HESH-07E50D: Roman: brooch

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Unique ID: HESH-07E50D

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete copper-alloy Hod Hill type Roman brooch dating to c. AD 43 - 100. The brooch is T-shaped in plan and D-shaped in profile. The head and wings have been formed by the metal being rolled back upon itself, holding in place the axis bar; it is unclear whether the axis bar still remains due to corrosion. A small protrusion on the underside of the head is all that remains of the hinged pin. The bow tapers to a broken foot; the catchplate has also been lost. Four raised collars on the back of the bow expand wider than the brooch; this is the only visible decoration on the front of the brooch and there is no visible decoration on the reverse. The brooch is dark brown in colour with a dark green surface patina on the reverse.

A similar example has not been found on this database but can be found in Hattatt (2000; p. 321; 63) and Mackreth (2011; p. 100; 9448).

The brooch measures 23.62mm in length, 15.05mm in width at the wings, 1.26mm thick just below the head and weighs 2.67grams.

Class: Hod Hill

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 23.62 mm
Width: 15.05 mm
Thickness: 1.26 mm
Weight: 2.67 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Emily Freeman
Identified by: Miss Emily Freeman

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Hereford Museum Object Entry: HFDMG 3291

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: South Kesteven (District)
To be known as: Ancaster

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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

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