NLM-9C3AD3: Roman Headstud Brooch

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Unique ID: NLM-9C3AD3

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Copper alloy Brooch. Headstud Brooch, Mackreth type Headstud 9.a. Cast wings with an integrally cast cylinder behind them formerly retaining an axis bar for a hinged pin (both lost). A low moulding on top of the wings may be intended to resemble the chord of a spring fastened brooch, with a skeuomorphic hook between stud and 'chord' meeting it . The front of the wings bears enamel in triangular cells, of which one on each side is filled with red enamel, and the others are [now] green. There is an oval socket for a stud, below which the sharply ridged triangular section bow tapers towards a simple pedestal foot; it is sharply angled at its mid point. There is a trace of grooves along each side of the bow, towards the back. The stub of a catch plate remains behind the lower bow and foot. The object is discoloured by oil, which has irremediably stained the enamel. Suggested date: Early Roman, 75-175.

Length: 47.3mm, Width: 20.8mm, Thickness (crest of bow at stud): 8.7mm, Weight: 15.01gms.

Class: Headstud
Sub class: Mackreth type Headstud 9.a.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 75
Date to: Circa AD 175

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 47.3 mm
Width: 20.8 mm
Thickness: 8.7 mm
Weight: 15.01 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 12th January 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Martin Foreman
Identified by: Mr Martin Foreman

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM24868

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete
Surface Treatment: Inlaid with enamel

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Nottinghamshire (County)
District: Newark and Sherwood (District)
To be known as: South Clifton

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
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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