WMID-F2172C: Roman T shaped brooch (front, profile, reverse, profile)w

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BROOCH

Unique ID: WMID-F2172C

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An incomplete copper alloy Colchester-derivative probable Dolphin type brooch of Roman date (AD 43-65).

One of the wings, foot of the brooch, catch plate, spring and pin are missing. The brooch is 'T' shaped in plan with a semi-cylindrical although flattened wing. The bow head is hump-like, and slightly angular (comma shaped) in profile. The bow tapers to a rounded damaged terminal with a well-developed patina. The axis bar and spring are missing at the head of the brooch. There is a circular impression at the rear of the brooch where the axis bar would have been placed. There does not appear to be any decoration on this brooch, however much of the original surface has been lost and there is a well-developed green coloured patina across all surfaces. Similar brooches are illustrated by Hattatt (2012) on page 298.

The brooch measures 17.7mm in length, 11.7mm width (across the incomplete wings), 6.9mm thick at the point where the bow begins to taper, and weighs 1.72 grams.

Hattatt, R., (2012)A Visual Catalogue of Richard Hattatt's Ancient Brooches.Oxford, Oxbow Books.

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 65

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 17.7 mm
Width: 11.7 mm
Thickness: 6.9 mm
Weight: 1.72 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st January 2017 - Sunday 15th January 2017

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Warwickshire (County)
District: Rugby (District)
Parish or ward: Brandon and Bretford (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP4377
Four figure Latitude: 52.3893444
Four figure longitude: -1.36958355
1:25K map: SP4377
1:10K map: SP47NW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Hattatt, R. 2000 A Visual Catalogue of Richard Hattatt's Ancient Brooches Oxford Oxbow Books 298

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Recording Institution: WMID
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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