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Record ID: LANCUM-54B6BD
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
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Broken copper-alloy and enamel Roman dragonesque brooch, complete with pin, dating to c. 50 - 150 AD. The brooch has an S-shaped body with elaborate terminals. The terminals take the form of a curved triangle with an oval extension and they are decorated on the front face: the triangles have a central circular depression and the oval extensions have a pair of connected oval knobs within a recession that retains traces of blue enamel. The foot terminal has broken off from the body of the brooch; the broken edge is abraded. One end of a copper-alloy pin is curled around the neck of the …
Created on: Thursday 14th February 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 19th February 2019
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Record ID: LANCUM-426613
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
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Complete but damaged enamelled copper-alloy disc brooch dating from the Roman period, c 2nd century AD. Description: The brooch is circular with a decorated obverse and plain reverse. A chunk of the disc with the catch plate below are broken off and missing. The sprung pin and catch arrangement are on the reverse. The plate is decorated with three fields of champlev√© enamel, the central field is circular and has no clear enamel remaining. The first/inner ring may have been plain or possibly was decorated with moulded dot. The next ring was filled with green enamel with moulded dots i…
Created on: Wednesday 13th February 2019
Last updated: Monday 18th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Carnforth', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-423553
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
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Cast copper alloy Roman trumpet brooch fragment dating from c. AD75-175. Only the head and part of the bow of the brooch survive. The front part of the bow, foot, spring and pin are missing. The bow has a circular cross section and is broken just next to the for this brooch type typical moulded acanthus leaf-and-reel-decoration which sits at the apex of the bow. Below the trumpet-shaped head which gives this brooch type its name, is the hinge mechanism that attached the pin to the brooch. This trumpet brooch did not have a sprung but a hinged mechanism with the two tubular mouldings a…
Created on: Wednesday 13th February 2019
Last updated: Monday 18th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Carnforth', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-41D3B6
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
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An incomplete, copper alloy enamelled Dragonesque brooch dating from late 1st or 2nd century AD. The brooch survives almost complete with only one of the terminal heads missing. The pin is still in place, bent around the body of the brooch. Although most of the enamel is missing, it is in excellent condition. The surface is dark brown and shiny and smooth to the touch. The brooch was S-shaped with both sides terminating in a small head with ear, eye and a curled up snout or nose. The body was cast with eleven integral cells which were filled with enamel, probably alternating blue and …
Created on: Wednesday 13th February 2019
Last updated: Monday 18th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Carnforth', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-CA227C
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
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An incomplete copper alloy possible Roman plate brooch dating to AD 80-150. The plate is rectangular in shape, with a solid raised border running around the edge. The brooch is divided into three panels depicting a wolf flanked by two birds. On the inside of the panels is blue enamel with the surface of the light green copper alloy patina showing through. On the reverse Is the remains of the attachment. On one side there is the catchplate, this is rectangular in shape with the outer edge curved over to hold the now missing pin. On the opposite side is the remains of the pin hinge plat…
Created on: Tuesday 9th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 6th November 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-129B6D
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Lancashire
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An incomplete copper-alloy brooch of middle Iron Age date, c. 400BC - 100BC. The brooch comprises a low arched ovate bow with circular knops projecting from each cardinal point. The upper and lower knops are perforated by dome topped rivets. To the reverse the rivets can be seen projecting though not evidence of a catchplate or hinge remain. The metal has a dark green patina and is worn. The brooch is 30.1mm long, 14.6mm wide, 6.4mm thick and weighs 2.7g. The closest parallel for this object is YORYM-8431CF which is described as sharing features in common with Hull and Hawkes Ty…
Created on: Thursday 7th September 2017
Last updated: Friday 20th October 2017
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Record ID: LANCUM-BF512B
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
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An incomplete cast copper-alloy plate brooch dating to the Roman period, c. 150-250 AD. It is oval in plan and broadly plano-convex in section, with a flat underside demonstrating a broken looped pin mechanism and catchplate. The upper face has been ornately decorated, demonstrating an outer recessed field with stamped circular motifs inside two linear ropework designs, which serve to enclose the former. This has been gilded, the majority of which survives intact. The inner of these encircles a central oval cell with projecting rim, which originally would have contained a glass insert…
Created on: Tuesday 22nd August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd August 2017
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Record ID: LANCUM-BF442A
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
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An incomplete copper-alloy 'T' shaped probable headstud brooch of Roman date, c.AD 75 -200. The head of the brooch comprises D-sectioned wings with a hinge mechanism to the reverse. The spring and pin are missing. The outer edge of each wings is decorated with a central raised ridge with two crescent shaped cells on each wing containing blue enamel and at each end of the wings is one transverse groove. A round sectioned bow extends centrally from the wings curving and tapering to a worn break. A ring and dot style headstud decoration is present at the apex of the bow with a circula…
Created on: Tuesday 22nd August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd August 2017
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Record ID: LANCUM-9B5FF2
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
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Roman copper alloy headstud brooch dating 75 to 200AD. The brooch is complete. The head of the brooch consists of two tubular wings, both of which have a rectangular front face decorated with two vertical grooves. The attachment loop extends from the upper edge of the head. At the junction between the loop and head is a raised collar, which is decorated with a series of vertical incised lines. The reverse of the head has an integral double lug hinge mechanism, with a complete pin still attached to the axis bar. The bow tapers in width and has a central ridge, which creates a pointe…
Created on: Tuesday 8th August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 24th October 2017
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Record ID: LANCUM-4AA5D9
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
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Roman (late 1st to 2nd century) brooch, Dragonesque type: The copper alloy brooch is incomplete and the pin is missing. It is an S-shape abstract zoomorphic form with turned in head at the terminal. Only one head remains the other is missing. The remaining head has a small circular cell topped with blue enamel which is representative of an eye, an openwork small circular cell at one edge may represent an ear and a short ridge represents the mouth. The body has a transverse band across the centre which is filled with circular and lozenge cells with settings now empty probably original…
Created on: Tuesday 11th July 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 11th July 2017
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Record ID: LANCUM-92E241
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
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Lead alloy cast model possibly representing the head and bow of a 'T' shaped or Dolphin Roman brooch at 1:1 scale. As presented, the object lacks mechanical strength and, in this case, a hinged pin or spring to permit the brooch to operate is also absent, along with the catch plate; the top of the bow ending on a plain slightly curved edge. The length is 63mm, the width is 25mm thickness 11mm. First, this may be a trial piece or model of Roman date, or possibly a symbolic replacement for a brooch. The latter is occasionally encountered, though mainly in post-Roman (Anglo-Saxon) buria…
Created on: Tuesday 20th June 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 25th July 2017
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Record ID: LANCUM-7E5526
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy disc brooch of Roman date, c.AD 100 - 200. The brooch is circular and is decorated with an outer border of raised chevrons with two raised inner rings with traces of red enamel between the rings six-pointed star around a large central ring. The brooch appears to be stained by the remains of gilding. The diameter is 33mm and the weight 9.27g. The worn remains of an integral lug and hinge project from opposite points on the reverse of the brooch. The pin no longer remains. The metal has a mid-green patina and is worn. Similar examples are illustrated…
Created on: Monday 19th June 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 25th July 2017
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Record ID: LANCUM-683942
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
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A cast copper alloy trumpet brooch dating from the early Roman period, that is c. AD75-175.The brooch is in good condition with a complete body, head, spring and foot but the pin is missing. The trumpet brooch is composed of a strong, sturdy body with moulded decoration on the bow. The head is trumpet-shaped and doubles as the spring housing. The axis bar around which the spring would have been curled would have been held in place by the loop underneath the trumpet end. The latter end of the brooch's bow has a circular cross section and tapers slightly towards the foot which terminate…
Created on: Tuesday 6th June 2017
Last updated: Thursday 8th June 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Pendleton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-1C3944
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early Roman or Romano British copper alloy trumpet brooch dating to between 75 to 175AD. The head has no wings and is sub oval in plan. The spring of 6 turns and the axis bar are present but the pin is absent as is most of the integral head loop. The bow is decorated with three moulded horizontal ribs of varying thickness, continuity and width. These are usually described as stylised acanthus moulding which is lower profile on the reverse of the bow. Below this decoration the bow tapers slightly and is sub-triangular in section. The bow terminates with a triple banded circular foot kn…
Created on: Tuesday 9th May 2017
Last updated: Monday 5th June 2017
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Record ID: LANCUM-09343B
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a cast copper alloy trumpet brooch dating from the Roman period, that is c. AD75-175. Only part of the bow remains. It is decorated with the for this brooch type typical reel-and-acanthus leaf motif.
Created on: Wednesday 26th April 2017
Last updated: Thursday 4th May 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bashall', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-4DB9A4
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete copper alloy penannular brooch of the Iron Age to Roman Period, dating to 100 BC - AD 100. About 90% of the brooch remains, the pin is missing. The brooch is sub oval in shape and circular in cross section. It comprises of a thin open hoop. Half way there is a notch or dent in the hoop, this is where the pin would have sat. The terminals are circular in plan and rectangular in cross section. They are made from the flattened end of the hoop, which have been turned up and rolled into a spiral. The brooch is a dark brown in colour with traces of green corrosion. Abrasion …
Created on: Wednesday 5th April 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 12th December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Lancaster', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-927222
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy brooch dating from the Roman period, c. AD75-175. The brooch looks to be a trumpet derivative brooch. It is complete, with spring and pin still in place. The body of the brooch was made from moulded copper alloy but appears to have had no further incised or enamelled decoration. The bow is fairly high with a moulded crescent on the apex and the head is flat oval in cross-section. The foot plate is wide and the terminal of the foot is decorated with a small moulded-and-collared knop.
Created on: Wednesday 15th March 2017
Last updated: Thursday 27th April 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Whittington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-DA511C
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
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An incomplete Roman copper-alloy knee brooch (AD 150-250). The axis bar, spring, pin and part of the catch-plate are missing. This brooch has a semi-circular head-plate and a semi-circular, hollow, humped bow.. The plate is flat at the front and partially flat at the rear. On the obverse it is decorated with a moulded step and three crescent-shaped cells which are filled with red enamel. The lower part of the head-plate at the rear is hollow to accommodate the missing spring. However, some ferrous corrosion is still retained within the lugs around the axis and close to the head. At…
Created on: Friday 10th February 2017
Last updated: Friday 17th March 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Over Kellet', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-DA3B96
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A cast copper alloy Roman flat enamelled disc (sexfoil) plate brooch with a flat and plain edge dating from the late first to mid-second century AD. The brooch is circular in plan and displays a six-pointed sexfoil star pattern. The inside of the star retains a small amount of red enamel, while the outer field retains a small amount of black enamel. The reverse of the brooch is plain and undecorated and retains the double lugs for the spring and pin; part of the spring remains but the pin is broken and missing. Opposite the hinge lugs is the catchplate, of which only the securing lip i…
Created on: Friday 10th February 2017
Last updated: Thursday 14th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Over Kellet', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-89C151
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy dragonesque brooch of Roman date. The brooch is curvilinear in form resulting in a roughly S-shaped piece with two "dragon head" terminals and a zoomorphic face with a stylised eye. The body of the brooch is decorated with three circular cells connected by a spiral which may well have been filled with enamel. The brooch also appears to have been gilded. The ears are both broken off but the break would appear to indicate that it is probably of the East Brigantian type with a raised, upwards pointing 'ear'. The length is 54mm, the width is 26mm and the weight …
Created on: Monday 6th February 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 7th February 2017
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