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WAW-D74033: Roman brooch: Polden Hill type (plan, profile and reverse).

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BROOCH

Unique ID: WAW-D74033

Object type certainty: Certain
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Roman Polden Hill type brooch (AD c. 80-120): The copper alloy brooch is incomplete. The wings are semi-cylindrical terminating with incomplete perforated wing caps. The wings are decorated with a vertical, linear double-stranded groove. At the junction of the wings and bow head there is a trace of a lug which would have supported the chord. The axis bar, spring and pin are missing. The bowhead is hump-like in profile and is undecorated. The bow is D-shaped in section and is broken at the below the mid point, The break is not too recent. The surface of the brooch has an incomplete dark grey-green patina. The brooch measures 27.49mm long, 21.7mm wide across the wings and weighs 4.82g.

The brooch is a Polden Hill type. Bayley and Butcher (2004:160) comment that the distribution of Polden Hill brooches are concentrated in the West Midlands and suggest they date to AD 80 to 120.

Bayley, J. and Butcher, S., 2004 Roman Brooches in Britain: A technological and Typological Study Based on the Richborough Collection London: Society of Antiquaries

Class: Polden Hill

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 80
Date to: Circa AD 120

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 27.49 mm
Width: 21.7 mm
Weight: 4.82 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 2nd September 2015 - Wednesday 2nd December 2015

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Warwickshire (County)
District: Stratford-on-Avon (District)
Parish or ward: Wixford (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP0954
Four figure Latitude: 52.18417656
Four figure longitude: -1.86978155
1:25K map: SP0954
1:10K map: SP05SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Recording Institution: WAW
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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