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Unique ID: WILT-F5200A

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper alloy Roman plate brooch in the shape of a crescent dating to c AD 120-220. The brooch is almost complete and is only missing its pin and the boss from one tip of the crescent. The brooch is flat and in the shape of a crescent with a boss on the one remaining point. The outer edge of the crescent has a sawtooth design with the centre two teeth forming a different motif. The decoration is a mixture of triangles and circular motifs with evidence of enamel in the fields. The brooch weighs 5.5g and measures 31.06mm in length, 21.63mm in width, 8.05mm in height and 1.87mm in thickness. Cf Mackreth, DF, 2011, Brooches in Late Iron Age and Roman Britain, Oxbow Books, Oxford vol. 1, p 167, Group 8.b, no 11232, vol 2, p 113, plate 110,

Class: crescent
Sub class: Mackreth 2011, Part 1, 8.b, no. 11232

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 120
Date to: Circa AD 220

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 31.06 mm
Height: 8.05 mm
Width: 21.63 mm
Thickness: 1.87 mm
Weight: 5.5 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Alyson Tanner
Identified by: Mrs Alyson Tanner
Secondary identifier: Ms Sally Worrell

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SSWM 5240

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Latton

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