WAW-1A5DA1: Roman brooch: Polden Hill type (plan and profile).

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BROOCH

Unique ID: WAW-1A5DA1

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Roman brooch of Colchester derivative, Polden Hill (Mackreth 2011, Part 3, Group 3, Plate 46, AD c. 50-400). The copper alloy brooch has semi-cylindrical wings which terminate with incomplete perforated wing caps. The wing caps are expanded in diameter compared to the wings. 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 central ridge with a more shallow ridge either side. The head has a moulding on either side. The bow is oval in section and tapers to a broken, blunt point at the approximate mid-point. The break is not recent.

The surface of the brooch has an incomplete brown patina.

It measures 21.93mm in length, 15.58mm in width, and weighs 5.25g.

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 3 dating to AD c. 50 to c. 400. It is similar to Mackreth, Plate 46, No. 1854.

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: Polden Hill
Sub class: Mackreth 2011, Part 3, Group 3, Plate 46, AD c. 50-400

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 400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 21.93 mm
Width: 15.58 mm
Weight: 5.25 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 20th October 2018 - Saturday 20th October 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Angie Bolton
Identified by: Ms Angie Bolton

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Coddington (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO7142
Four figure Latitude: 52.07559674
Four figure longitude: -2.42454419
1:25K map: SO7142
1:10K map: SO74SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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