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Record ID: SOM-8562F7
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wiltshire
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A fragment from a cast copper-alloy Roman bow brooch of 1st to 2nd century AD date. The fragment consists of the lower bow and the foot, including the catch-plate. The bow has a flattened circular cross-section. It narrows and thickens seamlessly into the triangular catch-plate. The catch-plate has bent bent slightly to one side and the fold been abraded. The artefact has a variable mid/dark-green patina. One may note that this seamless transition from bow to foot is a characteristic of T-shape brooches such a definitive classification has not been given here pending further work.
Created on: Monday 24th June 2013
Last updated: Thursday 11th December 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Alvediston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-869F31
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wiltshire
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A fragment from a cast copper-alloy Roman bow brooch of probable 1st century AD date. The fragment consists of the head and beginnings of the upper bow; the rest of the brooch has been lost to old damage. The head is formed of a chunky cylinder seemingly with closed ends. Each end is perforated for the iron axis bar, now corroded. At its centre the head of the pin survives as a vestige within the pin slot. The tips of the wings are decorated with a double ridge. The bow emerges at an immediate forty-five degree angle. Beyond this is a further bend, but not as sharp. With this second b…
Created on: Monday 24th June 2013
Last updated: Thursday 11th December 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Alvediston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-995606
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wiltshire
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A corroded fragment from a cast copper-alloy Roman bow brooch. The lower half of the brooch survives, from a central acanthus button downwards. The acanthus button has the conventional form of a transverse ridge with triple knop above and below. The is conventional on Trumpet brooches (cf. Hattatt 2000, 326; fig. 185), although it can also appear on T-shape brooches, for example a 'Wilsford' type illustrated in Hattatt (2000, 302; ref. 914). Below the button the leg has a low triangular cross-section, with a flat lower surface. It tapers gradually towards the foot. On the lower surfac…
Created on: Tuesday 25th June 2013
Last updated: Thursday 11th December 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cheddelwich', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-08D517
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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A fragment from the head and upper bow of a Roman copper-alloy initial T-shaped brooch. Between the wings is a slot on the lower surface for a hinged pin, below which a sub oval recess. Aligned with the slot on the upper surface is a longitudinal ridge which is given a ridged, or serrated, quality by numerous transverse nicks. Just before an old transverse break two lower, finer ridges begin to flank the central one. At the head end another old break has removed any lateral elements from the wings, or any of the head located above. The fragment curves in profile in a regular fas…
Created on: Friday 28th February 2014
Last updated: Friday 28th February 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Somerton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-098681
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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A fragment from the head and upper bow of a Roman copper-alloy bow brooch, possibly a Trumpet derivative. At the head is an abraded plate on the lower surface of which is a double semicircular pin lug. This latter has been perforated centrally to take an axis bar which was made of iron given the corrosion product around the lug. In places the plate has been broken right down to the lug; presumably it was once semicircular. The pin is missing. The bow springs from the base of the head-plate and curves through ninety degrees such that it is parallel to the head-plate. The bow is …
Created on: Friday 28th February 2014
Last updated: Friday 28th February 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Somerton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-B70767
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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A copper alloy T-shaped brooch of early Roman date. This Wilsford type brooch is incomplete in as much as it is missing its pin. The cylindrical wings conceal the copper-alloy axis bar for the hinged pin. Their upper surfaces are decorated with two incised lines at each end. The head of the pin has a pointed projection for tensioning, but this is all that survives of the pin (loose). The bow has a D-shaped cross-section and projects forward from the wings. The upper bow has moulded decoration in the form of four ridges with central grooves either side of a central recessed rib. Its l…
Created on: Tuesday 19th November 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 19th November 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wincanton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-B764A1
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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An incomplete cast copper-alloy Dorset-type T-shaped brooch of early Roman date. The head, pin and upper part of the bow are missing to old breaks; the rest of the bow, the leg and catch-plate survive. The head is lost to a horizontal break, at which point the bow has also been twisted. The bow is sub-rectangular in cross-section. The front is moulded with two ridges at the sides and a central bevelled ridge with deep longituidinal groove. Compared to the bow the plain leg is thinned. It tapers gradually, terminating in a ridged foot knob. On its lower surface the catch-plate survi…
Created on: Tuesday 19th November 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 19th November 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wincanton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-51B6A1
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Roman copper-alloy initial T-shaped brooch, missing the majority of its bow and pin, and also the leg with catch-plate. The brooch consists of heavily abraded cylindrical wings, upper bow and the head of the pin. Both wings are abraded at their tips, with one having lost most of its underside. There is possible incised diagonal decoration on the upper surface of the other wing, though this is not clear. The remnant of the circular-section copper alloy axis bar is visible at the broken wing, it is itself truncated. Between the wings is a slot in which the remnants of the …
Created on: Tuesday 14th January 2014
Last updated: Monday 2nd June 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cullompton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-FEE050
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Roman copper-alloy T-shaped brooch, probably of devolved type, incomplete in so far as it is missing the pin, leg and concomitant catch-plate. The brooch consists of cylindrical wings and flat integral headloop, with bow below. The wings are seemingly plain. The remains of the circular iron axis bar is visible at the tips, as well as in the form of corrosion product in the slot. No traces of the pin are obvious within the slot. The bow projects from the front of the brooch in the centre of the head, in a steady arc that curves round through ninety degrees before trave…
Created on: Wednesday 22nd January 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd January 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bawdrip CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-699C37
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman copper-alloy devolved T-shaped brooch dating to the late first to second century AD, incomplete in so far as it is missing most of its pin. The head has two short cylindrical wings, 23.2mm wide, to hold the axis bar for the hinged pin. Between the wings is a slot in which the remnants of the pin are hinged. The pin has a pointed spur at its head to aid hinging. It narrows to a circular cross-section before an early break. What survives has been bent downwards towards the back of the bow on the right hand side (when viewed in plan from below). There is corrosion product on the …
Created on: Friday 3rd January 2014
Last updated: Friday 3rd January 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ilchester CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-A36718
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The fantail foot of a Roman bow brooch, probably a bow-and-fantail type or Aesica varient (1st/2nd century AD). The brooch has broken at a central circular 'button'. This would have been raised up; the upwards angle as the button connects to the foot seems an original feature and suggests the bow above was also raised. A central setting may have been housed within a double concentric ring moulding that forms the button or this may have been the point from which the bow projected up and out. The foot below is broadly triangular with slightly projecting ring settings at each lower corne…
Created on: Wednesday 7th May 2014
Last updated: Thursday 8th May 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Wincanton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-3829A6
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The head and upper bow from a copper-alloy Developed T-shaped brooch of early Roman date. The leg is missing below a central knop due to an old break. Furthermore, only the head of the pin survives. Cylindrical wings conceal the copper-alloy axis bar for the hinged pin. Their upper surfaces are decorated with two incised lines at each end. The head of the pin has a pointed projection for tensioning, but this is all that survives of the pin; the very beginnings of the shaft have been been to one side. On the upper surface the wing tip are decorated with a pair of transversely incise…
Created on: Wednesday 14th May 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 27th May 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Wincanton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-390654
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The head and upper part of the bow of a Roman cast copper-alloy initial T-shaped brooch with hinged pin dating to c. AD 60-100. The lower part of the bow, foot and pin are missing to worn breaks. The brooch head has open-ended cylindrical wings containing an iron axis bar for the hinge. One wing has lost its upper half, possibly as a result of corrosion of the axis bar within. The complete wing is decorated with a double transverse ridge moulding towards its top with an incised line within. There is a large transverse slot through the centre of the underside of the head, between the w…
Created on: Wednesday 14th May 2014
Last updated: Thursday 21st August 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Wincanton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-F9D5FA
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragmentary cast copper alloy developed T-shaped brooch of early Roman date. Present is the most of the head and upper bow; the pin, lower bow, including leg and catch-plate, are missing. The head is formed of cylindrical wings with a central slot. One of the wings is broken with only about half of the original wing surviving. Orange/brown corrosion product in the slot and on the lower surface of the bow below suggests that the axis bar for the hinged pin was made of iron. Both wings are decorated with a trio of grooves, thus creating a pair of ridges, at the end largely on the lowe…
Created on: Monday 4th August 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 6th August 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Wincanton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-F92DC6
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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A fragmentary cast copper alloy T-shaped brooch of early Roman date. Present is the head, with broken pin, and upper bow; the lower bow, including leg and catch-plate, are missing. The head is formed of cylindrical wings with a central slot. The wings contain the copper-alloy axis bar for the hinged pin, viewable within the slot. The head of the copper-alloy pin, with spur, is still in the slot; only the beginnings of the rest of the pin survives in addition, bent to one side. Both wings are decorated with a trio of lines at the end on the upper surface. There is no evidence for a tab…
Created on: Monday 4th August 2014
Last updated: Monday 4th August 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Wincanton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-2451B2
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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A fragmentary cast copper alloy T-shaped brooch of early Roman date. Present is part of the head and upper bow; the rest of the head, pin, lower bow, including leg and catch-plate, are missing. The head was formed of cylindrical wings with a slot that is slightly off centre; one of the wings has been lost beyond the head. Retained in the extant wing is the remnant of the copper-alloy axis bar for the former hinged pin, viewable within the slot. The surviving wing is decorated with a pair of transverse lines at the end on the upper surface. An integral headloop protrudes from the centr…
Created on: Wednesday 6th August 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 13th August 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Wincanton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-21B4C2
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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A copper-alloy Roman probable initial T-shaped brooch, incomplete in so far as it is missing its pin (later 1st-century AD). The brooch survives well, only having suffered some post-depositional abrasions and slight pitting. The head has tubular wings, flattened slightly on their upper surface. They are apparently plain. The axis bar is largely obscured by the wings, but is can be said to have been made from iron judging by orange corrosion product both at the wing terminals and within the pin slot. The hinged pin is missing. The upper bow emerges from the wings initially at a…
Created on: Monday 19th August 2013
Last updated: Monday 19th August 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Frome', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-87A344
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment from a Roman cast copper-alloy developed T-shaped brooch dating to c. AD 75-150. The fragment consists of the abraded bow and foot with catch-plate on the reverse; the head and pin are both missing. The bow is flat with rounded edges. At its centre it expands into a flattened lozenge shape. This shape is decorated on the front with a moulded lozenge within a lozenge recess. Within the moulding is a further recess with traces of red enamel. The bow curves gradually in profile. The catch-plate is abraded at the foot. For similar brooches see Hattatt (2000, 303; refs. 318, 319).
Created on: Thursday 5th September 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd October 2013
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Record ID: SOM-7C0E95
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The lower part of the bow and catch-plate of a Roman copper-alloy brooch. The upper part of the bow, the head of the brooch and pin are missing due to an old, twisted irregular break. In cross-section, the bow is rectangular with rounded corners; it generally has flat upper and lower surfaces, though with a recessed channel on the lower . The bow is elongated trapezoidal and tapers gradually from the point of the break (W.: 8.5mm) to a width of 5.6mm at the foot. The foot terminates in a transverse ridge decorated with two angled incisions. The leg above is finely decorated above a pa…
Created on: Monday 4th November 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 19th November 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Otterhampton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-ACACA4
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman copper-alloy initial T-shaped brooch, incomplete in so far as it is missing the majority of its pin. The brooch consists of cylindrical wings, bow and foot with catch-plate at the back. The wings are decorated with a pair of incised lines at their tip on the upper surface. The front of this decoration is demarcated by a incised longitudinal line which travels towards the slot, without reaching it. The remains of the circular copper alloy axis bar is visible at the tips. Between the wings is a slot in which the remnants of the pin are hinged. The pin has a pointed spur at its h…
Created on: Monday 6th January 2014
Last updated: Monday 6th January 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bawdrip CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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