LANCUM-DD6F67: Disc brooch

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BROOCH

Unique ID: LANCUM-DD6F67

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An incomplete tinned copper-alloy roman disc brooch with peripheral lugs. Dating to the second half of the 1st century AD, likely originating in the upper Rhine Valley (Modern Switzerland). The brooch is flat and circular with six peripheral lugs, most of which are missing or remaining only as a stubs, 3 remain intact. There is a circumferential white metal coated flat ring and a pierced centre. The gap between the piercing and the ring as well as known examples (Hattatt 1987, 158) suggests a second ring existed and is now missing. The pin attachment consists of a double pin loop at the top and a now heavily worn catchplate at the bottom.

The brooch is mostly very dark grey brown with patches of light grey green shown where the tinning or concentric circle has come away. Some brown staining remains where the iron pin has corroded.

Richard Hattatt (1987,158 Fig.52 no.1007) illustrates a close more complete example of this type dating to the second half of the 1st century AD and discusses its origins.

Class: Disc

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 100

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.5 mm
Weight: 3.84 g
Diameter: 31.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 2nd February 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Dot Boughton
Identified by: Dr Dot Boughton
Secondary identifier: Dr Dot Boughton

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Rutland (Unitary Authority)
District: Rutland (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Tickencote

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Centred on village (which isn't a parish)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Minimal cultivation

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LANCUM
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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