WMID-E16476: Roman: Incomplete trumpet brooch

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BROOCH

Unique ID: WMID-E16476

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An incomplete copper alloy Roman Trumpet brooch, of Roman dating (75 AD to 175 AD).

Approximately 25% of the brooch is present, consisting of the top of the bow. The head loop, the foot, catch plate, spring and pin are all missing.

The top of the brooch consists of an angular bow descending from a plate below a head loop (now missing). The head of the brooch is complete, semi circular in plan, and tapers into the bow. The bow is D-shaped in cross section. At the shoulder (midway) point of the bow, there are four raised ridges, with the central one being most prominent. Otherwise the bow is plain and undecorated. The reverse of the head has the the remains of the axis bar, used to hold the hinged pin in place. An iron axis bar is still present within the semi circular casing.

It measures 24.19 mm in length, 13.49 mm wide and 7.86 mm thick. It weighs 3.1 grams.

The brooch is a mid grey green colour, with an uneven surface patina. Abrasion, caused by movement whilst within the plough soil, has resulted in a loss of some of the original surface detail.

Hattatt published a similar but more complete brooch, from Wall, Staffordshire (2000, p328, fig 187, #952) in his visual catalogue of Ancient Brooches, and dated that example to 1st to 2nd Centuries AD.

Reference:
Hattatt, R. (2000) A Visual Catalogue of Ancient Brooches. Oxbow Books. Oxford.

Class: trumpet

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 75
Date to: Circa AD 175

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 24.19 mm
Width: 13.49 mm
Thickness: 7.86 mm
Weight: 3.1 g

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Iron
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Ryedale (District)
Parish or ward: Sherburn (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE9476
Four figure Latitude: 54.171195
Four figure longitude: -0.56154785
1:25K map: SE9476
1:10K map: SE97NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst searching with a metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Recording Institution: WMID
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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