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Unique ID: WILT-670B35

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An incomplete copper-alloy Roman trumpet brooch dating to AD 75-175. The brooch is 56.2mm in length and 11.28mm in width. It weighs 9.48g. The patina is quite smooth, the colour is mostly dark green. The entire head of the brooch, including the pin, is missing.

With 4.83mm, the top part of the bow is relatively narrow, broadening to 11.45mm towards the middle, where it is decorated with three knops which are connected by a horizontal protrusion. On top and underneath this decoration can be found a horizontal incised line. The back of the bow at that part is decorated with five horizontal protruding lines. Towards the foot, the bow narrows to 4.11mm again, where it ends in a knop. The catchplate is of a trinagular shape and relatively long, 33.61mm in length and 11.5mm in width.

Class: Trumpet

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 175

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 56.2 mm
Width: 11.28 mm
Weight: 9.48 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Nina Dierks
Identified by: Ms Nina Dierks

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SSWM 5256

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: St. Paul Malmesbury Without (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST9488
Four figure Latitude: 51.59081773
Four figure longitude: -2.08800454
1:25K map: ST9488
1:10K map: ST98NW
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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