SOM-7C0E95: Roman bow brooch

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BROOCH

Unique ID: SOM-7C0E95

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The lower part of the bow and catch-plate of a Roman copper-alloy brooch. The upper part of the bow, the head of the brooch and pin are missing due to an old, twisted irregular break. In cross-section, the bow is rectangular with rounded corners; it generally has flat upper and lower surfaces, though with a recessed channel on the lower . The bow is elongated trapezoidal and tapers gradually from the point of the break (W.: 8.5mm) to a width of 5.6mm at the foot. The foot terminates in a transverse ridge decorated with two angled incisions. The leg above is finely decorated above a pair of transverse incisions at the foot. There is a small step at the sides of the foot. A central zone defined by longituidinally incised lines is decorated with abutting triangles and inverted triangles formed of combed diagonally incised lines. On the lower surface the solid catch-plate survives well. It is broadly trapezoidal with an angled fold slightly abraded at each end. At its base the web of the catch-plate measures 15.3mm long. Fragmentary brooches are difficult to classify; this may be a T-shaped example. The patina is light/mid-grey/green; there are only small patches of pitting. Cf. SOM-B99D33 on this database

Class: bow

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: 28.7 mm
Height: 13.2 mm
Width: 8.5 mm
Thickness: 1.8 mm
Weight: 2.51 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st May 2013 - Wednesday 31st July 2013

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 22344

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 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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