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Unique ID: SUR-167B51

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A fragment of a large Roman enameled copper alloy brooch, 38.5mm in length and probably of trumpet derived type. The fragment consists of the foot and part of the bow, with a portion of the catchplate on the reverse. The front is decorated with concentric moulded circles in a roundel on the bow, with a flaring fantail type foot decorated with a pair of moulded spirals around a cup-shaped form. There are extensive traces of enamal between the deeply moulded ridges of the decoration and a white metal coating to their top edges. The reverse is plain, with the stub of a footplate and a single transverse ridge on the other end next to the break in the bow. Circa 1st-2nd century AD.


Decoration and form similar to Hattatt (2000), p330, number 1537.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 200

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 38.5 mm
Height: 8 mm
Width: 22.4 mm
Thickness: 3 mm
Weight: 8.27 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Simon Maslin
Identified by: Dr Simon Maslin

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Fragment
Surface Treatment: Inlaid with enamel

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: South Holland (District)
Parish or ward: Pinchbeck (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF1923
Four figure Latitude: 52.79145654
Four figure longitude: -0.23671115
1:25K map: TF1923
1:10K map: TF12SE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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