WAW-0A3909: Roman brooch: Polden Hill type, possibly  (plan and reverse).

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BROOCH

Unique ID: WAW-0A3909

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Roman possible Polden Hill type brooch (AD c. 80-120): The copper alloy brooch is fragmentary. The wings are fragmentary and missing their terminals, but were probably semi-cylindrical. At the upper edge of the wings and bow head there is an incomplete perforated jug. The pin, axis bar and spring are missing. The bowhead is hump-like in profile. The bow is oval in section and is broken at the approximate mid point. The surface of the brooch is abraded and has patches of a shiny grey-green patina.

The brooch measures 21.60mm long, the width is 23.40mm, and the weighs 5.6g.

The brooch is possibly 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., 2004Roman Brooches in Britain: A technological and Typological Study Based on the Richborough CollectionLondon: 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: 21.6 mm
Width: 23.4 mm
Thickness: 12 mm
Weight: 5.6 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 24th August 2016 - Thursday 24th November 2016

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Carina Hughes
Identified by: Ms Angie Bolton

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: Hinckley and Bosworth (District)
Parish or ward: Peckleton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK4400
Four figure Latitude: 52.59602057
Four figure longitude: -1.35185914
1:25K map: SK4400
1:10K map: SK40SW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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