BERK-8EEBEF: Roman brooch: Disc brooch

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An incomplete cast copper alloy Roman disc brooch dating to the second century AD. The brooch is circular in plan and is decorated with two fields of coloured enamel. The outer concentric field has the remains of a dark (now black) enamel. The centre of the brooch has raised cell edges that form an curved, open-armed cross. Each cell contains red enamel. In the centre is a raised circular disc of copper alloy. The outer edges of the brooch are damaged and mostly missing. The reverse of the brooch retains the double-lugs for the pin and part of the catchplate. A similar brooch is illustrated by Hattatt (2007:347) no. 1137.


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Class: Disc
Sub class: Enamelled

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 23 mm
Width: 18 mm
Weight: 3.21 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 23rd February 2014

Rally details.

This object was found at Metal Detectives at St. Mary Bourne 23.2.14

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Anni Byard
Identified by: Miss Anni Byard

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2014.197

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Basingstoke and Deane (District)
Parish or ward: St. Mary Bourne (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU4252
Four figure Latitude: 51.26561516
Four figure longitude: -1.39940543
1:25K map: SU4252
1:10K map: SU45SW
Grid reference source: From finder
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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Audit data

Recording Institution: BERK
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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