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Record ID: FAKL-9C4D31
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper alloy Roman brooch of Polden Hill type, first century AD, bow decorated with four longitudinal ribs, each marked with finely incised, oblique lines.These are flanked by narrow webs which run down each side of the brooch. The underside of the wings on the brooch's head is hollow to accomodate the coiled spring, now missing. At each end of the wings is a circular plate with a central hole to accomodate the axial pin that secured the sping. The edges of these plates extend beyond the ends of the wings and are decorated with transverse incised lines. On the end of the head of the br…
Created on: Friday 19th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 19th October 2018
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Record ID: FAKL-88ED7B
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Birmingham
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Roman, copper alloy brooch of 'Polden Hill' type, first century AD. Traces of silvering on surfaces, bow truncated but bore two longitudianal grooves. The underside of the wings is hollow to accomodate a coiled spring secured by an axial pin held in perforated plates at the ends of the wings. Each of the wings bears two transverse mouldings flanked by narrow grooves and a deeper, wide groove. The mouldings bear incised, transverse lines. Length 16.0mm, Width 23.8mm, Height 8.0mm, Mass 3.79g.
Created on: Thursday 18th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 19th October 2018
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Record ID: FAKL-88BF93
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Birmingham
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Roman, copper alloy brooch of 'Polden Hill' type, first century AD. Plain, tapering bow with a pronounced 'hump' at the head, The wings are undecorated with a hollowed underside to accomodate a coiled spring which is secured by an iron axial pin held in perforated plates at the ends of the wings. The catch plate is missing, much loss of the original surface. Length 71.5mm, Width 27.0mm, Height 22.2mm, Mass 27.55g.
Created on: Thursday 18th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 19th October 2018
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Record ID: FAKL-889024
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Birmingham
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Roman, copper alloy brooch of 'head stud' type, second century AD. Corrosion makes description of the bow difficult but it appears to consist of a longitudinal rib flanked by two rows of pellets. The head stud itself is missing as is most of a terminal lug. On each side of its headstud location are fin-shaped panels of red enamel and small, circular enamelled spots. Further enamelled areas are present on each of the lateral wings, each consisting of two lentoid panels of white enamel set between cusped areas of red. On the underside of the brooch area the remains of a self-tensioned ca…
Created on: Thursday 18th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 19th October 2018
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Record ID: KENT-7564A8
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A near complete copper-alloy late Iron Age Nauheim derivative (La Tene III) brooch dating to AD 10-100. Discussion: At the top of the brooch, the pin and two of the curls of the spring remain which extend into the bow of the brooch. At the foot of the brooch, the bow extends back to form the catchplate. The bow of the brooch is undecorated but narrows towards the catchplate. The brooch has a dark brown patination. The pin is bent away from the bow and the spring and part of the catchplate is missing but apart from that remains in good condition. Measurements: 43.88mm long, 9.63mm wid…
Created on: Wednesday 17th October 2018
Last updated: Thursday 18th October 2018
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Record ID: WILT-60ABC7
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A near complete Roman copper alloy hinged Hod Hill brooch, missing only its pin, probably dating to c. AD 43-75. The head of the brooch consists of a sub-rectangular plate rolled over itself to form the wings with a central rectangular slot cut to accommodate a hinged pin; both the pin and axis bar are now lost. The bow of the brooch tapers towards the foot, and is decorated with a longitudinal corded ridge on either edge, flanking a central channel. The foot is offset from the rest of the bow, and is plain. It terminates in a simple knop. An unperforated sub-triangular catchplate proj…
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Thursday 18th October 2018
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Record ID: WILT-606C66
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a Roman copper alloy brooch, probably a Colchester derivative type, dating to c. AD 50-125. The surviving portion comprises of the foot of the brooch, which tapers to an unelaborated point, with an unperforated, sub-triangular catchplate projecting from the reverse. The pin rest curves right. The bow is lost to an old break, it is sub-oval in cross section. Dimensions: 25.6mm; 3.8510.1 2.16g. It is difficult to assign such a small fragment to a specific type, however the form and lack of elaboration of the foot would probably suggest an earlier Colchester derivative, …
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th October 2018
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Record ID: WILT-6030E3
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Roman copper alloy Colchester derivative Polden hill type brooch, probably dating to c. AD 80-120. The surviving section comprises of the upper bow and partial head, the rest lost to old breaks. At the head of the brooch only the left wing survives, this is C-shaped in cross-section, with an open reverse and with an incomplete perforated wing cap at its terminal; a separate axis bar and sprung pin are lost. The front of the wing is decorated with alternating parallel, longitudinal ridges and grooves. The brooch is decorated with a central ridge, now abraded, but probabl…
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th October 2018
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Record ID: WILT-5F7D24
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Roman copper alloy developed T-shaped brooch, probably dating to c. AD 75-150. The surviving section comprises of the upper bow and head, the lower bow and majority of the pin being lost. At the head of the brooch the cylindrical wings survive to a width of 30.4mm; c. 4.0mm in diameter. These have a central rectangualr slot cut into the reverse, and hold a copper alloy axis bar and incomplete pin in situ. The vestigial remains of an integral head loop project from the head of the brooch. Each wing is decorated with two parallel longitudinal ridges, one at the wing tip an…
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th October 2018
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Record ID: WILT-5F0081
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Roman copper alloy developed T-shaped brooch, probably dating to c. AD 75-150. The surviving section comprises of the upper bow and headplate, the lower bow and pin being lost. The head of the brooch expands into a D-shaped headplate with the vestigial remains of an integral headloop at its apex. From the reverse expands a pair of perforated D-shaped lugs; retaining traces of an iron axis bar and pin in situ. The bow drops out fo the head with a very shallowly plano-convex cross section. Both the head and bow are undecorated. Dimensions: length 19.6mm; width 18.1mm; th…
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th October 2018
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Record ID: WILT-5ED9B2
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman Copper alloy developed T-Shaped brooch, probably dating to c. AD 75-150. The surviving fragment comprises of the head of the brooch only. The brooch features a large semi-circular headplate with a concave reverse. Cylindrical wings project from the base of the reverse of the head, holding a copper alloy axis bar in situ, and with a central rectangular slot accomodating a hinged pin, now lost. Iron staining would suggest the pin was originally iron. The vesitigial remains of an integral headloop project from the top of the head plate. The curved edge of the headplate is decorate…
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th October 2018
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Record ID: SF-5C021A
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper-alloy Roman brooch of the Headstud Type, dating to AD 75-250. It is the head and the upper part of the bow of the brooch. The head consists of two cylindrical wings, which still house the copper-alloy bar; the central slot on the back face retains a fragment of the hinged pin-loop. The top of the head has fragments of the chain loop. The bow has a sub-rectangular cross-section and bears a stud on the front face; the stud is heavily worn. The back face of the bow is slightly concave. Cf Mackreth (2011, p. 78, plate 75, no. 7445) Length: 13.69 mm Width: 14.33 mm
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Thursday 18th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Yaxley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NARC-5BDE6C
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Roman copper alloy plate brooch of Roman date (AD 100-200). The object is an Umbonate or Domed boss type, Mackreth 2011, British type 6.e (see plate 109, no.11166). The object is composed of a lipped sub-circular border which steps up to a steeply domed plate with a central boss/knop. The upper edge of the plate retains a partial projecting rounded upper lobe to the back of which are twin lugs which would have had an axis bar and pin would have been accommodated. The lower edge retains a rounded lobe to the back of which is the partially retained, recurved catchplate. The…
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 17th October 2018
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Record ID: SF-5BB897
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy Roman brooch of the Colchester Derivative Hinged Type, dating to AD 43-120. The head is very damaged and incomplete having only one wing left, which is cylindrical and still houses a fragment of the copper-alloy pin bar. The bow has a D-shaped cross-section and tapers towards the foot. The front face of the upper bow has a series of radial grooves starting where the head meets the bow and run down for 12.15 mm; below that the surface is pitted and worn. The back face of the foot bears a fragment of the catch plate. Length: 31.04 mm Width: 11.87 mm Thicknes…
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Thursday 18th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Yaxley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-5B4662
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy Roman brooch of the Colchester Derivative Double lug Type, dating to AD 43-100. It consists of the head and a short part of the upper bow of the brooch. The head has two semi-circular cross-sectioned wings which house the spring mechanism still in place; unfortunately, the pin is missing. The upper part of the bow (7.86 mm long) still surviving has a semi-circular cross-section and it is very worn. Length: 13.59 mm Width: 25.21 mm Thickness of the bow: 4.67 mm Weight: 5.66 g
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Thursday 18th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Yaxley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: FAKL-5B1558
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Birmingham
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Roman, copper alloy brooch of 'Polden Hill' type, first century AD. Bow and head plain. The underside of the wings is recessed to accomodate a coiled spring which is secured by an axial pin the ends of the which are located in holes through circular plates at the ends of the wings. The fastening pin and and catch plate missing and the original surface of the brooch has been lost. Length 45.8mm, Width 24.1mm, Height 17.1mm, Mass 18.21g.
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 19th October 2018
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Record ID: SF-5ABE3B
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy Roman brooch of the Colchester Derivative Hinged Type, dating to AD 43-120. It has two sub-cylindrical wings, which are slightly open along the longitudinal median line on the back face; they house a copper-alloy bar and there is a slot on the back for the missing pin. The bow is slightly arched and tapers towards the break. The front face of the bow has a longitudinal median ridge, which stops at 9.93 mm from the break; in this latter part there is a series of worn transversal ribs. The ridge on the front gives the bow a sub-triangular cross-section with the…
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Thursday 18th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Yaxley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: OXON-462207
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy Roman Colchester derivative brooch of the sprung (Dolphin) type dating to the period AD 43-65. The brooch is a small example of the type measuring only 17mm in length in its current form. The brooch has short wings slightly curved in section and a corroded head lug. The spring and pin is missing. The bow is plain and undecorated and broken half way down its length.
Created on: Monday 15th October 2018
Last updated: Monday 15th October 2018
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Record ID: OXON-460654
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy Roman T-shaped brooch with developed hinge, dating to the period AD 50-150. The brooch has tubular wings which encases the pin axis bar, with the head of the hinged pin remaining. The bow is rectangular in plan and tapers towards the foot of the brooch which is now missing. The bow is decorated with a raised, seraated central vertical rib to about a third down the bow's length. On the reverse this section is recessed. Below the rib are four horizontal raised ribs or collars with recesses in between. Below the ribbing is a field of diagonal lines in two o…
Created on: Monday 15th October 2018
Last updated: Monday 15th October 2018
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Record ID: OXON-45BB99
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A large cast copper alloy Colchester derivative Polden Hill brooch, incomplete and now in two refitting pieces. The brooch has wide arms with a C-shaped section, end caps and a double lug on the head / within the spring casing. The spring and pin are missing. The head of the brooch is comma-shaped in profile and has a faint, short mid-rib near the top. There are two semi-circular mouldings at the juntion of the wings and bow and a diagonal line on each of the wings. The bow is broken approximately a third of the way down but the lower two-thirds of the brooch is present and refits perf…
Created on: Monday 15th October 2018
Last updated: Monday 15th October 2018
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