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Record ID: LANCUM-41D3B6
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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-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-426613
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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: PUBLIC-DB9E24
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete cast copper alloy Roman gilded glass centre-boss type plate brooch, ovate in plan and plano-convex in profile, with an empty central setting which would have originally held a glass boss. The spring with 4 coils is present but incomplete as is the attached pin. The catchplate (5.6mm deep) is intact. The reverse of the brooch is flat with no signs of plating but the entire front surface of the brooch has been gilded, almost all of which is preserved. The decoration consists of two separate oval bands surrounding the central boss, now missing. The outermost of these is bounded…
Created on: Friday 8th February 2019
Last updated: Monday 18th February 2019
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Record ID: GLO-D7E498
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy Roman Large T-shaped brooch. Tubular wings hold the pin axis bar, there is a slot in the centre of the wings at the rear for the pin, only the top of the pin remains. The head of the bow has a central ridge with bevelled sides which runs down to a mounded knee, below the leg narrows with two rectangular cells on the front, a closed catch plate on the reverse and small knop foot on the bottom.
Created on: Thursday 15th November 2018
Last updated: Monday 18th February 2019
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Record ID: GLO-43A316
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy lozenge shaped plate brooch that has a raised rim creating a central recessed panel that would have contained enamel. Traces of enamel are still present in the edges of the plate, the remaining elements shows the enamel had a chequerboard effect of small white and blue squares. There is also red elements present suggesting that the chequerboard could have ever been tricoloured or the red may have been used to bring out some design. On the reverse is a projecting pierced double lug that forms the mount for the pin at one end with the catchplate on the opposite end.
Created on: Tuesday 23rd May 2017
Last updated: Monday 18th February 2019
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Record ID: LEIC-6D662B
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Rutland
Workflow stage: Published Find published
AC Late Iron Age to early Roman copper alloy Langton Down brooch, AD 25 -60. The brooch has a circular cross sectioned hollow 'head plate' which houses a spring of four coils and a partial pin. The bow is rectangular in form and cross section and is flat and missing its base. It is decorated with a series of ridges. Its reverse houses the scars of an open catch-plate which take up half of the bows length. It is 41mm long, 17mm wide and 10mm thick with a weight of 4.13g.
Created on: Friday 15th February 2019
Last updated: Monday 18th February 2019
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Record ID: NLM-571F73
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy brooch fragment. Cast lower bow and foot from a cruciform brooch, comprising a straight-sided plain upper part, slightly tapered from top to bottom; a step marked by a plain moulding; above a horse head terminal with nostrils represented by a rounded terminal knop. The horse head has a keeled profile with eyes set to either side. The back of the brooch is lightly hollowed, and the stub of a catch plate projects from behind the plain upper part of the fragment. The cruciform brooch was part of the 'national costume' worn by adult Anglian women, and its discovery probably in…
Created on: Thursday 14th February 2019
Last updated: Monday 18th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'North Ormsby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-B27A74
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy Roman Trumpet brooch dating from AD 75 - 175. The trumpet head hides a sprung pin which is covered in corrosion, suggesting the axis bar was iron. The spring survives, but the pin is missing. The trumpet is plan, as is the upper bow which is of circular section, and damaged from being bent at the shoulder. The acanthus button is on the front of the bow only, It has three petals above and three below a central reel, and is flanked by a collar above and below. the lower bow is triangular in cross-section, and there are the remains of the catchplate on the reverse. the foot…
Created on: Friday 25th January 2019
Last updated: Monday 18th February 2019
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Record ID: LEIC-6E27D7
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Rutland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy 'Dolphin' bow brooch, 37mm long, 20mm wide and 12mm thick with a weight of 10.36g. The brooch is incomplete, being unfinished and possibly a failed casting. It has open semi-circular cross sectioned wings sitting behind a circular cross sectioned tapering bow with rounded stepped foot. It has a sub rectangular catchplate with turned end which is half the length of the bow. It has a slight casting seam running the length of the front of the bow, with a more pronounced section in the centre. It has an extensive rough seam/'plate' of bronze on its reverse side which fi…
Created on: Friday 15th February 2019
Last updated: Monday 18th February 2019
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Record ID: WILT-2E0A75
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Roman cast copper alloy umbonate brooch dating to c AD 100 - 200. This is a dished cone brooch almost certainly made in Britain (Macreth), circular, with a concave sided cone rising from the bottom of a dish whose outer edge is also a concave curve. Typical of this type, there are six projections around the outer edge. On top of the cone is a flaring bead around a recess in the middle, in the centre of which is a small circular boss. It is otherwise undecorated except for a light groove around the extreme edge of the disc. It has a diameter of 29.77mm and a width of 32.8…
Created on: Monday 21st May 2018
Last updated: Sunday 17th February 2019
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Record ID: WILT-E1F2A6
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small Medieval copper alloy annular brooch, probably dating to c. AD 1200-1325. The brooch consists of a circular frame, with an externally bevelled cross section, and a constriction to hold a fine wire pin, which survives in situ. six slightly projecting collets are arranged equidistantly around the frame, each holding traces of a degraded glass setting and with the space between the collets filled by incised transverse lines. Dimensions: diameter 17.1mm; thickness 2.8mm; weight 1.18g. Similar brooches are published by Read (2001: 108, no. 781) and Margeson (1993: 16, no. 58), the…
Created on: Wednesday 10th October 2018
Last updated: Sunday 17th February 2019
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Record ID: NMS-4629F7
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Roman copper alloy circular discplate brooch with the stumps of a catchplate and a double pin lug on the reverse. The spring and pin are missing, along with the enamel which would have been "inset into the plate showing through an encrustation of decorated white metal repouss√© sheet" (Mackreth 2011, 156). The reserved concentric decoration consists of an inner thick and outer thin ring separated by a circle of pellets, and a circumferential frame which is scalloped internally. This arrangement is very similar to an example from Ashwellthorpe, Norfolk in 1994 (HER 30205; ibid. plate 10…
Created on: Thursday 14th May 2015
Last updated: Saturday 16th February 2019
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Record ID: NMS-BE54EC
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Incomplete Roman zoomorphic plate brooch with most of the hinged pin, part of the catchplate, and parts of the edges missing. The corroded front face carries traces of tinning or silvery solder. The complete form is uncertain and it is not clear what species was depicted. Extant length and width 22.6 and 17.1mm. 2nd century. Within 20m of grid reference.
Created on: Monday 13th April 2015
Last updated: Saturday 16th February 2019
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Record ID: NMS-FFD942
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Roman copper alloy enamel inlaid chatelaine brooch with a hinged pin closely comparable with Mackreth 2011, British Plate 7.b and Hattatt 2000, fig. 210, Chatelaine type, but without projecting lugs and a bar for an etui set, and without any evidence of ever having been equipped with the same. A separate knob in the central boss is missing. Some inlay is missing, but where it remains three colours are used: blue (probably glass), appearing dark green and appearing pale green. The latter two were probably green and yellow. Length 41.7mm. Width 46mm. Weight 16.79g. 2nd century.
Created on: Wednesday 9th March 2016
Last updated: Saturday 16th February 2019
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Record ID: NMS-E07722
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Roman copper alloy plate brooch in the form of a hare, with most of the hinged pin missing. Mackreth 2011, OBJECT 3c. There is a double pin lug and iron spindle. The body is decorated with three enamel inlaid cells, blue, uncertain colour, blue. The eye is represented by a reserved dot within a circular cell of blue. The ear is grooved. The arrangement of the enamelling is similar to ibid., pl. 125, no. 8086, the pin of which is sprung. Length 29mm. Width 11.4mm. 2nd century. Field BC
Created on: Tuesday 19th January 2016
Last updated: Saturday 16th February 2019
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Record ID: NMS-7CFC43
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy plate brooch in the form of an openwork sexfoil with large circular central perforation (diam.10mm). Concave-sided with each point ending in a circular lobe containing orange enamel. Enamel is missing from the inner part of the brooch. On the reverse there is a double pin lug, pin missing, and a triangular catchplate which is broken along the fold. No close parallel in Hattatt 2000, or Mackreth 2011. Diameter 38mm. 1.7mm thick. 2nd century.
Created on: Tuesday 13th March 2018
Last updated: Saturday 16th February 2019
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Record ID: NMS-972B14
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Incomplete copper alloy Roman plate brooch in the form of a duck of Mackreth's (2011) Type PL OBJECT 4.a2 dating to the period c. AD 100 - 200. The neck rises vertically from the flat plate and forms the rounded head and elongated bill. There is an engraved V-shaped collar at the junction between the neck and the plate. The plate is divided into two cells, each surrounded by a metal reserve; one of which forms the wings and one the tail. The wings curve outwards and taper to pointed tips, one of which is bent downwards. The cell is filled with blue enamel with a yellow spot at the apex…
Created on: Friday 1st September 2017
Last updated: Saturday 16th February 2019
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Record ID: ESS-744044
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete cast copper-alloy Colchester brooch of late Iron Age to early Roman date, c. AD 20 - 70. The item is composed of a cylindrical bow which tapers to a sharp point. There is no part of the catch plate remaining, and the tip of the bow bends slightly sideways. The head of the bow is comprised of the remains of the wings and a small portion of the lower part of the spring casing, which projects slightly past the rear-facing chord hook and is sharply pointed. The chord hook is rear facing and curves upward and backward. The end of it is missing. A similar example recorded on th…
Created on: Wednesday 17th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 15th February 2019
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Record ID: LEIC-6DE10C
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Rutland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy 'Hod Hill' bow brooch, 23mm long, 13mm wide and 2mm thick with a weight of 1.51g. The brooch is incomplete, representing the upper half of the brooch and is sub rectangular in form and cross section. It has an inverted triangular upper section with a central rectangular recess in its upper edge to house the now missing pin. Below it widens out to form 'shoulders' and then gently tapers in width and curves, with three slight linear recesses at decoration. It is missing its foot and catch plate.
Created on: Friday 15th February 2019
Last updated: Friday 15th February 2019
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