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Record ID: NMGW-5D8633
Object type: 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 Chester sub-type (hull's Type 154) and of 1st or 2nd century AD date The brooch is incomplete, missing the foot, catch-plate and spring and is heavily-corroded (with a surviving length of 39.7mm, a surviving depth of 20.0mm and a weight of 6.1g). The missing spring was secured around a perforated lug, at the rear of the head. Iron corrosion around the lug suggests that an iron axis bar and possibly also an iron spring was employed. The trumpet-head is oval (10.2mm long and 9.5mm wide) with no surviving evidence for a chain-loop at th…
Created on: Monday 22nd January 2018
Last updated: Monday 11th February 2019
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Record ID: NMGW-3DF7B9
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The reported object is a small silver annular brooch. The frame is decorated for half of its circumference with a four-faced cable twist, each facet bearing two rows of small punched dots. The opposite half of the frame is plain, with a circular cross-section. The pin shaft is missing, and the narrowing of the frame shows where the head of the pin was once secured. Internal diameter 12.5mm; external diameter 14mm; frame thickness 1.2mm; thickness of restriction for pin 0.75mm; width of pin head (suggested by restriction of frame) 2mm; weight 06g. A number of annular brooches with …
Created on: Thursday 22nd September 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 30th August 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-736ED0
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Roman copper alloy brooch of Colchester derivative, Polden Hill (Mackreth Group 4, flat wing ends type), cf. Mackreth 2011, 4.a-4.b. Plate 46. Late 1st to early 2nd century AD. The brooch is incomplete, represented by the head and incomplete bow only (with a surviving length of 43.6mm, a surviving depth of 19.5mm and a weight of 20.8g). The spring is iron and remains in place, secured between lateral lugs around an iron axis bar and with the chord tensioned by a lug at the head. The iron corrosion has masked any details on the fronts of the semi-cylindrical wings (with a width of…
Created on: Wednesday 4th March 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 4th July 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-73614B
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Roman copper alloy brooch of Colchester derivative, Polden Hill type (Mackreth 2011, Part 3, Group 5, flat wing ends type, Western Group), c.f. Mackreth 2011, 5.a4. Plate 50, no. 1585, Lower Severn Valley, and of 1st or 2nd century AD. The brooch is fragmentary, represented by the head and upper bow only (with a surviving length of 19.8mm, a surviving depth of 9.7mm and a weight of 4.5g). The missing pin, spring and axis bar were secured between lateral lugs, with the chord tensioned by a lug at the head, now broken robably from the loss of the spring. The wings (with a width of …
Created on: Wednesday 4th March 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 4th July 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-7352C1
Object type: 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, missing the leg and pin (with a surviving length of 28.6mm, a surviving depth of 11.7mm and a weight of 6.7g). The missing pin was hinged within tubular wings with a copper alloy axis bar. The wings are now truncated (with a surviving width of 25.6mm and a diameter of 5mm). There was no chain-loop on the head. The bow has side mouldings at head and is of U-shaped section with a hollowed rear (with a width at the head of 12.2mm and a depth of 4.6mm). Below the stepped side mouldi…
Created on: Wednesday 4th March 2015
Last updated: Monday 11th February 2019
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Record ID: NMGW-06EC71
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Roman copper alloy brooch of Colchester derivative, Polden Hill (Mackreth Group 4, flat wing ends type), cf. Mackreth 2011, 4.i2. Plate 48. Of late 1st to early 2nd century AD. The brooch is fragmentary, represented by the head and upper bow only (with a surviving length of 23.6mm, a surviving depth 14.4mm and a weight of 7.6g). The brooch has a spring which remains in place, secured between lateral lugs around an iron axis bar and with the missing chord probably tensioned by a hook. The wings (with a width of 20.7mm) are semi-cylindrical, slightly angled to the rear and expanded t…
Created on: Friday 27th February 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 25th April 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-F44676
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy bow brooch of Trumpet-derivative type and of 1st or 2nd century AD date The brooch is incomplete, missing the lower part of the leg, the chain-loop and pin (with a surviving length of 41.3mm, a surviving depth of 21.0mm and a weight of 8.0g). The pin is missing but the iron spring remains in place, secured between lateral lugs (with a width of 12.7mm) around an iron axis bar. The trumpet-derivative head is D-shaped, surmounted with an integral chain-loop, now with only the platform surviving (giving the head a surviving height of 15.4mm). The head has a stepped D-s…
Created on: Thursday 26th February 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 15th May 2019
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Record ID: NMGW-75C4D5
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy bow brooch of uncertain type and of 1st or 2nd century AD date The brooch is fragmentary, represented by the distorted leg only (with a surviving length of 37.3mm a surviving depth of 22mm and a weight of 3.4g). The leg is of T-shaped section, with a prominent midrib (3.5mm thick, 1.7mm high and 3.4mm wide at the break). There is no discernible applied decoration on the leg. There a rib and groove before the rounded foot disc. The catch-plate is positioned at the centre of the rear of the leg and begins as a rib beneath the break before it arcs to the catch. The ca…
Created on: Friday 20th February 2015
Last updated: Monday 11th February 2019
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Record ID: NMGW-744721
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Roman copper alloy bow brooch of Colchester derivative, Polden Hill type (Mackreth 2011, Part 3, Group 2.b2, Lower Severn Valley, flat wing ends type). The brooch is fragmentary, represented by the head and upper-bow only (with a surviving length of 25.9mm, a surviving depth of 9.7mm and a weight of 7.0g). The brooch employed a spring mechanism, now lost secured within semi-tubular wings between lateral lugs (with a width of 27.5mm and a diameter of 6.7mm) with the chord tensioned by a lug at the head. The front of the wings are decorated with prominent ribs and grooves. The bow has mo…
Created on: Friday 20th February 2015
Last updated: Monday 11th February 2019
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Record ID: NMGW-8C930E
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Roman copper alloy bow brooch of Trumpet type and of 1st or 2nd century AD date The brooch is incomplete, missing the spring and pin (with a length of 52.5mm, a depth of 26.8mm and a weight of 13.4g). The missing spring was secured around a single perforated lug at the rear of the head. The trumpet head is oval (14.3mm long and 10.8mm high) with a flat and undecorated border around the upper bow. The upper bow is of triangular section with gently concave sides. The top of the bow appears to have a subtle rib in sunken relief, now worn. The base of the upper bow and top of the leg are…
Created on: Monday 9th February 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 15th May 2019
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Record ID: NMGW-21A789
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Late Iron Age to early Roman copper alloy brooch of Langton Down Type and of 1st century AD date. The brooch is fragmentary, represented by the head and part of the spring only (with a surviving length of 21.4mm, a surviving depth of 11.5mm and a weight of 4.9g). Much of the spring remains in place, enclosed within an open cylindrical head of curved sheet, now truncated (with a surviving width of 20.2mm). The terminals were enhanced with vertical grooves and there is a double horizontal groove at the top of the head. The upper bow has a curved grooved border at the head and pro…
Created on: Wednesday 4th February 2015
Last updated: Monday 13th July 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-0C1EB4
Object type: 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 T-shaped or Polden Hill and of 1st or 2nd century AD date The brooch is fragmentary and heavily corroded with the bow surviving (with a surviving length of 31.8mm, a surviving depth of 9.2mm and a weight of 4.3g). The head is incomplete and missing the wings (with a surviving width of 15.5mm) and no means of securing the missing spring is evident, although it is likely that end lugs secured the spring in a 'Polden Hill type' arrangement. The chord would have been tensioned by a hook or lug at the head but bow lost. The bow was…
Created on: Tuesday 3rd February 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 15th May 2019
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Record ID: NMGW-FA2A9E
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Roman copper alloy bow brooch of Colchester derivative, Polden Hill (Mackreth 2011, Part 5, Group 2.b1, enamelled panel on upper bow, lenticular elements cast below,flat wing ends type and of 2nd century AD date. The brooch is incomplete, missing the spring, foot and part of the catch-plate (with a length of 50.6mm, a depth of 18.6mm and a weight of 17.8g). The missing spring was secured between lateral lugs, with the chord tensioned by a hook at the head. The wings are semi-cylindrical (with a width of 23.4mm) and the terminals are expanded (with a diameter of 8.6mm). The sides …
Created on: Wednesday 21st January 2015
Last updated: Monday 28th August 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-F8102C
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Roman copper alloy bow brooch of Colchester derivative, Polden Hill type (Mackreth 2011, Part 3, 8. Serrated bow, enamelled decoration. Flat wing ends type, Plate 53. This type appears over muich of southern England. The brooch is near-complete, missing the pin and is comparatively small with a length of 39.8mm, a depth of 16.0mm and a weight of 9.9g). The copper alloy spring is secured between lateral lugs (with a width of around a copper alloy axis bar and the chord is tensioned by a lug at the head, in a Polden Hill lug type arrangement. The fronts of the wings are decorated wit…
Created on: Wednesday 21st January 2015
Last updated: Monday 28th August 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-E7F851
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Roman copper alloy brooch of Polden Hill type with flat wing ends, c. f. Mackreth 2011, 5.b.4. Plate 50, and of late 1st - early 2nd century AD date. The brooch is fragmentary, represented by the head and upper bow only (with a surviving length of 19.5mm, a surviving depth of 12.6mm and a weight of 6.8g). The missing spring was secured between lateral lugs and the chord tensioned by a lug at the head, in a Polden Hill type lug arrangement. The wings (with a width of 25.4mm) are angled slightly to the rear and the fronts of the wings are decorated with prominent vertical grooves a…
Created on: Tuesday 20th January 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 4th July 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-705B58
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Roman copper alloy bow brooch of Colchester derivative, The Wroxeter, Polden Hill / T-shaped type and of later 1st or 2nd century AD date. The brooch is near-complete, missing the pin and bow setting (with a surviving length of 58.7mm, a depth of 16.0mm and a weight of 18.2g). The spring is secured between perforated lateral lugs and the missing chord was tensioned by a lug at the head, in a 'Polden Hill, lug type' arrangement. The wings are semi-cylindrical (with a width of 22.3mm) and the oval terminals are expanded and ribbed (8.6mm x 7.0mm); there is the suggestion that the termi…
Created on: Tuesday 9th December 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 12th September 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-C9FACB
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Roman copper alloy bow brooch of Polden Hill type with flat wing ends, of 1st or 2nd century AD date. The brooch is fragmentary represented by the head and the top of the bow only (with a surviving length of 20.5mm, a surviving depth of 11.7mm and a weight of 10.9g). The spring remains in place, secured between lateral lugs, which are angled inwards (with a width of 29.2mm). The chord is broken but is present, dislodged from its damaged lug on the head. The fronts of the wings are decorated with vertical grooves and ribs, now corroded and worn. The top of the bow is of D-shaped sectio…
Created on: Monday 1st December 2014
Last updated: Monday 11th February 2019
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Record ID: NMGW-8E1549
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Roman copper alloy bow brooch of Colchester derivative, Polden Hill (Mackreth 2011, Part 3, Group 4, flat wing cap type), c.f. Mackreth 2011, 4.l, Plate 48. and of 1st to 2nd century AD date. The brooch is fragmentary missing the leg and wings (with a surviving length of 29.0mm, a surviving depth of 10.9mm and a weight of 3.8g). The brooch employed a spring mechanism, now missing, probably behind wings with perforated terminals, now lost (with a surviving width of 11.9mm). Above the head is the remnant of a hook to tension the chord. The head has curved mouldings on the sides (givi…
Created on: Tuesday 4th November 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 4th July 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-8D945B
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Roman copper alloy brooch of Colchester derivative, Polden Hill (Mackreth 2011, Part 3, Group 4.a-b., flat wing ends type), and of 1st century AD date. The brooch is fragmentary and represented by the head and upper bow only and would have been comparatively substantial (with a surviving length of 37.8mm, a surviving depth of 17.5mm and a weight of 14.0g). The missing spring was likely to have been secured between lateral lugs now lost. There is the stub of a corroded lug on the head, suggesting that the brooch employed a Polden Hill, lug Type arrangement. The wings are heavily tru…
Created on: Tuesday 4th November 2014
Last updated: Monday 4th September 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-38FF3A
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Roman copper alloy disc brooch of 2nd century AD date The brooch is circular (with a diameter of 21.3mm and a weight of 4.4g) and is near-complete, missing the central boss. The wire pin survives on the rear, with a slight distortion (with a length of 7mm and a diameter of 0.6mm). The pin is sprung around a single, pierced lug (giving the brooch an overall depth of 6.9mm) with the chord beneath. The catch-plate remains in place at the base of the rear (with a height of 3.5mm and a length of 4.3mm). The circular brooch face has a raised rim border (1.5mm thick) with no evidence for …
Created on: Friday 31st October 2014
Last updated: Monday 13th July 2015
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