SWYOR-125214: Roman T shaped brooch

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Unique ID: SWYOR-125214

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A copper alloy Roman brooch; a T shaped brooch dating from 43 - 200 AD, of which only the upper bow survives. The wings are long and tubular. They are decorated with two incised bands at each end. They hold a copper alloy axis bar and a slot is provided for the copper alloy pin of which only a fragment of the head survives. The bow is very thin, but wide at the top. It steps inwards half way along the surviving length, and tapers further. It is decorated with vertical moulded ridges and grooves. The reverse is concave. The breaks are patinated and the brooch has a dark green patina except on one wing where the inside is revealed and appears to be full of bright cream and red streaked clay or other concretion. Compare examples on page 302 of Hattatt's Visual Catalogue.

Class: T shaped

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 22.44 mm
Width: 31.86 mm
Thickness: 8.19 mm
Weight: 4.88 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st February 2012 - Tuesday 28th February 2012

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 1819

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Calbourne (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SZ4387
Four figure Latitude: 50.681076
Four figure longitude: -1.392741
1:25K map: SZ4387
1:10K map: SZ47SW
Grid reference source: Centred on field
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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Audit data

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

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