map: SE35SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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