WAW-DA11C3: Roman brooch: Trumpet derivative (plan and profile).

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Unique ID: WAW-DA11C3

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Roman brooch of Trumpet variation (Mackreth 2011, Chap 5, Part 3, Group 3.3b, Plate 86, ADc.75-180). The copper alloy brooch has a rectangular spring-case with a trace of what may have been an integral loop on the upper edge. Within the case there is a copper alloy axis bar and spring which is coiled four times. The pin is incomplete. The bow protrudes from the lower edge of the case. Thew bow is semi-circular in section which flattens out to form a sub-oval disc which has blue glassy enamel with a pellet in the centre. Only a fragment of the lower edge of the bow remains.

The surface of the brooch is abraded and has a traces of a light green patina.

It measures 23.06mm in length, 11.51mm in width, and weighs 2.22g.

The brooch is a Trumpet derivative 'Knop Replaced by Flat Plates' type which Mackreth classifies this type as Chap 5, Part 3, Group 3.3b, Plate 86, ADc.75-180.

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

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 75
Date to: Circa AD 180

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 23.06 mm
Width: 11.51 mm
Weight: 2.22 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st January 2019 - Friday 19th July 2019

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
Surface Treatment: Inlaid with enamel

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP0739
Four figure Latitude: 52.04934765
Four figure longitude: -1.89933732
1:25K map: SP0739
1:10K map: SP03NE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
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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