BUC-D4BB84: Roman brooch

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Unique ID: BUC-D4BB84

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An incomplete copper alloy Roman disc brooch with peripheral lugs, dating from the 2nd century AD. The brooch is circular in shape, with a central rounded projection with a narrow neck. Surrounding this is a round raised disc. There is a possible raised pellet beside one edge of the disc, however this may be corrosion. The edge of the disc is raised and is a solid border. Projecting out from the edge are four rounded lugs, two of which are now missing. On the reverse the central projection comes through from the other side. Either side of this is the remains on the hinge and the catchplate, these are worn and broken. The pin is now missing. The brooch has a dark green patina.

The brooch measures 25.7mm in length, 21.44mm in width, 6.6mm in thickness, and weighs 3.24g.

A similar brooch can be seen in Hattatt 2000, page 345, number 533.

Class: lugged

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 100
Date to: Circa AD 200

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 25.7 mm
Width: 21.44 mm
Thickness: 6.6 mm
Weight: 3.24 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 25th October 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Arwen Wood
Identified by: Arwen Wood

Other reference numbers

Other reference: AYBCM 4871

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Milton Keynes (Unitary Authority)
District: Milton Keynes (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Castlethorpe (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP8043
Four figure Latitude: 52.07958892
Four figure longitude: -0.83403465
1:25K map: SP8043
1:10K map: SP84SW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Date find submitted for recording
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BUC
Created: 5 months ago
Updated: 2 months ago

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