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Record ID: BERK-00AA23
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper alloy brooch pin fragment. One end of the pin is curved at a right angle, the other is broken. Dimensions: length 38.85mm; diameter 1.36mm; weight 0.50g
Created on: Thursday 8th March 2007
Last updated: Wednesday 31st October 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Chipping Norton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BERK-6DBED6
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy brooch spring, possibly post-medieval but date uncertain. It is incomplete but has six turns.
Created on: Wednesday 19th January 2011
Last updated: Monday 12th December 2011
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Record ID: BERK-C04C96
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy Roman plate brooch in the form of a stylised bird. Unusual in form, the brooch has a central rectangular plate with central panel decorated with two complete lozenges with triangles at each side decorated with ring-and-dot decoration. Triangles border the central panel both above and below, and all were inlaid with enamel, however this has now degraded from the cells. A projection from the rear of the brooch forms a roughly triangular 'tail', again with cells of degraded enamel. The spring pin has two turns and is complete, as is the extended catchplate. No d…
Created on: Friday 3rd February 2012
Last updated: Monday 22nd April 2013
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Record ID: BERK-FA38D2
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman copper alloy brooch of the Hod Hill series (1st century AD). The brooch is broken across the bow and the head, spring and pin are missing. The bow has a rectangular panel with vertical parallel ribs and two rounded lugs, one on each of the lower corners. Below the panel are three horizontal ribs, the lower one is more pronounced and is raised to form a lip. The foot is flat and rectangular, flaring slightly towards the end and there is no footknob. The catchplate is incomplete but there are the remains of two circular perforations aligned parallel to the flat foot (length …
Created on: Thursday 19th January 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Crowmarsh CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-53A5B8
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete copper alloy Roman bow-and-fantail brooch with some enamelling surviving. It consists of the central bow (14.5mm in diameter with a central piercing) and damaged fantail, an incomplete 15mm in length. The bow has traces of red enamel. Its piersing is 3mm in diameter. Both piercing and bow are flanked by a c.1mm wide rim. The fantail is rather more decoartive with a central cross showing traces of red enamel. At its centre is a raised roundel 2mm in diameter. The resulting four corners of the fantail are squarish and still retain blue enamel. Presumably the end of the fant…
Created on: Wednesday 11th January 2006
Last updated: Wednesday 7th December 2016
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Record ID: BERK-A27B37
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy Roman T-shaped brooch. The brooch has a fully enclosed spring with the pin originally emerging from the centre of the head. The iron staining at the centrepoint and at one end of the spring cover suggest that the spring was originally iron. At either end of the spring cover there is single groove that is moulded around its upper surface. This decoration is repeated with a pair of grooves half way along each of the spring cover arms.The bow rises from the centre of the head and tapers in a shallow arch to a blunt point at the catchplate end. The bow is decorated…
Created on: Wednesday 10th August 2005
Last updated: Friday 15th February 2013
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Record ID: BERK-D6A002
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy Roman composite plate brooch. At the centre is a raised square panel with a knurled outer edge which is c.1.5mm wide, and a central square recess which measures 10.56x10.15mm. There us a trace of turquoise and possibly yellow enamel in one corner, which is most likely to have been millefiori enamel in a chequerboard pattern. This raised panel is set 2.85mm above a square plate with a square cut from each corner and each side has a knurled line with either a narrow groove above or below or both. There is a flat circular disc extending from the centre of each …
Created on: Thursday 6th January 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'South Leigh', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BUC-46B9B1
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The bow of a copper alloy Roman brooch. The brooch has incised latticework between two transverse ridges across the upper part of the bow. The head and foot of the brooch are missing so it is difficult to assign it to a type. A more complete example of a brooch like this one was found in excavations at Syreford Mill, Glos Mackreth in Timby 1998, 326 no. 1.24, fig 137. Excavations at Kingscote and Wycomb, Gloucestershire). Syreford Mill brooch has dated to between late 1st to late 2nd century.
Created on: Wednesday 12th January 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hethe', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BERK-8BFB37
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman copper alloy incomplete brooch, possibly a derivative of a knee brooch (AD150-250). It is rounded in profile, with a cylindrical open-backed spring cover and expanded head plate. The spring, pin, part of the headplate and foot are missing. The bow has a circular cross-section with some moulded decoration of a transverse groove and ridges and three raised pellets. The bow appears to have an iron core. Dark green patina. Dimensions: length 41.38mm; width 27.77mm; weight 15.33g
Created on: Tuesday 7th February 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: BERK-8453C7
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Roman copper alloy fragment of a Polden Hill brooch of flat wing ends type (AD43-100). The spring is carried in a semi-cylindrical cross-bar with perforated end caps to secure the axis bar. The axis bar, pin and foot are now missing. The external chord would have passed through a loop on the head, the loop is missing. It has a tapering bow with flanges and a white metal coating of which only small traces remains. Dark green patina. Dimensions: References: J Bayley and S Butcher. Roman Brooches in Britain: A Technological and Typological Study Based on the Richborough Collection. pp 89-90
Created on: Wednesday 15th March 2006
Last updated: Wednesday 5th October 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Rotherfield Greys', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BERK-2CB694
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy P-Shaped variant Roman brooch. The spring mechanism consists of an axis bar that passes through a single hole in the head of the bow with one terminal knob (thistle-shaped) at each end (width 28.36mm). The spring is coiled around the axis bar 7 times with an internal chord; the majority of the pin is broken off and missing. The bow is highly arched and bevelled with no other decoration (width of bow: 7.03mm). The catchplate is curved round forming an almost cylindrical shape (length of catchplate: 22.29mm). The brooch has a pale - dark green patina.
Created on: Tuesday 5th October 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Steventon', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BERK-573146
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper alloy Colchester derivative (double lug) brooch. The brooch has a long narrow bow decorated with a single rib running down the length of the brooch. The catchplate is perforated. The wings are semi-circular in section, open at the back. There is the double perforated lug present at the head of the brooch, with a fragment of the spring held through the upper perforation. The tip of the foot, the pin and the majority of the spring are broken off and missing. Length:41.90mm Width of wings:17.96mm Width of bow:5.63mm.
Created on: Friday 2nd July 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: BERK-95FC26
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy T-shaped brooch with serrated edges. On the bow is a moulded ?face decoration. The eyes are large and recessed, they may have had inlaid enamel but no traces are present now. The bow tapers to the foot, any foot knob is broken off and missing but a horizontal ridge is present which usually precedes the foot knob). The spring has seven turns and is a forward-facing overhead chord hook - an external chord was brought forward and fed through a perforated lug on the head. The spring rests behind semi-circular wings (width 14.87mm) and is secured by an axis bar which is …
Created on: Monday 5th July 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Standlake', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-5E08C1
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A beautifully made, incomplete copper alloy Trumpet brooch, with a length of 50mm. The head is circular and hollow at the back, with a rim starting from the base of the head and expanding to 2mm at the top which is decorated with oblique incised lines. At the rear is a pierced lug through which the axis bar would have passed. There is a projection above the head, which has transverse notches. There is also a projection below the pierced lug.The pin is missing and there is iron staining from the axis bar on the reverse of the head. The leg is circular in section and tapers to an expand…
Created on: Tuesday 9th December 2003
Last updated: Wednesday 2nd November 2016
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Record ID: HAMP-DF6CB7
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cast copper alloy trumpet brooch. Sub-oval head bent sharply backwards and slightly twisted to one side. Pierced rearward facing lug on reverse of head. Short bow, sub-trapezoidal in section, to waist moulding comprising central bead between triple lobed acanthus, extending around the back of the bow, with a further ridge and groove moulding above and below. Slightly concave, tapering leg, with traces of catchplate on reverse. The leg is triangular in section with a series of incised lateral grooves decorating the lower portion. The foot and pin are missing. Traces of missing he…
Created on: Thursday 28th August 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: BERK-28DDA1
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy Roman zoomorphic plate brooch. The brooch is a straight-sided sub-lozenge shape with six lugs projecting from the outer edges. It has possibly been designed to represent a turtle in a highly stylised form. The upper surface of the central body of the lozenge is divided into three main areas which are essentially two triangles flanking a central square. The two triangular areas hold remnants of the decayed enamel which is bright blue highlighted with white spots. No other enamel remains. The six lugs vary in shape. The ‘head’ is oval, the ‘front legs’ are …
Created on: Tuesday 3rd April 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: BERK-730657
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete cast copper alloy Roman Colchester derivative Polden Hill (flat wing ends type, Eastern Group). The spring is carried in a semi-cylindrical crossbar, which has closed circular ends which are pierced to hold the axial rod whilst the chord is threaded through a pierced crest at the head of the bow. The brooch is of very simple decoration; the crossbar has one incised groove running around each end whilst the bow is decorated with two linear grooves, which extend roughly two-thirds of the way along the length of the bow. These grooves run either side of a central rib which …
Created on: Thursday 19th April 2007
Last updated: Wednesday 5th October 2016
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Record ID: BUC-B74160
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete Roman copper alloy trumpet brooch, dated to the 1st to 2nd centuries. Brooch has a simple trumpet-shaped head with no wings. The bow curves deeply outwards and has a decorative collar at its middle. The collar consists of five prominent horizontal ridges moulded in relief. The foot has three similar ridges in relief and ends in a small terminal knop. The catchplate is complete and the pin is present. The brooch has a green patina over its surface.
Created on: Wednesday 4th July 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Stanton St John', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BERK-414361
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a cast copper-alloy Colchester derivative Roman brooch. All that remains is the triangular catchplate and a short length of the bow. The bow has a central groove running lengthways and at the foot of the brooch are two incised grooves running side-to-side. There is a pronounced lip along the section where the bow and catchplate meet. The catchplate has a semi-circular groove for holding the pin. This item can be dated from the first to second century AD.
Created on: Wednesday 11th July 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: BERK-406374
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy Roman plate brooch. The brooch is lonzengiform with four sub-circular cupped lugs, one projecting from each corner. In the centre of the lozenge is a raised circular boss surmounted with a shallow cupped bowl - smaller than the ones forming the lugs. The shallow cup in each lug and the one in the central roundel are all stained with orange corrosive product; it is likley that they contained enamel. On the reverse are the remains of the pin hinge and sub-triangular catchplate - the pin is missing. The brooch has a rich mid brown patina and is in good overall condit…
Created on: Wednesday 11th July 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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