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BROOCH

Unique ID: WAW-520C84

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Roman (later 3rd and 4th centuries) bow brooch: The lower portion of a bow brooch, made from cast copper alloy. The upper half, which is the bow is curved in profile, with the upper terminal forming a broken edge. This break is not recent. The bow is trapezoidal in section. The bow leads to a vertical portion which is the bow and catchplate forming a C-shaped section.

The surface of the brooch has patches of a mid green coloured matte patina, otherwise the surface is abraded.

The brooch measures 20.47mm long along the veretical section of the bow and is 4.56mm wide across catchplate and lower portion of the bow. It weighs 4.24g.

The brooch is a bow type, but it is uncertain whether it is a Cross-bow, Knee brooch, however the sturdiness of the lower portion of the bow may suggest it is a Cross-bow type, which according to Bayley and Butcher (2004) date to the later 3rd and 4th centuries. The 'light' types of cross bow brooch, which have little decoration tend to date to the later 3rd centuries.

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

Class: Bow

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 275
Date to: Circa AD 400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 20.47 mm
Width: 4.56 mm
Weight: 4.24 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st January 2016 - Sunday 17th December 2017

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: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Worcestershire (County)
District: Wychavon (District)
Parish or ward: Aldington (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP0545
Four figure Latitude: 52.1033123
Four figure longitude: -1.92841566
1:25K map: SP0545
1:10K map: SP04NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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Created: 27 days ago
Updated: 27 days ago

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