NLM-B66285: Roman Headstud Brooch

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Unique ID: NLM-B66285

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Copper alloy brooch. Cast headstud brooch, Mackreth type Headstud 5.b. Short rectangular wings, each decorated with a pair of small studs or pellets, hide a narrow tubular case for an axis bar retaining the stub of a pin. A short curved ridge extends along the medial line of a rectangular section bow to a tapered hole for a separate stud [now lost]. Below the aperture, a strip of lozengiform cells flanked by smaller triangular cells extends down the centre of the bow, which tapers to a pedestal foot with three moulded elements and a basal hollow. The stub of a catch plate remains behind the foot, with a further relict further up the bow. The lower bow is sharply bent. Suggested date: Early Roman, 75-125.

Length: 25.6mm, Width: 15.2mm, Thickness (crest of bow at position of lost stud): 3.8mm, Weight: 5.54gms.

Class: Headstud
Sub class: Mackreth type Headstud 5.b

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 75
Date to: Circa AD 125

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 25.6 mm
Width: 15.2 mm
Thickness: 3.8 mm
Weight: 5.54 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 26th October 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Martin Foreman
Identified by: Mr Martin Foreman

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM34985

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Wetwang

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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Audit data

Recording Institution: NLM
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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