LANCUM-22A1A6: Headstud brooch

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Unique ID: LANCUM-22A1A6

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Copper-alloy, Roman headstud brooch, possibly 3rd century, although heavily corroded. The headstud is pirform shape and integrally cast, and the wings and neckband would have supported a head loop which is recently broken. The brooch would have had a hing pin at the back which has been lost. It has a well arched flat faced bow of heavy construction which tapers towards the catch plate which is missing. The foot of the brooch is rounded at the end, although because it is heavily corroded and most of the foot is missing it is difficult to be sure. There is incised ribbed decoration around the head, neckband and wings. The pin and the catchplate are both missing. Originally this brooch would have been part of a pair, which were linked through the head loop by a chain.

Class: Headstud

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 200
Date to: Ante AD 350

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 55 mm
Width: 32 mm
Thickness: 5.5 mm
Weight: 23.84 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st January 2004

Personal details

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Identified by: Ms Faye Simpson

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Decoration method: Incised
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lancashire (County)
District: Preston (District)
To be known as: Lea

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LANCUM
Created: 15 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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