SOM-8C84C7: Roman bow brooch

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BROOCH

Unique ID: SOM-8C84C7

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A Roman copper-alloy lower part of the bow and catch-plate of a brooch. The upper part of the bow, the head of the brooch and pin are missing due to an old patinated break. In cross-section, the bow is rectangular with rounded corners; it generally has flat upper and lower surfaces. The bow is elongated trapezoidal and tapers gradually from the point of the break (W.: 5.9mm) to a width of 3.5mm at the foot. The foot is simply squared off and decorated with two transversely incised grooves; the leg above is plain. On the lower surface the solid catch-plate survives well. It is broadly trapezoidal with an angled fold only slightly abraded at each end. At its base the web of the catch-plate measures 12.3mm long. Fragmentary brooches are difficult to classify; this may be a T-shaped example. Where it survives the patina is dark-green; other pitted areas are lighter green in colour.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 50
Date to: Circa AD 150

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 30 mm
Height: 13.6 mm
Width: 5.9 mm
Thickness: 2.6 mm
Weight: 3.6 g

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 21984

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: South Somerset (District)
To be known as: Misterton CP

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From a paper map
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: SOM
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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