LANCUM-49D8A0: Roman trumpet brooch

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BROOCH

Unique ID: LANCUM-49D8A0

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A cast copper alloy trumpet brooch dating from the early Roman period, that is c. AD75-175.The brooch is in excellent condition with body, spring, pin and foot still intact, even though the body of the brooch is slightly bent. The trumpet brooch is composed of a strong, sturdy body, spring and pin. The head is trumpet-shaped with a thin moulded around the edges. The trumpet end doubles as the spring housing and there is a small extra loop attached to the back of the trumpet-shaped head. It is probably that a beaded string or a chain was suspended from it and/or attached to another, similar brooch which was worn on the other shoulder. The latter end of the brooch's bow has a circular cross section and tapers slightly towards the foot which terminates in a moulded knop. the bow itself is decorated with a moulded reel decoration, flanked by two acanthus leaves - a decor which is very typical for trumpet brooches.

Class: Trumpet

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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: 61.5 mm
Height: 27 mm
Width: 19.5 mm
Weight: 17.81 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st June 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Dot Boughton
Identified by: Dr Dot Boughton

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata


County or Unitary authority: Cumbria (County)
District: South Lakeland (District)
To be known as: Silverdale

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Other
Specific landuse: Recreational usage

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Recording Institution: LANCUM
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