NMGW-5D8633: Roman copper alloy bow brooch of Trumpet type and of Chester sub-type

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BROOCH

Unique ID: NMGW-5D8633

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Roman copper alloy bow brooch of Trumpet type and of Chester sub-type (hull's Type 154) and of 1st or 2nd century AD date
The brooch is incomplete, missing the foot, catch-plate and spring and is heavily-corroded (with a surviving length of 39.7mm, a surviving depth of 20.0mm and a weight of 6.1g). The missing spring was secured around a perforated lug, at the rear of the head. Iron corrosion around the lug suggests that an iron axis bar and possibly also an iron spring was employed. The trumpet-head is oval (10.2mm long and 9.5mm wide) with no surviving evidence for a chain-loop at the head. The top of the bow is sub-triangular at the head and the sides are concave, widening to the button. No applied decoration is evident on the upper bow. The button may have been of acanthus form but little detail now survives. The leg was of D-shaped section, with straight sides converging to the break, probably just above the missing foot. A low rib on the rear of the leg indicates the remnants of the catch-plate. The surface is worn and has a dark-brown patina with areas mid-green corroded surface loss.

Notes:

The brooch is of Hull's 'Chester' Type 154, which he dated from the late 1st to early 2nd century AD. The type is seen to have a distribution concentrated in the South West of Britain, around the lower Severn.

Class: trumpet type
Sub class: chester sub-type

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 20
Date to: Circa AD 200

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 39.7 mm
Width: 9.5 mm
Weight: 6.1 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Eirini Anagnostou
Identified by: Mr Mark Lodwick

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NMWPA 2016.7

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Wales (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: the Vale of Glamorgan (Unitary Authority)
District: the Vale of Glamorgan (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Llandow (Community)

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Recording Institution: NMGW
Created: About one year ago
Updated: 6 months ago

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