WAW-91B09A: Roman brooch: T-shaped (plan and reverse).

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BROOCH

Unique ID: WAW-91B09A

Object type certainty: Certain
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Roman (AD c. 69-96) T-shaped brooch: The crossbar is tubular with a central slot to allow for the hinged pin. The pin is hinged on a copper alloy axis bar, and is incomplete. The crossbar is undecorated. The bow protrudes from the centre of the cross bar and is slightly hump-like and is sub-square in section. The bow and bow head are decorated with a vertical groove with a fine wavy ridge within the groove. Only a fragment of the bow remains, and this is not a too recent break. The brooch surface has a well developed shiny mid green patina. It measures 16.79mm long, 11.95mm wide and it weighs 3.2g.

The brooch is probably an initial T-shaped brooch, which are described as being usually hinged, not enamelled, lacking a headloop and having fine decoration, dating 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
Sub class: Initial

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

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: 11.95 mm
Width: 16.79 mm
Weight: 3.2 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st January 2014 - Monday 19th 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

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Worcestershire (County)
District: Malvern Hills (District)
Parish or ward: Earl's Croome (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO8742
Four figure Latitude: 52.07620688
Four figure longitude: -2.19109492
1:25K map: SO8742
1:10K map: SO84SE
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
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

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

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