WAW-9CF1F1: Roman brooch: Wroxeter type (plan, profile and reverse).

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Unique ID: WAW-9CF1F1

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Roman (AD c. 80-200) Wroxeter type brooch of Mackreth 2011, chapter 4, part 3, WROX 1.b.1: The bow head is oval with the straighter edge forming the upper edge. The decoration on the bow head is a horizontal groove bordering the upper edge. On the reverse of the bow head is there is a single, incomplete, vertical, perforated lug which has a small hook protruding from it. The spring and pin are missing.

The bow protrudes from the centre of the bow head and is a rectangular in section which tapers to a broken edge below the mid-point of the bow. The upper portion of the bow is decorated with vertical grooves with small notches across it.

The surface of the brooch has an incomplete well-developed light green patina.

The brooch weighs 3.66g, and measures 9.55mm wide across the bow head and is 27.04mm long.

The brooch is a Trumpet-headed derivative, Wroxeter type which date to the 1st to 2nd century (Bayley and Butcher, 2004: p. 160-164). A similar brooch is illustrated in Hattatt (1987) No. 984. Also there is a similar brooch from Warwickshire on the PAS database, WAW-5C6AE1. Bayley and Butcher (2004: p. 168-9) comment that Wroxeter type brooches, based on their distribution, appear to originate in North Wales or the Midlands. Mackreth (2001) classifies it as Mackreth 2011, Chapter 4, part 3, WROX 1.b.1.

Bayley, J. and Butcher, S., 2004 Roman Brooches in Britain: A technological and Typological Study Based on the Richborough Collection London: Society of Antiquaries

Hattat, R. 1987 Brooches of Antiquity, Oxford: Oxbow

Mackreth, D. F. 2011 Brooches in Late Iron Age and Roman BritainVolume 1 Oxford: Oxbow Books

Class: Wroxeter
Sub class: Mackreth 2011, chapter 4, part 3, WROX 1.b.1

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 200

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 27.04 mm
Width: 9.55 mm
Weight: 3.66 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 9th March 2018 - Friday 9th March 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Angie Bolton
Identified by: Ms Angie Bolton

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Ledbury (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO6740
Four figure Latitude: 52.05739142
Four figure longitude: -2.48271095
1:25K map: SO6740
1:10K map: SO64SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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