NMGW-738029: Unknown period: decorative terminal, possibly from a pin of Roman date

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Unique ID: NMGW-738029

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Copper alloy decorative terminal, possibly from a pin of Roman date

The object is fragmentary, represented by the damaged terminal; a shaft fragment (with a surviving length of 33.4mm and a weight of 3.4g). The top of the terminal was conical (with a basal diameter of 7.0mm) and is heavily corroded, with a differential corrosion, beneath which the terminal is of faceted-globular form before a moulding above the top of the shaft. The shaft is circular sectioned and gradually widens (from a diameter of 2.8mm to 5.0mm) before narrowing slightly towards the break. The surface has a dark-green patina with pale-green corrosion at the terminal.


The fragmentary state of the object makes identification uncertain; the object was carefully hand-finished and the decoration is consistent with Roman period styles, sometimes seen on hair-pins and similar. However the widening and narrowing of the shaft would be a little unusual.

Class: decorative terminal, possibly from a pin

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 33.4 mm
Weight: 3.4 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Wenke Domscheit
Identified by: Mr Mark Lodwick

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NMWPA 2014.162.4

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Decoration style: Other
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: Wales (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: the Vale of Glamorgan (Unitary Authority)
District: the Vale of Glamorgan (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: St. Nicholas and Bonvilston (Community)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST0574
Four figure Latitude: 51.4569792
Four figure longitude: -3.36871725
1:25K map: ST0574
1:10K map: ST07SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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Audit data

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

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