WAW-97557C: Roman brooch: Polden Hill (plan, profile and reverse).

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BROOCH

Unique ID: WAW-97557C

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Roman brooch of Colchester derivative, Polden Hill. The copper alloy brooch has a semi-cylindrical wings which are undecorated. The axis bar has the spring coiled around it eleven times and the pin is missing. At the centre of the upper edge of the wings there is an integral perforated lug. The bowhead is shallow in profile and is slightly hump-like. The bow is decorated with a low-relief crescents, but the overall motif is unclear due to corrosion. The bow is semi-circular and is broken above the approximate midpoint.

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

It measures 18.57mm in length, 23.81mm in width, and weighs 5.84g.

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. It is not in good enough condition to give it a Mackreth classification.

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)
Sub class: Mackreth Type not known

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: 18.57 mm
Width: 23.81 mm
Weight: 5.84 g

Discovery dates

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

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Finders Ref.: 652

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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