LVPL-46BC3F: Roman trumpet brooch

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BROOCH

Unique ID: LVPL-46BC3F

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An incomplete copper alloy trumpet brooch dating to the Roman period. The brooch has atypical oval or 'trumpet' shaped head. The bow tapers in width down the bow where it terminates with an ancient break above the foot. In the centre of the bow is an oval waist moulding consisting of a raised central ridge, bordered by a ridge on each side and another ridge both above and below. The remains of linear grooves can be seen on the lower ridge however the others are worn.
At the rear of the head is a central pierced lug to which the spring would have been secured. The lug is surrounded by iron corrosion. The pin is missing. Only the very top of the catch plate remains above the terminal break. The brooch has a mid-green patina and is in poor condition.


Dimensions: 30mm in length, 11mm in width, 7.4g


Trumpet brooches are typically dated from AD75-175. A more complete example of a trumpet brooch recorded on the PAS database is LVPL-31143E.

Class: Trumpet

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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: 30 mm
Width: 11 mm
Weight: 7.4 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st January 2018 - Tuesday 24th April 2018

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: Peckforton

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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

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