PUBLIC-DC2FF7: Roman brooch

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Early Medieval copper alloy cruciform brooch foot, 33mm long, 8mm wide, 4mm thick and weighs 6.68g. The object consists of the animal head base of the brooch which contains the catchplate. It has a roughly rectangular form and cross section and it terminates with a 'trefoil' snout with each lobe being rounded and prominent. Above this the object has a triangular cross section with the ridge running up the centre of the upper surface. This stops where the animals eyes are represented by rather rectangular protrusions. beyond this is a plain concave area before another pair of corresponding rectangular protrusions. When viewed from the side this looks very like a broken loop? The brooch is then flat and plain and has broken off just wherea raised area starts. Behind this is the cathplate which appears intact and is c20mm long.

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Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 450
Date to: Circa AD 650

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 33 mm
Width: 8 mm
Thickness: 4 mm
Weight: 6.58 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 14th March 2009

Personal details

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Identified by: Wendy Scott

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Rutland (Unitary Authority)
District: Rutland (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: RUTLAND

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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