DUR-6167B6: Roman Trumpet Brooch

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Unique ID: DUR-6167B6

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A copper alloy trumpet brooch dating to the 1st-2nd centuries AD. The brooch has been silvered and is condition, although it is missing the pin and some of the enamel that would have decorated the head, evident from an empty panel. The head is oval in shape, decorated with a raised geometric design enclosed by a raised border. This panel would have contained enamel. The design consists of a central line flanked by two half circles and with a triangle at the bottom. The head is connected to a cylindrical section decorated with horizontal strips then wrap around the cylinder. The bow consists of a rectangular panel decorated with raised prisms, followed by a tapering section that is decorated with two rectangular borders containing raised geometric line. The object terminates in a circular foot and the catch plate is present. It weighs 13.6g and measures 57.06mm in length and the width of the head is 13.78mm.

Parallels can be found in Hattatt, R. (2007) A Visual Catalogue of Ancient Brooches, Oxbow: no.'s 955 and 433.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 200

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 57.06 mm
Width: 13.78 mm
Weight: 13.6 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 30th June 2011 - Wednesday 8th February 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Emma Morris
Identified by: Miss Frances McIntosh
Secondary identifier: Miss Emma Morris

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Silver
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE7872
Four figure Latitude: 54.13793
Four figure longitude: -0.807614
1:25K map: SE7872
1:10K map: SE77SE
Grid reference source: Centred on village (which isn't a parish)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

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

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