WAW-CA670E: Roman brooch: Polden Hill type (Profile and plan).

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BROOCH

Unique ID: WAW-CA670E

Object type certainty: Probably
Workflow status: Published Find published

A Roman Polden Hill type brooch (AD c. 80-120): The copper alloy brooch is incomplete. The wings are semi-cylindrical, but both are fragmentary. The edges of the wings, behind the bow head, is heavily abraded. The axis bar, spring and pin are all missing. The bowhead is hump-like in profile and is undecorated. The bow is oval in section, and gradually tapers to a break which is not recent. The surface of the brooch has an incomplete light green patina. It measures 25.6mm long, 11.85mm wide across the wings and weighs 5g.

The brooch is probably a Polden Hill type. Bayley and Butcher (2004:160) comment that the distribution of Polden Hill brooches are concentrated in the West Midlands and suggest they date to AD 80 to 120.

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

Class: Colchester derivative Polden Hill

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 80
Date to: Circa AD 120

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 25.6 mm
Width: 11.85 mm
Weight: 5 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 3rd March 2014 - Wednesday 7th May 2014

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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 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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Recording Institution: WAW
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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