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Record ID: NMGW3205
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Monmouthshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper alloy, Langton Down type brooch. Flat bow of a small curvature expanding towards the missing foot. The bow is decorated with fluted reeding which runs along its entire length and terminates at the moulded transverse rib located at the bow's junction with the spring-cover. The catch plate is deformed and partly missing but contained a single perforation of indeterminate shape. The cylindrical spring-cover is open along a slit on the back of the brooch and at either end. Only two incomplete fragments of the brooch survive. The bow has been bent through ninety degrees, although it …
Created on: Wednesday 13th June 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW3140
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cast copper alloy Colchester brooch. The pin and half the bilateral spring (originally of eight coils) is missing. The external chord is pressed forward and secured by a forward facing hook on top of the head. The end of the chord hook is embellished with two transverse grooves. The spring is obscured by two delicately moulded wings, both of which are embellished with longitudinal ridges. The bow is narrow, of hexagonal-section, forms one continuous curve in profile and tapers towards a plain foot. The back of the bow is marked with a series of irregularly spaced, transverse grooves. T…
Created on: Thursday 3rd May 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW168
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Monmouthshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Flat bow of small curvature expanding towards the missing foot. The bow is decorated with fluted reeding, which runs along its entire length and terminates at the moulded transverse rib located at the bow’s junction with the spring-cover. The catch plate is deformed and partly missing but contained a single perforation of indeterminate shape. The cylindrical spring-cover is open along a slit on the back of the brooch and at either end. Only two incomplete fragments of the brooch survive. The bow has been bent through ninety degrees, although it is uncertain whether this occurred…
Created on: Friday 15th October 1999
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW3225
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Pembrokeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Derivative trumpet-headed brooch of the disc and trumpet type. The bilateral, six coil, spring is accommodated in a recessed hollow set in the rear of the head while the axis bar is held in place by two perforated lugs on either side of the head (type N cf. Hattatt 1982, 49). The bow is straight, with a raised disc set mid-way along its length and terminates in a pseudo-penannular loop. The brooch is incomplete: the chord, pin, part of the solid catch-plate, the lugs set either side of the mid-bow disc and the fixed chain loop surmounting the head of the brooch are missing. The surface…
Created on: Monday 25th June 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW3138
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Caerphilly
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cast copper alloy two-piece bow brooch. The chord, pin, lower half of the bow and catch-plate are missing. The brooch contains a bilateral spring held by a copper ally axis bar through a cast lug on the back of the trumpet head with the chord below and free, just pressing against the back of the head of the brooch (cf. Type G Hattat 1982, 49, table 2). The upper part of the lug does not extend above the back of the head. The decoration on the middle of the bow is not of the usual "acanthus" form, but instead consists of a wide notch. Other decoration on the brooch consists of curvilin…
Created on: Thursday 3rd May 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW3309
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Monmouthshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Bow of British derivative of the Aucissa type of brooch. The tapering bow is thin and only slightly arched. The top of the bow widens through a slight step to the head of the brooch, which is decorated with two incised eyelet motifs. The bow is decorated with a central rib embellished with a shallow groove with a series of shallow transverse notches applied to one side. The edges of the bow are also embellished with ribs which contain shallow central grooves. The lower part of the bow is missing. The hinge of the bow is curled under the head of the brooch. Surviving length of bow 31mm,…
Created on: Friday 21st September 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW3233
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Pembrokeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Romano-British, copper alloy Colchester derivative brooch of the Polden Hills type. The brooch contains a bilateral spring of ten coils whose overhead chord is held in place by a simple rearward-facing hook. A copper alloy axis bar passes through the coils of the spring and is held by pierced circular plates at the ends of the wings (cf. Type L Hattatt 1982, 49, table 2). The wings are semi-cylindrical and both accommodate and hide from view the spring mechanism. The ends of the wings are decorated with moulded "knurled" ribs set adjacent to the pierced circular plates. Flat circular …
Created on: Tuesday 26th June 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW3265
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Bridgend
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fragment of a cast copper alloy two-piece trumpet brooch. Only part of the bow and head survive; the spring, chord, pin, lower half of the bow and catch-plate are missing. The surface of the brooch is heavily corroded and much original surface detail has been lost. The reverse of the brooch's head contains a perforated lug, which would have presumably accommodated an axial bar. The upper part of the lug apparently extends above the back of the head. The decoration on the middle of the bow consists of poorly defined triple mouldings rather than a typical "acanthus" motif. No other deco…
Created on: Tuesday 3rd July 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW3303
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Monmouthshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fragment of a cast copper alloy two-piece trumpet brooch. Only part of the bow and head of the brooch survive; the spring, chord, pin, lower half of the bow and catch-plate are missing. The surface of the brooch is heavily corroded and much original surface detail has been lost. The reverse of the brooch's head contains the remains of a perforated lug, which would have presumably accommodated an axial bar. The decoration on the middle of the bow consists of poorly defined moulding rather than a typical "acanthus" motif. No other decoration on the brooch is visible. Surviving length 43m…
Created on: Friday 21st September 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW3305
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Monmouthshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fragment of a cast copper alloy two-piece head stud brooch with small fluted wings. Only the upper part of the bow and part of the hinged pin survive; the chain-loop, lower half of the bow and catch-plate are missing. The bow is decorated with a line of small recessed lozenges which presumably formed settings for enamel. The head stud is a simple raised pellet with a central boss. Surviving length 26mm. Mid first to second century in date.
Created on: Friday 21st September 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW3386
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fragment of a flat, equal-ended type of plate brooch consisting of a symmetrically arranged, lozenge-shaped plate and one moulded terminal of 'acorn' form. The lozenge-shaped plate is divided into five separate panels; that is a wide central rib, flanked on either side by a narrow strip, which is in turn flanked by a triangular panel. Presumably these five panels originally contained enamel, none of which now survives. Part of a small catch-plate remains on the reverse of the terminal. Surviving length 25.5mm, width of lozenge-shaped plate 22mm, weight 3.0grams. Probably second century…
Created on: Tuesday 6th November 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW3263
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cast copper alloy hinged T-shaped brooch of uncertain sub-type. The head of the brooch, which in profile is sharply turned down from the bow, accommodates a hinged pin and two projecting cylindrical wings. The end of one wing is missing; however, the end of the complete wing is notched. Part of a lug, which probably formed an integrally cast chain loop, projects from the top of the brooch's head. Only the upper part of the hinged pin survives. The upper half of the bow forms a petal-shaped plate embellished with three recessed panels, which presumably accommodated enamel decoration. Th…
Created on: Tuesday 3rd July 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW3266
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Bridgend
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Probably a Romano-British, copper alloy Colchester derivative brooch of the Polden Hill type with flat wing ends. The brooch contains a bilateral spring of fourteen coils. A simple rearward-facing hook on the head of the brooch presumably accommodated a now missing, overhead chord. A copper alloy axis bar passes through the coils of the spring and is held by pierced circular plates at the ends of the wings (cf. type L Hattatt 1982, 49, table 2). The wings are semi-cylindrical and both accommodate and hide from view the spring mechanism. The wings are decorated with moulded ribs set bo…
Created on: Tuesday 3rd July 2001
Last updated: Monday 29th August 2016
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Record ID: NMGW3314
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Monmouthshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Romano-British, copper alloy Colchester derivative brooch of the Polden Hills type. The brooch contains a bilateral spring of apparently six coils whose overhead chord is held in place by a simple rearward-facing hook. A copper alloy axis bar passes through the coils of the spring and is held by pierced circular plates at the ends of the wings (cf. type L Hattatt 1982, 49, table 2). The wings are semi-cylindrical and both accommodate and hide from view the spring mechanism. The pierced circular plates at the ends of the wings are larger than the wings giving them the appearance of dec…
Created on: Monday 24th September 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW3323
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Monmouthshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper alloy brooch of Pannonian Flugelfibel type. The head of the brooch expands to accommodate the missing spring and pin mechanism which was held in place by a central rearward lug the upper part of which was extended to form the chord hook. The upper part of the straight bow is embellished with a single knob set between two forward facing wings curved towards each other, the lower of which is incomplete. The end of the upper wing, which has been repaired by the finder, contains a central perforation (diameter 2-3mm), presumably to accommodate a knob or other fitting. Only the sect…
Created on: Tuesday 9th October 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW3354
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper alloy Dolphin type brooch of plain and simple form. In profile it has the typical bow shape of a Dolphin brooch with a chunky bow humped at the head and tapering towards its foot. The plain wings are distorted but the semi-circular recess on their reverse, which accommodated the spring mechanism, is still visible. Part of the rearward facing hook on the head of the brooch survives; however, most of the catchplate and the spring and pin mechanism are missing. The surface of the brooch is pitted. Probably dates to the second half of the first century AD. For parallels cf. Hattatt…
Created on: Friday 26th October 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW3387
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The upper part of a copper alloy, T-shaped bow brooch of the Lower Severn sub-type (Hull's type 109) consisting of the upper part of a tapering bow, one short and undecorated cylindrical wing, a hinged pin mechanism and the lower part of an integrally cast chain loop with a relatively small perforation. In profile the upper bow turns down at a sharp angle. The upper bow is decorated with a near rectangular panel divided into a series of moulded lozenge-shaped cells which would originally have contained enamel. Part of a crude acanthus moulding which divided the surviving part of the bo…
Created on: Tuesday 6th November 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW3302
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Monmouthshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
T-shaped brooch with tubular wings, hinged pin and flat tapering bow. The bow narrows through a marked step mid-way along its length. The bow is embellished with a central rib flanked on either side by a narrow groove set adjacent to the edge of the bow which extend only as far as the step. The ends of both wings are decorated by a incised groove which extends only around the front half of the cylindrical wing. Most of the pin, the catchplate and the lower part of the bow are missing. Surviving length 36mm, width of wings 30mm. As a type the T-shaped brooch is a rather general grouping…
Created on: Friday 21st September 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW3315
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Monmouthshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cast copper alloy undecorated, hinged, T-shaped bow brooch. The bow is narrow and narrows as it curves towards an almost point-like tip, while the wings of the brooch are unusually short. Most of the pin and part of the small catch-plate are missing. Length 47.5mm, width of the head 11mm, weight 6.5 grams. For a close parallel cf. Hattatt 1987, 104, no.906, fig.37. As a type the T-shaped bow brooch is a rather general grouping which encompasses nearly forty sub-types, several of which are demonstrably localised in their distribution. T-shaped brooches remained in vogue from the mid fir…
Created on: Monday 24th September 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW3318
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Romano-British copper alloy hinged trumpet brooch with an integrally cast fixed chain-loop and dummy. The bow is embellished with an acanthus moulding which does not extend around the back of the bow. Moulded transverse knurled ribs are set above and below the acanthus. The bow is also decorated with a narrow longitudinal knurled rib which extends from the dummy clip to the moulded rib above the acanthus and then from the moulded rib below the acanthus to the foot knob. The foot knob consists of two separate knurled mouldings. The head is decorated by a knurled border and the du…
Created on: Tuesday 2nd October 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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