LANCUM-F54C07: Roman umbonate brooch

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BROOCH

Unique ID: LANCUM-F54C07

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An incomplete cast copper-alloy umbonate brooch of Roman date. It is circular, domed and would have had four lugs around the perimeter, two of which survive. A hinged lug is located behind one of these and the remains of the catchplate behind the other. The rest of the brooch is missing due to old breaks. There is a deep channel around the perimeter which is incomplete due to old breaks. The domed surface is decorated with a central circular cell surrounded by two rows of triangular cells, the inner comprising fourteen and the outer sixteen cells. These would have been filled with enamel, most of which is now missing but that which remains suggests that the design alternated blue and red enamels.

Class: Umbonate

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 100
Date to: Circa AD 200

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 28 mm
Width: 19 mm
Thickness: 8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st September 2013

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Justine Biddle
Identified by: Mr Tim Padley

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cumbria (County)
District: South Lakeland (District)
To be known as: Burton-in-Kendal

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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Audit data

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

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