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Record ID: HESH-E90EAB
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy brooch of Colchester derivative Polden Hill type of Roman date (80-120 AD). The wings are lost having been broken flush with the body of the bow and the brooch is heavily eroded by movement in the plough soil. The wings, spring, pin, lower bow, foot and catchplate are all lost. The head of the brooch bow is hump like - being comma shaped in profile. The bow is D shaped in cross section. It extends to a broken eroded point on the lower bow. Due to erosion it is difficult to comment on decorative design. The brooch is a mid - light green colour with an eve…
Created on: Wednesday 28th November 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 28th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ludlow', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-6C7EF9
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Shropshire
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A near complete cast copper alloy Colchester derivative Polden Hill type brooch of Roman date (80-120 AD). The wings are complete with flat and pierced end cap. The axis bar, spring and pin are all lost; the spring would have been secured by an external chord which was fixed to a rearward facing hook positioned at the midpoint on the upper edge of the reverse. The head of the brooch bow is hump like - being comma shaped in profile. The bow is D shaped in cross section. It extends to a rounded 'bun shaped' foot with a projecting knop. The catch-plate is formed from a rib on the rear of…
Created on: Thursday 22nd November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 27th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'worfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-6BF92C
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A near complete enamelled cast copper alloy Roman trumpet-headed brooch dating from second century (100 - 200) AD. The head of the brooch is similar to the more common trumpet brooch whereas the bow extends to an extended enamel plate which expands symmetrically to either side of the bow. It tapers to a regular turned bulbous knop like foot. The head of the brooch is complete although abraded; it has lost its small head loop. The head is broadly oval in plan, and tapers into the bow. The reverse of the head has two projecting lugs positioned on either edge. These are pierced and have a…
Created on: Thursday 22nd November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 27th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'worfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-6BC7B9
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete enamelled cast copper alloy Roman trumpet-headed brooch dating from second century (100 - 200) AD. The head of the brooch is similar to the more common trumpet brooch whereas the bow extends to an extended enamel plate which expands symmetrically to either side of the bow. It tapers to a regular turned (onion shaped) bulbous knop like foot. The head of the brooch is complete although abraded; it has lost its small head loop. The head is broadly oval in plan, and tapers into the bow. The reverse of the head has two projecting lugs positioned on either edge. These are pierced …
Created on: Thursday 22nd November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 27th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'worfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-6B70A3
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy plate brooch / disc brooch of early Roman date (100-200 AD). The brooch has been rolled, probably recently, in the ploughsoil. In plan the brooch is broadly circular with eight projecting evenly spaced lobes - many of which are damaged. In profile it is flat apart from a project central turned boss. The upper surface is decorated with both cast and inlaid designs. The central boss is round and its sides are waisted, it is integrally cast and project 4.9mm from the surface of the plate. The boss is enclosed by an annulet of copper alloy and a circular field of ename…
Created on: Thursday 22nd November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 27th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'worfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-6A5EB5
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy Roman Trumpet brooch dating from c. AD 70 - 170. The bow of the brooch has an angular profile and an irregular lentoid shaped cross section. The bow tapers from a flared head to a complete out-turned foot knop. The head of the brooch is near-complete; it is oval in plan, and tapers into the bow. The reverse of the head is concave and has one D shaped projecting bar positioned at the mid-point of the head. The central bar is pierced (diameter 4.6 mm) to retain a turned copper alloy spring and pin; both are lost. From the upper edge of the head extends a comple…
Created on: Thursday 22nd November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 27th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'worfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-65BE97
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy hinged two-piece Colchester brooch of very late Iron Age to Early Roman date (25-60 AD). The head of the brooch is relatively small and two small broken stumpy wings extend from either edge. The wings are short tapering and solid with a rectangular cross section. The spring and pin are lost. The spring case is formed from a rectangular tab which extends from the lower edge of the head and which would have rolled over the spring. It is divided vertically at the midpoint by a deeply cut rectangular slot which would have held the pin allowing it to move. Th…
Created on: Monday 10th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 30th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Shawbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-4CFA8E
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy fragment from the mid point of the bow of a Roman Trumpet Brooch AD 50-175. The head and foot of the brooch are lost and all that survives is the heavily abraded mid-point which comprises three swollen ribs with the central example being the thickest. Theer is no surface decoration left and the fragment is heavily abraded. It is a mid grey green colour with a powedery surface. The fragment measures 18.2mm length, is 8.1mm wide and 7.1mm thick. It weighs 2.75 grams
Created on: Thursday 28th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 11th December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Driffield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-4CEAF5
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A broken and distorted cast copper-alloy late Iron Age / La Tene III style Nauheim derivative brooch dated c. 50 BC - AD 100. The brooch is almost complete missing just the foot / catchplate - this break is old and patinated suggesting damage in antiquity. The brooch is cast in one piece with an integrally cast spring consisting of four coils with an internal spring chord. The pin is broken / lost near the spring. The turns of the spring and chord of the spring have a distinct rectangular section. The head of the bow narrows at the spring, expanding in section to form a flat, rectangul…
Created on: Thursday 28th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 11th December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Driffield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-4CB772
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper alloy two piece Colchester brooch or proto-head stud brooch of very late Iron Age to Early Roman date (1-75 AD). The head of the brooch is relatively small and two small stumpy wings extend from either edge. The wings are short and solid with a semi-cylindrical cross section. The spring is formed from a coiled length of copper alloy wire which has been coiled to form the spring of seven turns and secured by an integral external chord to a rearward facing hook. The spring is incomplete. The pin, which is complete but distorted, is oval in cross section and tapers …
Created on: Thursday 28th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 11th December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Driffield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-4C8D15
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper alloy headstud bow brooch of Roman date (100-200AD). The bow wings are complete and stub-like being rectangular in plan and D shaped in cross section. The pin / axis bar is held by a rolled spring case extending from the upper edge of teh rear of the wings - a vertical slot is cut from this spring case to accomodate the pin. The spring and pin are lost. The upper head of teh brooch has a drilled hole, through which an applied stud passes and is fixed by the two elements of teh shank being folded back upon themselves. The stud is decorated with a cast star burst p…
Created on: Thursday 28th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 11th December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Driffield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-4C68BA
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy Roman (late 1st to 2nd century) Dragonesque type brooch, The brooch is broken across its lower scroll, below the mid-point; the foot and catchplate are lost. Originally the brooch was an S-shape abstract zoomorphic form with turned in heads at each terminal. The head has a small circular ring and dot cell filled externally with white enamel and internall with blue; this is represents an eye, a scroll with a small circular cell at one edge either representing a beard or ear in the centre and a short ridge which represents the mouth. Extending from the head is …
Created on: Thursday 28th June 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 18th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Driffield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-D1784E
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A near complete cast copper alloy Roman Trumpet brooch dating from AD 75 - 175. The bow of the brooch has an angular profile and an angular D shaped cross section. The bow tapers from a flared head to a tapered foot knop. The head of the brooch is complete, it is very robust being oval in plan, and tapers into the bow. The reverse of the head is concave and has a cast D shaped projecting bar which extends from the upper to lower edges of the reverse. This projection has a small circular hole (2.3mm) through it; this would originally have held a wound wire spring / pin - which is now lo…
Created on: Friday 22nd June 2018
Last updated: Friday 19th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Little Birch', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-CE476E
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy Colchester derivative Polden Hill type brooch of Roman date (80-120 AD). The wings are near complete with flat and pierced end cap. The axis bar, spring and pin are lost. The spring was probably formed of copper alloy wire which was held in place by an external cord which is fixed to a rearward facing hook positioned at the midpoint on the upper edge of the reverse. The head of the brooch bow is hump like - being comma shaped in profile. The bow is D shaped in cross section. It extends to a broken edge on the lower bow. The catch-plate is formed from a r…
Created on: Friday 22nd June 2018
Last updated: Monday 15th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bodenham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-6AD103
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete and abraded copper alloy Roman Trumpet brooch dating from AD 75 - 175. The bow has an angular profile and an angular D shaped cross section. The bow tapers from a flared head to a broken abraded point on the lower bow - the foot knop and catch plate are lost. The head of the brooch is relatively well preserved being oval in plan, and expanding into the bow. The reverse of the head is flat and has a cast projecting bar which divides the head into two parts. This bar has a large circular perforation which is worn: the spring and pin are missing. The bow of the brooch is D …
Created on: Tuesday 5th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 18th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cleobury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-5D0D94
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A near complete cast copper alloy brooch of Colchester derivative Polden Hill type of Roman date (80-120 AD). The wings are complete with flat and pierced end cap. The axis bar and spring are present; the axis bar is formed from a length of copper alloy wire and holds the spring and pin which is also formed from copper alloy wire turned ten times and held in place by an external cord which is fixed to a rearward facing hook positioned at the midpoint on the upper edge of the reverse. The pin is near complete but distorted. The head of the brooch bow is hump like - being comma shaped i…
Created on: Tuesday 17th April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 18th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'River Perry', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-74BE96
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy Colchester derivative (Polden Hill style) brooch of Roman date (AD75-120). The wings are complete but abraded / plough rolled - they are semi-cylindrical and the wing cap although incomplete is perforated. The axis bar, spring and pin are lost. The bow head is hump-like, and slightly angular (comma shaped) in profile; from the centre of the reverse the remains of a small projecting backwards facing hook extends. This hook would have held the external cord of the spring; at the mid-point of the bow is an oval shaped void. The bow has a faceted D shaped cr…
Created on: Tuesday 23rd January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 18th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ludlow', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-0E4EDB
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper alloy headstud bow brooch of Roman date (100-200AD). The bow wings are complete and stub-like being cylindrical in plan with closed pierced ends through which an iron axis bar passes. The spring and pin are lost. From the upper edge of the head an integrally cast broken head plate decorated with horizontal cast bands is positioned, its edges are heavily abraded. The bow of the brooch is relatively short and angular; it is an angular D shaped in cross section. The bow tapers along its length and terminates in an abraded pointed foot. The catch plate on the reverse…
Created on: Thursday 18th January 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 18th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kingscote', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-1EFF78
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A head of a Roman Trumpet brooch dating from AD 75 - 175. The upper and lower bow, foot and catchplate are all lost. The head of the brooch is complete, it is oval in plan, and tapers into the bow. The reverse of the head is concave and has a cast D shaped projecting bar which extends from the upper to lower edges of the reverse. This projection has a small circular hole through it and a wound wire spring / pin passes through it. The spring is complete and formed of four turns with an internal bow passing beneath the head - the spring is held in place with an axis bar. The head of the …
Created on: Wednesday 2nd August 2017
Last updated: Thursday 23rd August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hinstock', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-1EDE95
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A near complete cast copper alloy Roman Trumpet brooch dating from AD 75 - 175. The bow of the brooch has an angular profile and an angular D shaped cross section. The bow tapers from a flared head to a flared bulbous foot knop. The head of the brooch is complete, it is oval in plan, and tapers into the bow. The reverse of the head is concave and has a cast D shaped projecting bar which extends from the upper to lower edges of the reverse. This projection has a small circular hole through it and a wound wire spring / pin passes through it. The spring is incomplete - half survives - and…
Created on: Wednesday 2nd August 2017
Last updated: Thursday 23rd August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hinstock', grid reference and parish protected.


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