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    • County: the Vale of Glamorgan
    • Object type: BOW BROOCH

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Record ID: NMGW-FA9708
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy bow brooch of enamelled T-shaped type and of 1st or 2nd century AD date The brooch is incomplete, missing the pin, catch-plate, chain-loop and foot (with a surviving length of 45.3mm, a surviving depth of 15.1mm and a weight of 7.92g). The missing pin was hinged within tubular wings, now truncated (with a surviving width of 17.2mm) and with a ferrous axis bar, which is still present. No decoration survives on the wings. The stub from an integral chain-loop is present at the head. The upper bow is of rectangular section (10.8mm wide and 3.0mm thick), with straight s…
Created on: Monday 2nd February 2015
Last updated: Monday 2nd February 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-E7E5DB
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy bow brooch of Trumpet Type and of 1st - 2nd century AD date The brooch is incomplete, missing the pin and has a slightly distorted bow (with a length of 49.2mm, a distorted depth of 23.1mm and a weight of 9.4g). The brooch had a spring mechanism secured around a single, pierced lug on the rear of the head. A single coil of the spring survives around an iron axis bar. The trumpet head is of sub-triangular section (9.9mm wide and 9.7mm long), with no surviving evidence for an integral chain-loop. The head is corroded but appears to have had side flanges, defined …
Created on: Tuesday 20th January 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 20th January 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-65EEBF
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy bow brooch of T-shaped, Headstud type and of 1st or 2nd century AD date The brooch is fragmentary, represented by the head and top of the bow only (with a surviving length of 22.7mm, a surviving depth of 9.7mm and a weight of 8.1g). The missing pin is hinged within damaged semi-tubular wings behind the head (with a surviving width of 23.1mm). Above the head is the remnant of an integral plate, which would have been surmounted with a chain-loop. The wings are slightly angled to the bow and are decorated with vertical ribs, with the wider, end rib being knurled. T…
Created on: Wednesday 14th January 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 14th January 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-3A6B41
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy bow brooch of uncertain type, possibly a Trumpet or allied type of 1st or 2nd century AD date The brooch is fragmentary, represented by the leg, foot and catch-plate only (with a surviving length of 21.5mm, a surviving depth of 14.4mm and a weight of 2.3g). The leg is of D-shaped section at the break (4.5mm wide and 2.1mm thick) with straight, near-parallel or slightly convergent sides towards the foot. Above the foot the leg has a sub-triangular section. The sides of the leg have a fine incised border. No other decoration is evident on the leg. The foot is of co…
Created on: Friday 31st October 2014
Last updated: Friday 31st October 2014
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Record ID: NMGW-A1B5D3
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy bow brooch of later 1st - 2nd century AD date The brooch is near-complete, missing the pin (with a length of 45.8mm, a depth of 16.5mm and a weight of 11.2g). The missing pin was hinged within tubular wings of D-shaped section (25.6mm wide and 4.0mm x 4.5mm section). Iron corrosion around the central slot may suggest an iron axis bar or pin was employed. The fronts of the wings are decorated with vertical grooves. The upper bow is of sub-rectangular section, with convex faces. The sides of the upper bow are straight and near-parallel, slightly convergent to the m…
Created on: Friday 24th October 2014
Last updated: Friday 24th October 2014
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Record ID: NMGW-7B8026
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy bow brooch, probably of T-shaped, Trumpet or allied type and of 1st or 2nd century AD date The brooch is fragmentary missing both the head and foot (with a surviving length of 38.5mm, a surviving depth of 14.1mm and a weight of 7.2g). There are groves on the rear of the top of the bow to accommodate the missing pin and axis bar, suggesting the brooch employed a hinge mechanism. It is possible that wings may have been lost either side of the top of the bow. The upper-bow is of D-shaped section (with a width at the head of 9.0mm and a thickness of 4.5mm) with conca…
Created on: Wednesday 22nd October 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd October 2014
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Record ID: NMGW-FD2D46
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Iron Age to Roman copper alloy bow brooch of uncertain type and of 1st or 2nd century AD date The brooch is fragmentary, missing the head and foot (with a surviving length of 53.6mm, a surviving depth of 12.4mm and a weight of 5.4g). The brooch is broken near the top of the bow, which is of sub-rectangular section (4.5mm wide and 5.7mm thick. The sides of the bow are straight and convergent towards the break, just above the missing foot. The bow is heavily-corroded with little surviving detail but a central groove is discernible and there is the suggestion of a groove on one s…
Created on: Thursday 16th October 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 21st October 2014
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Record ID: NMGW-6AB3CC
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy bow brooch of T-shaped type and of 1st or 2nd century AD date The brooch is incomplete and slightly distorted, missing the foot, catch and pin (with a surviving length of 48.3mm, a surviving depth of 11.9mm and a weight of 10.3g). The missing pin was hinged within tubular wings (with a width of 35.0mm and a diameter of 4.8mm). The ends of the wings are decorated with a vertical groove, enhanced with punched marks. The upper bow is wide at the head with a step to the upper bow (after 16mm, with a maximum width at the head of 17.7mm and thickness of 3.3mm). The sid…
Created on: Thursday 9th October 2014
Last updated: Thursday 9th October 2014
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Record ID: NMGW-530D4B
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy bow brooch of T-shaped type and of 2nd century AD date The brooch is fragmentary, missing middle and lower parts of the bow but with the pin complete (with a length of 41.2mm, a depth of 16.8mm and a weight of 6.7g). The pin (with a length of 33.1mm and a diameter of 1.4mm) is hinged within tubular wings. The wings (with a width of 27.7mm and a diameter of 4.2mm - 5.0mm) have raised terminals, enhanced with a double-rib. The rear of the wings has slight flanges at the top and bottom. At the head is an integral chain-loop (with a diameter of 7.2mm, an internal dia…
Created on: Wednesday 8th October 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 8th October 2014
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Record ID: NMGW-D96EF8
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy bow brooch of Dolphin type and probably of mid to late 1st century AD date The brooch is incomplete and is represented by the head and upper bow, with a surviving length of 29.26mm and weighs 20.4g. The brooch employed a hinge mechanism, set within tubular wings. The wings are comparatively wide with a width of 41.71mm. The front of the wings is decorated with vertical ribs flanking panels containing short incised marks, separated by U-shaped grooves. The bow has a curved moulding against the wings, enhanced at the edges by short incised marks. The moulding continue…
Created on: Wednesday 29th November 2006
Last updated: Friday 28th February 2014
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Record ID: NMGW-85A1F6
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy bow brooch of T-shaped variant type and probably dating to the 2nd century AD The brooch is incomplete, missing the leg and has a surviving length of 27.01mm and weighs 7.9g. The brooch employed a spring mechanism secured by a Polden Hill type arrangement around a copper alloy axis bar. The chord was tensioned through a perforated lug on the head. The wings have a width of 26.11mm. The ends of the wings are angled to the rear and the front is decorated with vertical mouldings. The perforated lug has a smaller decorative (solid) lug in front. The head projects horizo…
Created on: Monday 15th May 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW-DE11F3
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy bow brooch of T-shaped type and dating to the 1st to 2nd century AD. The brooch employed a hinge mechanism with tubular wings enclosing a copper alloy axis bar. The wings have not been cast at a right angle to the bow, and also slope towards the rear of the head. The wings are decorated with vertical mouldings. The top of the head has a simple chain loop, which is now broken. The upper bow is of sub-triangular section, and was decorated with short irregular incised lines. The button is unusual and is composed of a flat oval panel with an incised border defining a cen…
Created on: Tuesday 9th March 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW-E958A4
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Head fragment from a cast copper alloy Roman brooch, probably of 1st century AD date. The brooch is represented by the upper bow and one of the wings only. The brooch fragment is likely to be of the Aesica Type. The brooch employed a spring mechanism secured by a Polden Hill lug type arrangement. The surviving wing is decorated with an encircling diagonal incised line. The lug to tension the chord forms part of a continuous rib running along the bow, possibly decorated on the crest with a hatched motif. Either side of the rib is a slender panel with incised chevrons. The sides of the b…
Created on: Wednesday 21st January 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW-A5EFD5
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Roman copper alloy bow brooch of uncertain type and probably of 1st or 2nd century date. The brooch is incomplete and corroded, with little detail surviving. The remnants of one of the wings survive on one side, and it is likely the brooch had a spring mechanism, probably with a pierced lug or claw above the head.
Created on: Wednesday 13th August 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW-A5D9D6
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Roman copper alloy bow brooch of uncertain type, but stylistically probably of 2nd century AD date. The brooch is incomplete, missing the lower bow, the pin and the chain loop. The brooch utilised a hinge mechanism with a semi-tubular hinge type, where the tubes do not extend beyond the width of the bow. Above the head is a moulding before a panel which is likely to have incorporated the chain loop. The upper bow has concave sides and a decorative panel with cells for enamel with. The panel has two columns of chevrons separated by a central division and would have been enamelled both …
Created on: Wednesday 13th August 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW-A5C022
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Roman copper alloy headstud bow brooch, probably dating from the late 1st to the 2nd century AD. The brooch is near-compete, missing only the catch-plate and chain loop, but has corroded and little of the surface detail survives. The brooch has a hinge mechanism of semi-tubular type. The short wings are decorated with vertical flutes. The head has the remains of the missing solid chain loop. The headstud is wide, covering the full width of the upper bow and was decorated with a moulded cross motif. The bow is of sub-rectangular section with a raised central vertical rib, possibly serra…
Created on: Wednesday 13th August 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW-A54661
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Roman copper alloy trumpet brooch of late 1st or 2nd century AD date. The brooch is near complete, missing only the spring, pin and foot. The sprig mechanism was secured by means of a singly pierced lug around an iron axis bar. The trumpet head is roughly circular with a slight surrounding plate border and no chain loop. The upper bow has a circular cross section before the central device consisting of a pair of lentoid mouldings either side of a rounded button. The lower bow is plain with a D-shaped cross section and tapers to the missing foot. The catch-plate rib begins near the top …
Created on: Wednesday 13th August 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW-D259B3
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Incomplete Roman bow brooch, probably a slender trumpet type of Late 1st or 2nd Century AD date. The head comprises of the housing for the missing spring with the remains of the perforated lugs on each side. There are the remnants of a loop to accommodate a chain at the head. The top of the bow is plain with a series of decorative cornice mouldings near the bottom of the fragment. At the moulding, the bow weeps inwards sharply.
Created on: Tuesday 22nd July 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW-AA8452
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Upper fragment of a cast copper alloy dolphin brooch, probably of 1st century AD date. The brooch has a hinge mechanism, with the upper portion of the pin surviving. The wings have a circular cross section with no decoration evident on the surviving remnants. The bow is wide and flat with a pronounced central moulding resembling a chord. The bow edges carry two low decorative grooves on each shoulder. The sides are eroded and the brooch broke above the position of the catch plate.
Created on: Tuesday 8th July 2003
Last updated: Friday 7th March 2014
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Record ID: NMGW-AA4E05
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Upper fragment of a cast Roman bow brooch of unusual type. The brooch was hinged and the upper portion of the pin survives. The wings are wide with a flat upper surface and a rounded back. The wings carry low curved moulding near the terminals, which are now fairly eroded. The surviving area of the bow suggests a rounded cross design, with the apex of the bow running into the wings defining an arc across the wings and forming two curving triangular cells on the wings above the bow. Near the top of the bow is a slightly protruding copper alloy pin (c.1mm diameter), which can also be see…
Created on: Tuesday 8th July 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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