NARC-63BE25: NARC-63BE25 :Brooch : Roman

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Unique ID: NARC-63BE25

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A fragment of a copper alloy T shaped Brooch of Roman date (AD 55-150). The object is a hinged initial T shape brooch. The object is composed of one of the two wings and a small portion of the bow. The second wing, pin, remainder of the bow, foot and catchplate are all missing due to old abraded breaks. The retained wing is cylindrical in shape, and circular cross section. The bow is flattened and expanded in cross section. The retained wing and portion of the bow are decorated with moulded relief decoration, composed of a series of three ridges which extend vertically down the bow. The wing is decorated with three similar vertical lines which follow the line of the cylindrical wings.

The metal is mid-green in colour with a pitted patina

Length: 24.23mm, Width: 12.67mm, Thickness: 6.17mm, Weight: 4.8g

Bayley and Butcher (2004: 127) no. 133

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Middle
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 55
Date to: Circa AD 150

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 24.23 mm
Width: 12.67 mm
Thickness: 6.17 mm
Weight: 4.8 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Ellie Cox
Identified by: Miss Ellie Cox

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Decoration style: Linear
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: Harborough (District)
Parish or ward: Lubenham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP7187
Four figure Latitude: 52.47632098
Four figure longitude: -0.95608984
1:25K map: SP7187
1:10K map: SP78NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Created: 3 months ago
Updated: About one month ago

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