YORYM-681D87: Headstud Brooch : Roman

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BROOCH

Unique ID: YORYM-681D87

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete cast copper-alloy headstud brooch of Roman date (AD 75-200). The brooch consists of a suspension loop, flat rectangular wings, convex bow and a small rectangular foot. The hinge, pin and catchplate are all missing due to old breaks. The brooch is decorated with integrally cast linear patterns consisting of lines running longitudinally down the wings, and crossed linear decoration creating triangular cells, some of which retain small amounts of probable blue enamel. On the crest of the concave aspect of the bow is an integrally cast circular headstud with a circular boarder and a single ridge above and below it. The foot terminates in a three stepp semi-circular pattern. The reverse of the brooch is smooth and undecorated, there is a small fragment of the catch plate remaining and there is a retained recess at the back of the head within which a spring and pin would have been situated.

The metal is a dark brown with a green patina.

Length: 46.0mm
Width: 19.0mm
Weight: 12.9g

Notes:

The initial records and photographic images were taken at Bishop Burton 2011 Rally. We understand that the images fall below our usual standards, this however is due to the difficult conditions (predominantly the lack of ideal lighting conditions) under which they were taken. The recorder has done what is possible to raise the quality of the images before attaching them to the records.
As these finds were recorded at the Bishop Burton 2011 Rally, the individual recording them onto the PAS Database has not seen them and was not the primary identifier. Therefore for more in-depth, secondary identification, only the paper records written at the Rally and the photographic images were available to assist.

Class: Headstud

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Middle
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 75
Date to: Circa AD 200

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 46 mm
Width: 19 mm
Weight: 12.9 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 24th September 2011

Rally details.

This object was found at Bishop Burton 23rd to 25th Sep 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Ellie Cox
Identified by: Dr Kevin Leahy
Secondary identifier: Dr Adam Daubney

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE9639
Four figure Latitude: 53.838391
Four figure longitude: -0.542582
1:25K map: SE9639
1:10K map: SE93NE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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