That image (filename: Hamp 949627a.tif) is unavailable.

That image (filename: Hamp 949627b.tif) is unavailable right now (Error code 404).

Image use policy

Our images can be used under a CC BY attribution licence (unless stated otherwise).


Unique ID: HAMP-949627

Object type certainty: Possibly
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Copper alloy brooch, probably of early Roman date, now incomplete. The brooch comprises four arms radiating from a central sub-lozenge shaped section. Only two of the arms survive to any significant degree. One arm narrows then expands, foming concave sides, and terminates in what would most likely have been a trefoil terminal with bevelled edges, although one arm of the trefoil and the tip of another is missing. The second arm is considerably narrower than the first, however it takes the same form, again with an arm and tip missing from the trefoil. The third and fourth arms are narrower again, and broken off close to the centre so it is not possible to determine their form, although it is likely they would have been similar to the surviving two. In the centre of the brooch there is a pyramidal boss with a rounded apex. Possible traces of white metal coating on the upper surface. A double pin bar lug survives in the centre of the reverse of the first arm. The reverse is otherwise flat and undecorated. Even mid-green patina.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 101
Date to: AD 200

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 18.12 mm
Width: 19.17 mm
Thickness: 7.72 mm
Weight: 2.26 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 12th July 2004

Personal details

This information is restricted for your access level.

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: New Forest (District)
To be known as: Whitsbury CP

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

Similar objects

Find number: HAMP-51ABA2
Broadperiod: UNKNOWN
An incomplete and undatable copper alloy unidentified object, consisting of a rectangular plate (14.27x17.22mm) from one edge of which extend…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Find number: CAM-C52423
Object type: BROOCH
Broadperiod: MEDIEVAL
A Medieval gilded copper-alloy annular brooch with zoomorphic terminal dating from the twelth to thirteenth century AD. The brooch has a p…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Find number: WILT-E829FA
Object type: BROOCH
Broadperiod: ROMAN
An incomplete Roman copper alloy hinged zoomorphic plate brooch. The brooch consists of a plate in the form of an inverted S, decorated w…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: HAMP
Created: 17 years ago
Updated: 11 years ago

Other formats: this page is available as qrcode json xml geojson pdf rdf representations.