SOM-995606: Roman bow brooch

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BROOCH

Unique ID: SOM-995606

Object type certainty: Certain
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A corroded fragment from a cast copper-alloy Roman bow brooch. The lower half of the brooch survives, from a central acanthus button downwards. The acanthus button has the conventional form of a transverse ridge with triple knop above and below. The is conventional on Trumpet brooches (cf. Hattatt 2000, 326; fig. 185), although it can also appear on T-shape brooches, for example a 'Wilsford' type illustrated in Hattatt (2000, 302; ref. 914). Below the button the leg has a low triangular cross-section, with a flat lower surface. It tapers gradually towards the foot. On the lower surface the catch-plate extends the length of the leg (23.2mm). It has been highly abraded. The fragment now has a variable mid-grey/green colour, with patches of light-green corrosion product.

Class: Uncertain bow

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 150

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 32.7 mm
Height: 5.3 mm
Width: 8.9 mm
Weight: 2.6 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st March 2013 - Tuesday 12th March 2013

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Robert Webley
Identified by: Mr Robert Webley

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 22468

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Cheddelwich

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Hattatt, R. 2000 A Visual Catalogue of Richard Hattatt's Ancient Brooches Oxford Oxbow Books 302, 326 185, 914

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SOM
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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