WAW-9695A3: Roman brooch: Polden Hill type (plan and profile).

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BROOCH

Unique ID: WAW-9695A3

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Roman brooch of Colchester derivative, Polden Hill (Mackreth 2011, Part 3, Group 4j,), c.f. Mackreth Type 4.j. Plate 48, AD c. 70-175. The copper alloy brooch has a semi-cylindrical wings which are short and undecorated. The axis bar, spring and pin are all missing. At the centre of the upper edge of the wings there is an integral hook. The bowhead is angular in profile and the bow is decorated with a a column of lentoid mouldings either side of a vertical rectangular, undecorated panel. The bow is broken when the catchplate starts on the reverse. The bow is a slender pointed oval in section.

The surface of the brooch has a rey-green patina.

It measures 29.77mm in length, 15.58mm in width, and weighs 4.42g.

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 and suggest they date to AD 80 to 120. Mackreth (2011) classifies this type as a Type 4j and dates these brooches broadly to c. 70 to 175.

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 (Mackreth 2011, Part 3, Group 4.j
Sub class: Mackreth Type 4.j. Plate 48

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 70
Date to: Circa AD 175

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 29.77 mm
Width: 15.58 mm
Weight: 4.42 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 26th March 2018 - Monday 26th March 2018

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Finders Ref.: 651

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Warwickshire (County)
District: Stratford-on-Avon (District)
Parish or ward: Morton Bagot (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP1163
Four figure Latitude: 52.26505355
Four figure longitude: -1.84023963
1:25K map: SP1163
1:10K map: SP16SW
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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