LVPL-1BDF98: Roman brooch

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Unique ID: LVPL-1BDF98

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An incomplete copper alloy brooch possibly of Wroxeter type of Roman date. The brooch has a sub-rectangular head and no wings. The bow of the brooch extends out and down from the head tapering in with before it terminates with an ancient break. The spring, pin, catchplate and lower bow are missing.

The brooch is decorated with a raised central panel which is infilled with a series of horizontal grooves. The object has a dark brown patina.

Dimensions: 21mm in length, 11mm in width, 6mm thick, 4.2g

A similar example which has been recorded on the PAS database is PUBLIC-9A1B75 which notes The distribution of this type is more focused on North Wales and the Midlands, although they are occasionally found in the South west (cf. SOM-9A6252, SOMDOR-C16481), the earliest examples of the type date from Flavian contexts with the latest being from a hoard deposited c. AD 200 in Chepstow.

Class: Wroxeter

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 75
Date to: Circa AD 200

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 21 mm
Width: 11 mm
Thickness: 6 mm
Weight: 4.2 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st September 2017 - Friday 8th September 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Vanessa Oakden
Identified by: Ms Vanessa Oakden

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cheshire West and Chester (Unitary Authority)
District: Cheshire West and Chester (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Saighton

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Recording Institution: LVPL
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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