YORYM-2CA763: Headstud Brooch : Roman

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BROOCH

Unique ID: YORYM-2CA763

Object type certainty: Probably
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An incomplete cast copper alloy headstud brooch of Roman date (AD 100-200). The brooch consists of a small convex bow with a short rectangular wing either side. The reverse retains two small projections which would have formed a suspension loop and part of the hinged spring. The body, headstud, pin, suspension loop and catchplate are all missing due to an old break.

The metal is a dark green in colour with a mid brown patina.

Hattatt, P 332, No 1523.

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 100
Date to: Circa AD 200

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 16.79 mm
Width: 17.84 mm
Thickness: 7.95 mm
Weight: 3.13 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: Mr Martin Foreman

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)
Parish or ward: Bishop Burton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE9538
Four figure Latitude: 53.82959
Four figure longitude: -0.558082
1:25K map: SE9538
1:10K map: SE93NE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

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Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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