WAW-8DC613: Roman brooch: Initial T-Shaped Brooch (profile, plan and reverse).

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BROOCH

Unique ID: WAW-8DC613

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Roman (AD c. 69-96) T-shaped brooch: The cylindrical crossbar is formed by being curled around the iron axis bar forming a horizontal seam on the reverse of the crossbar. The crossbar has a central slot on the reverse to allow the pin to be hinged which is now missing. The outer face of the wings is decorated with double-stranded transverse grooves in the centre of each wing and at the terminal. The bow protrudes from the centre of the cross bar and is slightly hump-like and is oval in section. The bow and bow head are decorated with vertical four grooves which quickly faded. The bow tapers to a blunt point. The reverse of the bow has a catchplate with openwork on the lower portion. The brooch surface is slightly abraded and has a well developed dark brooch shiny patina. It measures 83.54mm long, 43.73mm wide and it weighs 29.8g.

The brooch is an initial T-shaped brooch, which are described as being usually hinged, not enamelled, with no head stud and having fine decoration and date to the Flavian period, AD 69-96 (Bayley and Butcher, 2004: p. 159).

Bayley and Butcher, 2004 Roman Brooches in Britain: A technological and Typological Study Based on the Richborough Collection Society of Antiquaries.

Class: Initial T-Shaped

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 69
Date to: Circa AD 96

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 83.54 mm
Width: 43.73 mm
Weight: 29.8 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 2nd October 2013 - Wednesday 4th December 2013

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Angie Bolton
Identified by: Ms Angie Bolton

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Warwickshire (County)
District: Stratford-on-Avon (District)
Parish or ward: Weston-on-Avon (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP1551
Four figure Latitude: 52.15707618
Four figure longitude: -1.7821565
1:25K map: SP1551
1:10K map: SP15SE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
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

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Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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