WAW-0F4B42: Roman brooch: Polden Hill type (plan and profile).

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BROOCH

Unique ID: WAW-0F4B42

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Roman brooch of Colchester derivative, Polden Hill (Mackreth 2011, Part 3, Group 4.a-c Plate 46, AD c. 50-200). The copper alloy brooch has semi-cylindrical wings with perforated wing caps. The wings are undecorated. The axis bar, spring and pin are missing. At the centre of the upper edge of the wings/bow head there is a trace of a hook. The bowhead is hump-like in profile with a moulding on either side. The head is decorated with a column of low-relief chevrons. The bow is oval in section and tapers to a broken, blunt point.

The surface of the brooch has an incomplete brown-mid green patina.

It measures 29.36mm in length, 19.4mm in width, and weighs 7.97g.

The brooch is a Polden Hill type, Bayley and Butcher (2004:160) comment that the distribution of Polden Hill brooches are concentrated in the West Midlands. Mackreth classifies this type as Group 4c dating to AD c. 50 to c. 200.

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

Mackreth, D. F. 2011 Brooches in Late Iron Age and Roman Britain Volume 1 Oxford: Oxbow Books

Class: Colchester derivative, Polden Hill
Sub class: Mackreth 2011, Chapter 3, Part 3, CD PH 4. a-b

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 50
Date to: Circa AD 200

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 29.36 mm
Width: 19.4 mm
Weight: 7.97 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 6th August 2018 - Monday 5th November 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Angie Bolton
Identified by: Ms Angie Bolton
Secondary identifier: Ms Sally Worrell

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP0458
Four figure Latitude: 52.22019596
Four figure longitude: -1.94286661
1:25K map: SP0458
1:10K map: SP05NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Created: 5 months ago
Updated: 5 months ago

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