WAW-B22319: Roman brooch: T-shaped type (plan, profile and reverse).

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BROOCH

Unique ID: WAW-B22319

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Roman (AD c. 69-96) T-shaped brooch: The cylindrical crossbar holds an axis bar. The crossbar has a central slot on the reverse to allow the pin to be hinged which is now incomplete. The wings are undecorated. The bow protrudes from the centre of the cross bar and is slightly hump-like and is an elongated sub semi-circle in section. The bow and bow head are decorated with a vertical ridge with fine transverse notches. The bow tapers to a blunt foot. On the reverse there is an integral catchplate which has a circular perforation. The exterior face of the catchplate curl is decorated with three transverse fine grooves. The brooch surface has a well developed shiny mid green patina. It measures 70.49mm long, 27.97mm wide and it weighs 11.1g.

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: T-shaped

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Informed finder that the object should be submitted as Treasure

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: 70.49 mm
Width: 27.97 mm
Weight: 11.1 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 5th March 2014 - Wednesday 7th May 2014

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


County or Unitary authority: Worcestershire (County)
District: Wychavon (District)
Parish or ward: Elmley Lovett (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO8668
Four figure Latitude: 52.30993111
Four figure longitude: -2.20676875
1:25K map: SO8668
1:10K map: SO86NE
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: Minimal cultivation

References cited

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Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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