WILT-D4210B: Roman: Polden Hill Brooch

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Unique ID: WILT-D4210B

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An incomplete copper alloy Roman Polden Hill type brooch, dating to the period AD 75- 175.

The head of the brooch is cylindrical in shape with complete end caps, and they both have a circumferential groove. On the undersides of the wings, the coils of the spring are exposed. The coil has been wrapped around eleven times, and then the two outer strands of copper alloy have been pulled upwards to the top of the brooches head.

The bow arches from the head and tapers inwards towards the catchplate. From the top of the head, it is decorated with very small, fine horizontal grooves. This pattern ends about a quarter of the way down the bow as the surface patina is damaged. The bow has been bent backwards.

The openwork catch plate is damaged, and the pin is missing.

Overall the brooch is 34.75mm in height, 23.85mm in width and it weighs 9.35g.

Please see Hattatt (2007) "A Visual Catalogue of Richard Hattat's Ancient Brooches" page 301, figure 160, 1509.

Class: Polden Hill

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 75
Date to: Circa AD 175

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 34.75 mm
Width: 23.85 mm
Weight: 9.35 g

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Recorded by: Miss Grace Clark
Identified by: Miss Grace Clark

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SSWM 5037

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: Vale of White Horse (District)
Parish or ward: Longworth (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU3897
Four figure Latitude: 51.67049481
Four figure longitude: -1.4519098
1:25K map: SU3897
1:10K map: SU39NE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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