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Record ID: NMGW-DF5581
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fragment from the head of a bow brooch, of Wroxeter type. The top of the bow is slender with two longitudinal ribs, dividing the bow into three cells each containing the characteristic alternating enamel design. The (now) orange enamel survives relatively well, but there is poor survival of the corresponding enamel, traces suggest a (now) dark red colour. The remnant of a plate begins at the trumpet-like head, but has broken before the perforation. The brooch employed a spring mechanism, which survives and has been discoloured by the corrosion of the iron axis bar. The catch plate and…
Created on: Wednesday 4th June 2003
Last updated: Friday 25th October 2013
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Record ID: NMGW-2E5181
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Monmouthshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Roman copper alloy bow brooch fragment of Colchester derivative, Polden Hill type (Mackreth 2011, Part 3, Group 1.d). The brooch is represented by one of the wings and the head only and has a surviving height of 23.4mm. The brooch employed a spring mechanism, probably secured by a Polden Hill arrangement. The wings have a surviving width of 24.2mm with an approximate original width of 34mm, the wings may have had moulded decoration. The head has a 'dolphin' profile and the bow was of oval section. No decoration is now evident on the bow. The brooch fragment weighs 5.3g.
Created on: Monday 28th February 2005
Last updated: Wednesday 13th September 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-2EC181
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Roman copper alloy bow brooch fragment of Colchester derivative, Polden Hill (Mackreth Part 3, Group 4.a-b, flat wing ends type)Polden Hill Type, dating to the late 1st-mid. 2nd century AD. The brooch is represented by one of the wings and the head only and has a surviving height of 24.5mm. The brooch employed a spring mechanism, secured by a Polden Hill claw type arrangement. The wings have a surviving width of 20.2mm with an approximate original width of 22mm. The head has a 'dolphin' profile and the bow was of D-shaped section. No decoration is now evident on the bow or wings. The …
Created on: Monday 28th February 2005
Last updated: Monday 10th July 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-DA5116
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cardiff
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Roman copper alloy bow brooch of Colchester derivative, Polden Hill type (Mackreth 2011, Part 3, Group 2.b2, sprung pin, flat wing ends type) and of 1st century AD date. The brooch is incomplete, missing the spring and leg, with a surviving length of 26.38mm and weighs 9.1g. The spring was secured with a Polden Hill type arrangement and the chord was tensioned by a lug on the head. The wings have a width of 28.82mm. The fronts of the wings were decorated with mouldings, which are now largely eroded. The bow has a width at the head of 8.72mm and has a curved moulding against the head. …
Created on: Wednesday 29th November 2006
Last updated: Friday 15th September 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-DA5BD7
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cardiff
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Roman copper alloy bow brooch of uncertain type. The brooch is fragmentary and is represented by the head and upper bow only, with a surviving length of 17.12mm and weighs 3.g. The brooch employed a copper alloy spring mechanism, probably secured by a Polden Hill type arrangement. The wings are eroded and have a surviving width of 17.99mm. The bow has a width at the head of 8.07mm and is of oval section. No decoration survives on the poorly-preserved surface of the brooch which has recently been coated in a wax.
Created on: Wednesday 29th November 2006
Last updated: Friday 15th April 2016
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Record ID: NMGW-D8FB76
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy annular brooch of 13th or 14th century date The brooch is near-complete, missing the pin and settings. The frame is circular with an external diameter of 47.3mm (30.3mm internal). The brooch frame comprises a plain outer bevelled edge, leading to the central ring with eight raised collets. The collets are irregular and oval (up to 8.7mm by 6.2mm) and give the brooch a maximum thickness of 7.34mm. All but one of the collets contains a white calcium deposit. Between each collet, the frame is decorated with five rows of punched ring-and-dot decoration. There is some…
Created on: Wednesday 29th November 2006
Last updated: Monday 24th April 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-A52DB7
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 5.b4, flat wing ends type, Western Group), of late 1st to early 2nd century AD date. The brooch is comparatively light and is near-complete but is distorted (with a distorted length of 63.3mm a depth of 16.8mm and a weight of 10.0g). The brooch employed a spring mechanism around a copper alloy axis bar and secured at the ends of the wings. The chord was tensioned above the head by a lug. The wing terminals are angled slightly inwards (and the wings have a width of 19.6mm). The fronts o…
Created on: Friday 11th March 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 29th August 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-6DE616
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The brooch is complete (with a weight of 4.8g) and comprises an annular silver frame and pin. The frame is circular (with an external diameter of 24.2mm) and is of sub-circular section (with a diameter of 2.4mm - 2.7mm). One face of the brooch is decorated with three panels, arranged at regular distances around the frame (each 12mm wide) and between each panel the frame is undecorated. The decorative panels each comprise four deep transverse groove defining triangular areas. Each of the triangles is enhanced with between three and six punched circular rings, generally in a triangular …
Created on: Tuesday 24th April 2012
Last updated: Thursday 24th January 2013
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Record ID: NMGW-374301
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy lozenge plate brooch of 2nd century AD date and probably of Repoussé mounted type The plate brooch is of lozenge form, without lugs and is missing the pin and decorative panel (with a length of 38.2mm, a width of 27.2mm and a weight of 7.4g). The missing pin was hinged between twin D-shaped lugs, positioned adjacent to the apex of the rear. The catch-plate remains in place near the base of the rear (giving the brooch a depth of 8.7mm). The rear is slightly convex across its width. The front of the brooch has a raised border (1.9mm from the edge and 0.8mm high), i…
Created on: Monday 28th November 2011
Last updated: Monday 28th November 2011
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Record ID: NMGW-C38561
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Roman copper alloy brooch of Colchester derivative, Polden Hill (Mackreth Part 3, Group 4.l, flat wing ends type), dating to the 80-160 AD The brooch is near complete, missing the pin and catch only, and has a length of 53.7mm and a weight of 10.3g. The spring mechanism is still in place and was secured by a Polden Hill type arrangement, with pierced lugs at the terminals of the wings. A claw was employed to tension the chord on the head. The wings have a width of 20.5mm and have expanded circular terminals (8mm diameter), which are angled towards the rear. The sides of the bow have c…
Created on: Wednesday 20th February 2008
Last updated: Wednesday 5th July 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-532924
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Roman copper-alloy brooch of Colchester derivative, Polden Hill type (Mackreth Group 5, flat wing ends type, Western Group), c.f. Mackreth 2011, 5.b4, Plate 50, no. 1575. dating from the late 1st to late 2nd century AD. The brooch is incomplete, missing the leg (with a surviving length of 27.2mm and a weight of 15.2g). The spring is secured with a Polden Hill type arrangement with pierced lugs at the terminals of the wings and has 5-6 turns either side of the pin. A lug was employed to tension the chord on the head. The wings have a width of 29.6mm and have expended oval terminals (8…
Created on: Wednesday 27th February 2008
Last updated: Thursday 4th May 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-54B5A6
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.f, flat wing ends type), of mid 2nd-mid 3rd century AD. The brooch is incomplete and is represented by the head and upper bow only (with a surviving length of 19.4mm and a weight of 4.3g). The missing spring was secured with a Polden Hill type arrangement with terminal pierced lugs to hold the axis bar and a hook employed to tension the chord. The wings have a width of 17.1mm and have expanded terminals defined by ribs. The sides of the bow at the head have a slight curved moulding (gi…
Created on: Wednesday 27th February 2008
Last updated: Tuesday 29th August 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-F3BD46
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Powys
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Roman copper alloy bow brooch of Polden Hill type and of mid-2nd-mid-3rd century AD date The brooch is near-complete, missing the spring, foot and catch-plate, with a surviving length of 44.5mm and a weight of 12.4g. The spring mechanism was secured within a Polden Hill type arrangement and the chord was secured with a claw at the rear of the head. The wings have a width of 25.7mm and have slightly expanded oval terminals, decorated with incised marks. There is a vertical rib immediately inside the terminals. The bow has a width of 10.5mm at the head and the sides of the head are enh…
Created on: Thursday 17th January 2008
Last updated: Thursday 6th July 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-490957
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy penannular brooch of Fowler’s (1960) Type B (or ‘omega’ / Iberian type) and of sub-type B3, probably of c. mid 1st to early 2nd century AD date The brooch is fragmentary, but is complete except for the missing pin (with a width of 45mm, a height of 44mm and a weight of 14.2g). The hoop is of quadrangular section (having a width of 6.0mm and a thickness of 4.0mm) with rounded faces, faceted on the interior edge. The terminals are composed of a crescent moulding opposing the hoop with a ‘tear-shaped’ device between the crescent and hoop. The brooch is erode…
Created on: Tuesday 15th April 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW-7C8871
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy bow brooch probably of trumpet derivative type and 2nd century date The brooch is fragmentary and distorted, represented by the upper bow (with a length of 25.6mm and a weight of 2.5g). The brooch employed a spring mechanism, now missing. The spring was likely to have been secured within lateral lugs, which have also been lost (giving the wings a surviving 13.7mm). Above the head are the remnants of an integral chain loop. The top of the bow is flat (with a width of 9.8mm and a depth of 7.5mm). The bow has a hollow rear (U-shaped section, with a depth of 3.6mm and a…
Created on: Friday 26th February 2010
Last updated: Friday 28th February 2014
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Record ID: NMGW-800F94
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Gloucestershire
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 -early 2nd century AD. The brooch is incomplete, missing the spring and pin and is comparatively small (with a length of 43.5mm, a depth of 11.4mm and a weight of 7.4g). The missing spring was secured within a Polden Hill type arrangement, with side lugs to secure the axis bar and a hook at the head to tension the chord. Traces of iron corrosion within the perforated lugs suggest an iron axis bar was employed. The wings are decorated w…
Created on: Friday 26th February 2010
Last updated: Sunday 26th March 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-FF0EE5
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Powys
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early Medieval copper alloy penannular brooch of Type G and of 5th to 6th century date The brooch is incomplete, missing one terminal and the pin, and has a surviving weight of 3.0g. The brooch is slightly oval with a width of 20.7mm and a height of 18.4mm. The frame is of circular section and has a diameter of between 2.9 and 3.4mm. The terminal is cuboid (6.4mm long, 6.1mm high and 3.8mm thick) with faceted sides, now rounded through water-rolling. There is the suggestion of an incised saltire cross surviving on one face of the terminal. The surface of the brooch has been lost and t…
Created on: Thursday 8th March 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW-5D9085
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Isle of Anglesey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy gilt plate brooch of glass centre-boss type and dating to the 2nd or 3rd century AD The brooch is near-complete, missing the pin and central setting. The circular brooch has a diameter of 33.7mm and weighs 17.3g. The pin and spring were likely to have been iron and were secured around a singly pierced lug on the rear of the brooch. There is a weak rib between the lug and the narrow catch (8.1mm wide). The front of the brooch is decorated with concentric circles defined by moulded ribs. The outer ring is decorated with a repeating punched S-shaped motif. The inner ri…
Created on: Tuesday 24th July 2007
Last updated: Sunday 20th October 2013
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Record ID: NMGW-70BD13
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Late Iron Age to early Roman copper-alloy bow brooch of Langton Down Type and dating to the 1st century AD The brooch is incomplete and is represented by the head and upper bow only with a surviving length of 23.4mm and a weight of 8.3g. The brooch employed a spring mechanism secured within an open cylinder. The spring appears to be made of iron. The brooch has a width at the head of 19.8mm. The head is decorated with a rectangular panel defined by triple grooved lines at the top and on each side of the head. Inside the panel are fine incised lines radiating from an arc formed by the …
Created on: Wednesday 25th July 2007
Last updated: Monday 13th July 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-2C95E1
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Monmouthshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Roman copper alloy brooch, probably of Colchester derivative, Polden Hill (Mackreth 2011, Part 3, Group 5, flat wing ends type, Western Group). 1st or 2nd century AD date The brooch is fragmentary, represented by the head and upper bow only (with a surviving length of 18.5mm and a weight of 3.6g). The brooch employed a spring mechanism secured within end lugs and the chord was tensioned above the head with a claw, similar to Polden Hill type brooches. The wings are angled slightly to the rear (with a width of 19.0mm) and were decorated with vertical grooves. There was a V-shaped groov…
Created on: Friday 29th January 2010
Last updated: Saturday 9th September 2017
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