WAW-1788F3: Roman brooch: possible trumpet type (reverse, profile and plan).

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Unique ID: WAW-1788F3

Object type certainty: Certain
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Roman (1st to 4th century) brooch: The type of brooch is uncertain but may be a type of trumpet brooch. The bow head is a is a horizontal oval which on the reverse is semi-cylindrical which expands beyond the bow head and may be traces of wings or an expanded head loop. The bow head is decorated with two curvilinear grooves with a quadruple stranded vertical linear groove in-between which continues down the bow. Between the grooves there is fine horizontal grooves. The bow is a thick oval in section, curved in profile and tapers to a blunt, broken point. Underneath the bow head, the reverse of the bow curves up and over forming a downward pointing lip which narrows to a blunt point. There are not traces on the bow of a catchplate.

The surface of the brooch has an incomplete shiny dark green patina.

It measures 32.24mm long, 15.69mm wide, and weighs 10.01g.

The style of bow head is more similar to that of a trumpet brooch rather than a Polden Hill type, but there are no perforated lugs behind the head and normally seen on that of a trumpet brooch. There is also no moulded decoration at the approximate midpoint of the bow as seen on trumpet brooches. The brooch probably dates to c. 75 to 200 AD. A similar example can't be seen in Mackreth so has not been further classified.

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 200

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 32.24 mm
Width: 15.69 mm
Weight: 10.01 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 22nd August 2018 - Wednesday 22nd August 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: Worcestershire (County)
District: Wyre Forest (District)
Parish or ward: Stourport-on-Severn (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO7970
Four figure Latitude: 52.32768669
Four figure longitude: -2.30956624
1:25K map: SO7970
1:10K map: SO77SE
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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