SOM-88FE15: Roman developed T-shaped brooch

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BROOCH

Unique ID: SOM-88FE15

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An incomplete copper alloy Roman developed T-shaped brooch dating to the period c.AD75 - 150. The pin, lower part of the bow, the foot and the catchplate are missing. The head had cylindrical wings, one of which is now missng to an old break. The remaining wing appears to have an incised line around the outer end. The wings are separated on the reverse by a central pin slot from which the pin is missing. The copper alloy axis bar for the pin is visible in the broken wing. The bow is very shallowly curved with a ridge running for a short distance from the head down the centre. Below this are four triangular cells forming recessed square with a raised saltire across it, the two on either side still containing traces of a blue enamel. The bow tapers in width along its length and is slightly D-shaped in cross section with a flat front and back. It terminates in an old break. The brooch has a dark green patina.

The fragment measures 28.83mm in length, 24.55mm in width at the head and weighs 7.00g.

The brooch combines several elements often seen on developed T-shaped brooches including the ridge at the top (T142) and the geometric cells holding enamel. Bayley and Butcher (2004:167) suggest this type is mainly South Western in distribution and dates to the later first - early 2nd century AD (c75-150)

Class: Deeloped T-shaped

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 75
Date to: Circa AD 150

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 28.83 mm
Width: 24.55 mm
Weight: 7 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st January 2016 - Friday 1st July 2016

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Sheila Hicks
Identified by: Ms Sheila Hicks
Secondary identifier: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt no. 017416

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Fragment
Surface Treatment: Inlaid with enamel

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: South Somerset (District)
To be known as: Martock

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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