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Unique ID: WILT-6030E3

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An incomplete Roman copper alloy Colchester derivative Polden hill type brooch, probably dating to c. AD 80-120. The surviving section comprises of the upper bow and partial head, the rest lost to old breaks.

At the head of the brooch only the left wing survives, this is C-shaped in cross-section, with an open reverse and with an incomplete perforated wing cap at its terminal; a separate axis bar and sprung pin are lost. The front of the wing is decorated with alternating parallel, longitudinal ridges and grooves. The brooch is decorated with a central ridge, now abraded, but probably originally perforated, flanked by four converging ridges. The bow tapers into an old break.

Dimensions: length 21.3mm; width 21.5mm; thickness 5.3mm; weight 5.45g.

cf. similar brooches on this database, e.g. SOM-5874A5, SOM-2DB41F, amongst others.

Class: Colchester derivativ, Polden Hill (Mackreth G roup 5,flat wing ends type, Western Group)
Sub class: Mackreth 2011, 5.c. Plate 50

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 120

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 21.3 mm
Width: 21.5 mm
Thickness: 5.3 mm
Weight: 5.45 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Wil Partridge
Identified by: Mr Wil Partridge

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SSWM 5373

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: West Tisbury (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST9128
Four figure Latitude: 51.05127417
Four figure longitude: -2.1297745
1:25K map: ST9128
1:10K map: ST92NW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the 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: WILT
Created: 4 months ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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