LEIC-F446B7: F446B7.JPG Roman plate brooch

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Unique ID: LEIC-F446B7

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Roman gold and silver oval brooch, 21mm long, 19mm wide and weighing 6.37grams. The brooch consists of an oval plate which is coated in silver on the reverse. The upper surface is decorated with three concentric ovals of gold ropework. The outer one is wider and higher than the inner two. These have incised lines running at oblique angles in differing directions, which gives the effect of a herringbone pattern. In the centre is a raised border 1mm thick and 2mm high, this may have contained a precious stone, but is now filled with green corrosion or concrection of some sort. Teh back of the brooch has a spring of three coils and the remains of a catchplate intact. similar examples are shown in Hattatts ancient brooches Fig224. The design resembles No549 whilst the shape matches 1217-1648.

Class: Plate

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Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: AD 100
Date to: AD 300

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 21 mm
Width: 19 mm
Thickness: 5 mm
Weight: 6.37 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 31st March 2004

Personal details

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Identified by: Wendy Scott

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Secondary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Cast

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: Harborough (District)
Parish or ward: Goadby (Civil Parish)

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Created: 14 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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