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Unique ID: BERK-01119B
Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete copper alloy and enamelled Roman plate brooch dating to c. AD 100 – 200. The brooch is pelta-shaped in form. It is heavily edge abraded and missing its various lobed terminals on the arms of the pelta-shaped plate. The brooch is decoration is of Champlevé style with enamel infilled cells. It has a central ‘ladder’ effect of cells with alternate yellow and red infill. To each side, there is a curvy linear, or floral design infilled with blue and red enamel. The back of the brooch is plain, the pin fulcrum and a fragment of the catch plate remain but the pin is missing.
Similar brooches can be found in Hattatt 2012, page 356, fig. 215, nos. 605 & 1420,. Mackreth reference: SF-899E0E
Class: pelta-shaped form
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder
Height: 23.29 mm
Width: 24.54 mm
Thickness: 1.55 mm
Weight: 3.4 g
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4 Figure: SU3972
Four figure Latitude: 51.44565291
Four figure longitude: -1.44021528
1:25K map: SU3972
1:10K map: SU37SE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.
|Author||Publication Year||Title||Publication Place||Publisher||Pages||Reference|
|Hattatt, R.||2000||A Visual Catalogue of Richard Hattatt's Ancient Brooches||Oxford||Oxbow Books||Page 356|