WAW-1A5755: Roman buckle pin (plan).

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Unique ID: WAW-1A5755

Object type certainty: Certain
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Possible Roman buckle pin in the form of an eagle: The copper alloy pin has an elongated triangle which forms the head of the eagle, and behind the wings are splayed outwards before there is another central protrusion which is curved and forms the hook abound which it is fitted to the strap bar of the buckle. The outer face of the wings is decorated with scrolls towards the edge representing feathers. Across the wings there are dobule-stranded grooves.

The pin has an incomplete dark green patina, otherwise it is abraded.

It measures 32mm long, 25.62mm wide, 7.29mm thick and weighs 3.35g.

The artefact is possible a Roman buckle pin. Appels and Laycock (2007) illustrated buckle pins which are zoomorphic, for example AA12.8 and SL11.3, although they are not in the form of an eagle.

Appels, A. And Laycock, S. 2007 Roman Buckles and Military Fittings Essex: Greenlight Publishing

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 32 mm
Width: 25.62 mm
Thickness: 7.29 mm
Weight: 3.35 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 30th August 2018 - Thursday 27th September 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: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Worfield (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO7395
Four figure Latitude: 52.55216805
Four figure longitude: -2.39963477
1:25K map: SO7395
1:10K map: SO79NW
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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Recording Institution: WAW
Created: 7 days ago
Updated: 7 days ago

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