NLM-775389: Roman Hod Hill Brooch

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Unique ID: NLM-775389

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Copper alloy brooch fragment. Hod Hill brooch, Mackreth type HOD HILL 1.a. A head comprises plain tubular wings rolled forward to receive an axis bar [probably lost], with a central slot for the pin [also lost]. A slightly tapered strip bow has three central longitudinal ridges, the central one billeted, which extend to a straight end with a horizontal ridge below it. The foot of the brooch tapers below this, and its end is lost. The top of the catch plate remains on the back of the upper foot. The display face bears extensive traces of white metal plating, which is thought to have characterised many brooches favoured by the Roman army of the 1st century AD, and specifically for brooches of this type, by the XX Legion. Suggested date: Early Roman, 50-100.

Length: 33.8mm, Width: 14.2mm, Thickness (crest of bow): 2.1mm, Weight: 3.35gms

Class: Hod Hill
Sub class: Mackreth type HOD HILL 1.a

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 50
Date to: Circa AD 100

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 33.8 mm
Width: 14.2 mm
Thickness: 2.1 mm
Weight: 3.35 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 27th November 2016

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Martin Foreman
Identified by: Mr Martin Foreman

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM34942

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete
Surface Treatment: White metal coated

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Lincolnshire (Unitary Authority)
District: North Lincolnshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Winteringham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE9420
Four figure Latitude: 53.66803657
Four figure longitude: -0.57874001
1:25K map: SE9420
1:10K map: SE92SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 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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