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    • Idby: 0014818522101B6E
    • Broad period: ROMAN
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    • Primary material: Silver
    • Object type: BROOCH

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Record ID: LVPL-035186
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Halton
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CURATOR'S REPORT Description of Object Silver Roman hare and hound brooch, 1st to 3rd century AD Roman silver zoomorphic plate-brooch in the form of a hound catching a hare, shown in profile. The stylised hound has distinctive teardrop shaped ears and pellet-in ring eyes, a slender body with prominent shoulder and haunches and a long tail which loops round and joins with its back. The hunting dog's jaws are connected with the hare's back, and also by its right side front and back legs. The long-eared hare is crouched. The back of the brooch has a hinged pin, badly bent, an…
Created on: Friday 30th November 2007
Last updated: Thursday 13th April 2017
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Record ID: LIN-DC82A4
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Nottinghamshire
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Incomplete cast copper alloy Polden Hill brooch. The brooch has semi-cylindrical wings in cross-section. The pin is missing. The wings are short and the terminals are missing. The bow is D-shaped in cross-section and decorated with two narrow channels down the centre. The catchplate is missing.
Created on: Tuesday 22nd April 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: LIN-DC8B67
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Nottinghamshire
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Incomplete cast copper alloy Polden Hill brooch. The brooch has semi-cylindrical wings in cross-section. The pin is missing. The wings are short and the terminals are missing. The bow is oval in cross-section and decorated at the top with a slightly raised triangular panel pointing down towards the centre of the bow. The catchplate is missing.
Created on: Tuesday 22nd April 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: LEIC-DE5A26
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Leicestershire
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Roman silver omega brooch. 36mm long, 34mm wide and 8mm thick. The brooch weighs 16.9 grams and has a good silver patina, but needs cleaning. The brooch is pennanular in form, turning back on itself to form terminals. At this point it is circular in section and has barrel shaped terminals, 6 mm long and 5 mm in diameter, with three raised grooves. The main body of the brooch has a diamond section. The diamond section is made up of four main raised ridges, with extra ridges in between these on the outer sides. The surface of the brooch is decorated with incised lines, forming a herring …
Created on: Wednesday 1st December 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: BH-351AF6
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hertfordshire
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A silver-gilt brooch of Roman date. A 1st to 2nd century AD lugged lozengiform plate brooch of unusual composite construction. The decorative front plate has repouss√© ornament comprising a petalled motif within a beaded border. Traces of gilding remain, especially near the centre. It was secured to the plain back-plate by small dome-headed rivets at the centre and in the four projecting lugs (those at top and bottom now lacking). The catchplate and hinged pin assembly, now broken at both ends, is held by the central rivet and, probably, by the missing rivets at the top and bottom of t…
Created on: Thursday 11th November 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hadham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NCL-D28051
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: County Durham
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CURATOR'S REPORT Description of Object Fragment of silver trumpet brooch, with only the head and part of the bow surviving. There are traces of copper from the spring, which is missing, alongside the lower part of the bow, foot and catchplate. There are a series of complex mouldings on the bow, which include an acanthus flower with five-petals. There are a series of transverse grooves within circular bands on either side of the acanthus flower; the head is plain. Date: 2nd century AD Discussion These types of brooch with acanthus …
Created on: Tuesday 3rd March 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: YORYM-5A5922
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
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TREASURE CASE : 2004 T488 Silver crossbow brooch, broken and somewhat distorted, with only the bow and part of the head intact. The bow is ovular in profile, trapezoidal in section, and is decorated with a single lengthwise groove. On the head is a conical shaped knob with flat disc below. Part of one of the arms is intact, but the end knob is broken away, whilst the other arm, the foot and pin are all missing. Dates to the late 3rd/1st part of 4th century AD
Created on: Monday 26th October 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'West Firsby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-21F736
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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Treasure case : 2009 T535 Roman brooch Date: 2nd Century A silver Roman knee brooch, dating to circa AD 150-250. The brooch has a P-shaped profile. The head is rectangular with two raised collars. On the reverse of the head there is a rectangular plate, which is pierced. This would have held the spring and the pin which are now both missing. The arch of the bow has a rounded top, with chamfered edges. The upper part of the bow is decorated on either side with three incised, diagonal lines. The spine of the bow is decorated with a raised vertical line with a series of parallel, horizon…
Created on: Tuesday 29th September 2009
Last updated: Friday 20th May 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Preston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NARC-036C34
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northamptonshire
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A fragment of the head of a trumpet brooch, of possibly poor grade silver. It has been further decorated with two silver studs one of which is now broken/missing. This type of brooch has a west midland distribution and dates to the first half of the second century (Donald F Mackreth)
Created on: Tuesday 2nd November 2010
Last updated: Thursday 20th September 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Stanion', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NCL-609BF6
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northumberland
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Incomplete cast silver Aesica-type trumpet brooch of the Roman period, dating from the 1st-late 2nd century. The brooch is largely complete, missing its pin, its foot, and part of its catchplate. The brooch is in good condition and retains much of its decoration. The flat headplate is cast hollow-back and is semi-circular in plan. The headloop remains intact and complete on the flat upper edge of the headplate. The bow attaches to the lower, curved-edge half of the headplate, and the upper headplate has a rectangular panel distinguished by a raised upper and lower line. The bow …
Created on: Monday 14th June 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th May 2012
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Record ID: PAS-C4DAC5
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Simple one piece-brooch, Nauheim-derivative type with a flat broadly ovoid bow, undecorated, made of sheet metal, which narrows to a wire that forms a simple loop and the pin, both of circular cross-section. The catchplate is missing. Discussion: the brooch is so small it seems unlikely to have had much practical use, suggesting it was produced for symbolic reasons. For discussion of brooches of this type see Bayley & Butcher 2004, 146-8. For a parallel, see Hattatt 1987, no. 737. Date: late first century BC to early first century AD Wt.: 1.42g L.: 26.2mm W.: 6.6mm Refer…
Created on: Tuesday 25th August 2015
Last updated: Monday 31st October 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Willinham area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-CC00C1
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete silver Roman crossbow brooch dating to the period c. AD 320 - 400. The head features a projecting rounded knop with a convex top and a short collared neck. The wings are D-shaped in cross-section with a flattened reverse. Each wing terminates in a circular knop. The wings house the iron axis bar for the hinged pin mechanism. Traces of iron corrosion are visible around the ovular pin slot on the reverse of the bow. The pin is missing. The bow is steeply arched and has a faceted trapeziodal cross-section. At the top of the leg of the bow is a thin, lipped projection. The l…
Created on: Wednesday 19th November 2014
Last updated: Monday 18th May 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Gussage St Michael', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WAW-741A8E
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Small silver dolphin brooch, two piece, originally with spring and pin but these are now missing. The bow is bulbous and narrows to a triangular foot, bent and broken. The catchplate is missing. The wings are broken, as is the backwards hook that would have held the spring in place. Discussion: for a parallel, see Hattatt 1987, no. 883. Date: mid first century AD Wt.: 2.39g L.: 21.2mm Hattatt, R., 1987. Brooches of Antiquity, Oxford. Note: this item is more than 300 years old and composed of more than 10% precious metal so qualifies as treasure as stipulated in the Trea…
Created on: Thursday 26th November 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 30th August 2017
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Record ID: YORYM-402151
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy bow-and-fantail brooch of Roman date (AD 50-150). The brooch consists of a partial head, tapered body and pelta-shaped lunate terminal with integrally cast circular lozenges with inlaid possible enamel. The reverse is mooth and undecorated with a partial catchplate. The head, wings, spring, pin and partial catchplate are all missing due to an old break. The metal is a dark greenish orange in colour. The inlaid possible enamel is red in colour. No weight recorded. Hattatt, P 315, no 816.
Created on: Wednesday 3rd July 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 3rd July 2013
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Record ID: LANCUM-37548E
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: York
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Report on potential Treasure for HM Coroner 2016 T354Heworth, Yorks. Two fragments of Roman silver brooch. The first is the head of a trumpet brooch of Backworth type; only the ovoid head with circular lug on the reverse, a small part of the bow and the nib of the pin attachment survive. The second is a fragment of headloop of another trumpet brooch of similar type, consisting of the rectangular bar head cover and crescent-shaped loop; the remainder of the brooch is missing. Date: 2nd century AD Discussion: both fragments might constitute Hacksilber, i.e. deliber…
Created on: Friday 29th April 2016
Last updated: Friday 2nd June 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'York', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DUR-C9ACF8
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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An incomplete silver Trumpet brooch of Roman date (AD 75-175). The object is composed of an ovate head with a hollow reverse and convex bow which tapers to a circular foot. The reverse retains the recurved catchplate, the spring and pin are missing. The object has integrally cast decorations consisting of a raised 'pelta' shaped boarder around the head and an acanthus moulding with three upper and lower, parallel lobes and centrally dividing ridge. The acanthus moulding is flanked above and below by raised boarders consisting of raised circumferentially running lines within which i…
Created on: Thursday 11th February 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 2nd March 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Lund', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-F7C7AF
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
TREASURE CASE : 2016 T58. An incomplete silver Trumpet brooch, found in two halves, of Roman date. UPPER HALF: The head of the brooch is sub-ovate with fresh breaks to either side and is decorated on the front surface with two deep semi-circular indentations close to the upper edge. The reverse is concave with no surviving pin mechanism though traces of copper corrosion are present. A circular sectioned bow extends centrally from the front of the head widening slightly in circumference to an elaborated circular acanthus moulding. The moulding is flanked by double banded circu…
Created on: Wednesday 20th January 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd August 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'North Yorkshire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-59B8B5
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wiltshire
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An incomplete silver gilt with niello and gold inlay Roman Crossbow brooch of unusual form. The upper section of the bow and the wings have been bent at a one hundred and thirty five degree angle, the pin is missing. The wings have faceted edges and therefore have a heptagonal cross section. Iron corrosion is visible at the end of both wings. To the reverse is a slot which would have held the pin which is missing. The bow is hemispherical, the catch plate then projects downwards at a ninety degree angle. The bow is intricately decorated, just below the wings is a circular perfor…
Created on: Tuesday 1st March 2016
Last updated: Thursday 6th April 2017
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Record ID: YORYM-85B4E3
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
TREASURE CASE : 2017 T394. Description: An incomplete silver penannular brooch of Roman date, c.AD 300 - 500. The brooch is of Fowler's Type E / F with proto-zoomorphic terminals. Only one terminal now survives which is sub-rectangular in plan and section. A moulded ridge represents a raised brow, beneath which two smaller ovate mouldings mark the eyes. The underside of the terminal features a number of punched annulets, approximately six (6) though more may be obscured by wear. An integral ovate sectioned hoop extends from the back of the "head" terminal only a short length…
Created on: Tuesday 2nd May 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 10th October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Appleton-le-Moors area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-F65D82
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Treasure Case : 2017 T369 Description: An incomplete silver trumpet brooch of Roman date, c. AD 75 - 175. The upper portion of the brooch has been lost to an old break. An elaborate circular acanthus moulding is present which is flanked by two double banded circumferential ribbed collars. The remains of a D-sectioned upper bow project from the top collar, terminating in a worn break. The lower bow is also D-sectioned and tapers to a rounded foot knop. The foot has a wide median band of ribbed decoration. The lower bow is bent to one side and the catchplate is also missing. Dimension…
Created on: Tuesday 25th April 2017
Last updated: Thursday 15th March 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'North Yorkshire', grid reference and parish protected.


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