LANCUM-506C33: Dragonesque brooch fragment

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Unique ID: LANCUM-506C33

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Cast copper alloy Dragonesque brooch fragment, dating from the early Roman period, that is c. AD75-175. Only one of the head, some of the body and the pin survive. The head was elegantly formed with a finely moulded ear with grooves on one side. The eye was inlaid with bright blue enamel and there was probably enamel inlay in the body as well, but none of that survives. There was a small connecting rod between the head and the body, probably to strengthen the brooch. The pin was a strong metal rod that was wrapped around the neck of the dragonesque head.

Class: Dragonesque

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 29 mm
Width: 26 mm
Thickness: 2.5 mm
Weight: 1.3 g
Diameter: 7.06 mm

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Recorded by: Dr Dot Boughton
Identified by: Dr Dot Boughton

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Enamel
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Fragment
Surface Treatment: Inlaid with enamel

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cumbria (County)
District: Allerdale (District)
To be known as: Cockermouth

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