WAW-13CC6F: Roman trumpet brooch (reverse and profile).

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BROOCH

Unique ID: WAW-13CC6F

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Roman (c. 75 - 175) Trumpet brooch (Mackreth 2011, Chap 5., Part 1, Group 1.3b2, Plate 82): The bow head is a drop-shape with abraded edges. On the reverse there is an incomplete, perforated vertical lug. The spring and pin are missing. The bow leads from the centre of the head and is sub-triangular in section and in profile is an inverted sub L-shape. At the apex there is a series of horizontal grooves and ridges of varying thicknesses. The lower portion of the bow tapers to a blunt foot. This portion of the bow is undecorated and on the reverse there is a solid catchplate.

The brooch has a mottled mid brown-green patina.

It weighs 5.53g, and measures 8.58mm wide across the bow head and 46.45mm long.

The brooch is a Trumpet-headed type, possibly a Group D type but is less decorated than the usual examples, dating to the late 1st to mid 2nd century (Bayley and Butcher, 2004; 163). Mackreth classifies it as Chap 5., Part 1, Group 1.3b2. No. 5217 on Plate 82 is very similar.

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

Class: Trumpet
Sub class: Mackreth 2011, Chap 5., Part 1, Group 1.3b2, Plate 82

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: 46.45 mm
Width: 8.58 mm
Weight: 5.53 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 25th February 2018 - Thursday 28th June 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: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Worfield (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO7395
Four figure Latitude: 52.55216805
Four figure longitude: -2.39963477
1:25K map: SO7395
1:10K map: SO79NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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