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WILT-CAB62A: Roman copper alloy zoomorphic plate brooch

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BROOCH

Unique ID: WILT-CAB62A

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Roman copper alloy zoomorphic plate brooch dating from AD 100-200. The brooch is in the form of a hen or cockerel. It is three dimensional and has a comb with three defined points, but its beak has broken off and there is no evidence for eye sockets. There is a small (old) break on the right hand side of its body. There are four longitudinal crescentic recessed cells on the back depicting feathers and would have once contained enamel. There are two (broken) small lugs to hold the now missing pin under the tail. Traces of the catch plate remain. It has a mid green patina.

Length: 26.8mm; width: 11.6mm; thickness: 3.8mm; weight: 4.74g.

Ref: Hattatt (2007), p. 360, no. 1164; Bayley and Butcher (2004: 174-175) Hull T214

cf. on the PAS database, SUR-F4F606, SF-B41A33.

Class: Zoomorphic
Sub class: Bird, Hull T214

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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: 26.8 mm
Width: 11.6 mm
Thickness: 3.8 mm
Weight: 4.74 g

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: SSWM 5376

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU2475
Four figure Latitude: 51.47345833
Four figure longitude: -1.6558436
1:25K map: SU2475
1:10K map: SU27NW
Grid reference source: From finder
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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Audit data

Recording Institution: WILT
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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