LANCUM-B198C8: Headstud brooch fragment

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BROOCH

Unique ID: LANCUM-B198C8

Object type certainty: Certain
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Cast copper alloy Roman brooch 'Headstud' type dating from the 2nd century AD. Extremely worn.

The foot is missing but a sufficient portion of the brooch survives to identify this as a headstud brooch. The head part of the brooch is still present as well as part of the wings and bow. The head of the brooch is decorated with a moulded headstud - hence the name - and there may be some enamel remaining in the centre. The bow itself retains some square mouldings, possibly filled with enamel, too. The stud is surrounded by an annular groove which may also have contained enamel. On each wing of the head are two panels of blue (?) enamel inlay.. Between the two wings was a D shaped lug (now missing) and their ends are marked by transverse mouldings.The spring housing is tubular with a small lug in the centre which held the axis bar and the spring coil.

Class: Headstud

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 100
Date to: Exactly AD 200

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 29.1 mm
Width: 16.2 mm
Weight: 16.2 g

Rally details.

This object was found at Brampton and Longtown Rotary Club Rally 2009

Personal details

Recorded by: Dr Dot Boughton
Identified by: Dr Dot Boughton

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cumbria (County)
District: Carlisle (District)
Parish or ward: Hayton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: NY4957
Four figure Latitude: 54.90510085
Four figure longitude: -2.7969046
1:25K map: NY4957
1:10K map: NY45NE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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