WAW-F73F53: Roman Brooch: Colchester derivative (front view and profile).

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Unique ID: WAW-F73F53

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper alloy Late Iron Age to early Roman Langton Down brooch. The wings are semi-cylindrical with no wing caps, but the terminal and edges of the wings are broken so they may be tubular. The wings are undecorated. The axis bar, pin and spring or hinge are all missing. The bow head is slightly hump-like and the underside of the wings and bow form an inverted 'L' in profile. The bow tapers to a broken edge above the midpoint. This break is not recent. The bow head and bow are undecorated. The surface of the brooch has a dark grey patina. The brooch is otherwise in a fair condition, but incomplete. The brooch measures 15.15mm across the wings and 18.34mm long. It weighs 2.6g.

Class: Langton Down

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: IRON AGE
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: IRON AGE
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 25
Date to: Circa AD 60

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 18.34 mm
Width: 15.15 mm
Weight: 2.6 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 9th June 2013

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Angie Bolton
Identified by: Ms Angie Bolton
Secondary identifier: Ms Angie Bolton

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Whitbourne (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO7155
Four figure Latitude: 52.19246986
Four figure longitude: -2.42565731
1:25K map: SO7155
1:10K map: SO75NW
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
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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