DENO-972066: Roman disc brooch

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Unique ID: DENO-972066

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An incomplete copper alloy Roman flat enamelled disc brooch (AD c. 80 - c. 250). The brooch has an oval-shaped plate, but edges are worn and the enamelled design suggests that the brooch was originally circular. The design consists of a central circular cell, missing its enamel inlay, with a wide copper alloy border. Surrounding this is a wide circle of blue enamel with six raised copper alloy pellets arranged in a circle within the enamel. Two very similar brooches are depicted in Hattatt (1989, p.344, fig. 203, nos 1029 and 1030), indicating that this brooch was originally circular. The reverse of the brooch is flat. The hinge mechanism is still intact, but the pin is missing. The stump of the catchplate is also present but is missing its curl. Overall, the brooch measures 21.5 mm long, 16.2 mm wide and 4.9 mm thick. The plate measures 1.9 mm thick. It weighs 2.60 g.

Class: disc

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 80
Date to: Circa AD 250

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 21.5 mm
Width: 16.2 mm
Thickness: 4.9 mm
Weight: 2.6 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 6th August 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Alastair Willis
Identified by: Mr Alastair Willis

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Derby E8620

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete
Surface Treatment: Inlaid with enamel

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Nottinghamshire (County)
District: Newark and Sherwood (District)
Parish or ward: Perlethorpe cum Budby (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK6571
Four figure Latitude: 53.23206874
Four figure longitude: -1.02769064
1:25K map: SK6571
1:10K map: SK67SE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Created: 11 months ago
Updated: 9 days ago

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