BERK-40F928: Roman brooch: Penannular brooch

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BROOCH

Unique ID: BERK-40F928

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete cast copper alloy penannular brooch of Roman or early Anglo-Saxon date. The brooch is formed from a circular-sectioned rod which has been flattened at the terminals, which have then been bent back over themselves. The terminals have moulded decoration consisting of ribbing either side of an indent or recess in the bar. The appearance is vaguely zoomorphic. No pin survives; the pin may have been very long in comparison to the size of the brooch. The brooch is similar to form to Fowler's Type D, which is broadly dated to the late Roman period (c. AD 300-500). However comparison to other objects from the area, and the patina, suggests a Late Iron Age / early Roman date.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 300
Date to: Circa AD 500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 24.8 mm
Weight: 5.7 g
Diameter: 29.56 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 23rd April 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Anni Byard
Identified by: Miss Anni Byard

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2017.087

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: Kingston Bagpuize with Southmoor (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU3995
Four figure Latitude: 51.65244492
Four figure longitude: -1.43767284
1:25K map: SU3995
1:10K map: SU39NE
What3Words: perky.vintages.headed
Grid reference source: From a paper map
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: BERK
Created: Friday 16th June 2017
Updated: Friday 16th June 2017

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