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Record ID: NARC-3E0FCA
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northamptonshire
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An incomplete copper alloy Brooch of Roman date (AD 80-240). The object is a Polden Mill type and is composed of semi-cylindrical wings with outer raised collared ended which are perforated to accommodate a retained axis pin, a coiled wire spring is retained within the concave back of the wings. The pin is coiled 8 times and affixed via a back facing perforated hook. The bowhead is hump-like in profile and is decorated with a double vertical ridge which continues down the bow. Either side of the ridge there is a column of high-relief lentoids which together form disconnected crosses. T…
Created on: Friday 15th December 2017
Last updated: Friday 15th December 2017
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Record ID: NARC-3BEFA3
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
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A fragment of a Small Long Brooch of Early Medieval date (AD 500-600). The object is composed of a small square plate, with notches removed from the lower corners. The plate is decorated on the upper face with an incised, double linear border, with an outer row of repeating transverse notches. On the reverse of the brooch there is a vertical integral lug with a central circular perforation. Protruding from the lower edge of the headplate is an integral bow, which is convex on the outer face, concave on the reverse and D shaped in section. The bow has moulding on the upper and lower…
Created on: Friday 15th December 2017
Last updated: Friday 15th December 2017
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Record ID: NARC-3BDBA5
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
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A fragment of a copper alloy Dolphin/Polden Mill Brooch of Roman date (AD 43-150). The object is probably a fragment from a spring type dolphin brooch. The object is composed of semi-cylindrical incomplete wings. The spring and pin are missing. The bowhead is hump-like in profile and is undecorated. There are mouldings on the side of the bow head. The bow is oval in section and tapers to a blunt broken terminal. Part of the bow, foot and catchplate are missing. The metal is a mid-green in colour with areas of corrosion. Length: 23.05mm, Width: 17.12mm, Thickness: 9.84mm, Weight: 4.8g.
Created on: Friday 15th December 2017
Last updated: Friday 15th December 2017
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Record ID: LVPL-2B564C
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
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An incomplete copper alloy Roman headstud brooch (AD c. 75 - c. 200). The head of the brooch consists of two rectangular wings, decorated with two lozenges (one above the other) on each wing. The bow tapers in width tapering in an ancient break above the foot, and has a circular, ring-and-dot 'headstud' moulding at the apex of the bow. The recess between the central dot and the ring may have once held enamel. The bow of the brooch is decorated with a series of central lozenge shaped cells. The first lozenge shaped cell below the headstud holds the remains of blue enamel. There is no v…
Created on: Thursday 14th December 2017
Last updated: Friday 15th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wood Enderby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-2ACD8B
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
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Incomplete Roman copper alloy Colchester derivative rearhook brooch of Mackreth's (2011) CD RH Type 4.c dating to the period c. AD 43 - 65. The pin, part of the foot and part of the catchplate are missing. The wings are C-shaped, each with a single moulding at the tip and a diagonal engraved line. Within the wings are traces of solder which would have held the missing spring mechanism in place. Projecting from the top of the head is the stub of the rearhook. The bow tapers from the head and terminates in an old break. It exhibits a central sunken ridge. Projecting from the reverse of t…
Created on: Thursday 14th December 2017
Last updated: Thursday 14th December 2017
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Record ID: SOM-298227
Object type: BROOCH PIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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A Roman copper alloy brooch pin, probably dating to AD 43-200 but potentially later. The pin is complete, with a sub-circular sectioned shaft terminating in a point at one end and a sub-triangular lobe at the other. The lobe has a central circular perforation and a small sub-rectangular spur projecting continuous with its lower edge. Clear seams are present on both the shaft and around the lobe, where both appear to have been at least partially beaten into shape. Dimensions: length 42.7mm; diameter of shaft 2.9mm; width 13.2mm; weight 1.84g Similar brooch pins can be seen recorded on…
Created on: Thursday 14th December 2017
Last updated: Thursday 14th December 2017
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Record ID: LIN-287352
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
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A complete copper alloy Headstud brooch dating to the Roman period (c. AD 75-200). The head of the brooch has wings and an integral chain attachment loop projecting from the top. The wings are sub-tubular, accommodating the axis bar for the pin. At the front of the wings there are vertical ridges and grooves. The bow projects outwards to form an arch. At its apex is the circular 'headstud' motif consisting of a raised circle with enamelled quarters. The bow then curves and tapers down to the foot, which is a collared and rounded knop with a flat base. Along the line of the bow below th…
Created on: Thursday 14th December 2017
Last updated: Thursday 14th December 2017
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Record ID: LIN-27E3EF
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
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An incomplete copper alloy Aucissa bow brooch dating to the Roman period (AD 43-70). The majority of the brooch survives, the pin and its cylindrical container are missing. The rolled-forward cylindrical wings and the rectangular head are complete. On the rectangular head is a bead row motif between raised line borders, below this is another raised line and below this is the inscription 'AVCISS[A]' in relief. From the head the bow is strongly arched in side profile, curving steeply downwards and then curving back to the foot, which terminates with a rounded and collared knop. At the fr…
Created on: Thursday 14th December 2017
Last updated: Thursday 14th December 2017
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Record ID: LIN-26F12E
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
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An incomplete copper alloy continental plate brooch dating to the Roman period (c. AD 80-250). The brooch is lozenge shaped, with a circular knop extending from each corner. Each knop has a ring and dot motif in the centre. Within the centre of the main lozenge shape are five slightly raised annulets arranged with one in each corner and one in the centre. These annulets and the space around them appear to have been filled with blue enamel. On the reverse of the brooch is a double lug pin fitting, which still holds the remains of the pin, and at the other end is the remains of a small s…
Created on: Thursday 14th December 2017
Last updated: Thursday 14th December 2017
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Record ID: LIN-2692CC
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
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An incomplete copper alloy dolphin-style brooch dating to the Roman period (c. AD 50-150). The remains of the brooh consist of the head with partial pin and part of the bow. The T-shaped wings have three longitudinal ridges at either end. The head is slightly crescent shaped in profile to allow for the coil of the spring of the pin to sit. The spring of the pin is attached to the head via two integral attachment loops at the reverse of the head. The bow extends from the centre of the head curving up and then down towards what would have been the foot. There is a central ridge running a…
Created on: Thursday 14th December 2017
Last updated: Thursday 14th December 2017
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Record ID: LIN-264397
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
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An incomplete copper alloy Rosette-style brooch dating to the Late Iron Age to Roman period (c. AD 20-100). The brooch consists of two short tubular wings with the remains of a hinged pin in the recess. In the middle of the head at the top is a U-shaped projection. The bow then tapers and curves up from the head and at the apex of the curve widens into a rounded plate with a central hole and two concentric circles around this. The east and west points of the circle taper outwards slightly to flattened ends. The bow then curves downwards tapering from the circular plate to form a slight…
Created on: Thursday 14th December 2017
Last updated: Thursday 14th December 2017
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Record ID: SOM-2638B9
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wiltshire
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An incomplete Roman copper alloy brooch, probably a trumpet or trumpet derivative brooch, dating to c. AD 75-150. The surviving fragment comprises of the bow, missing its head and the terminal of the foot. At the upper break the bow is sub-triangular in cross-section, 4.7mm wide by 4.2mm thick, expanding into a pronounced, flanged triple-stranded transverse cross-moulding 13.5mm wide, 5.5mm high and 6.4mm thick. This is flanked by narrowed 'waisted' sections and double-stranded transverse collars. The survivign section of the lower bow is rectangular, 11.3mm wide and 3.3mm thick, flat …
Created on: Thursday 14th December 2017
Last updated: Thursday 14th December 2017
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Record ID: LIN-254CBF
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
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An incomplete copper alloy Colchester derivative (dolphin) hinged brooch, dating to the Roman period (c. AD 43-100). The brooch is almost complete except for an apparent projection from the top of the wings, which is now missing. The pin has also become detached from the brooch though is present. The wings are slightly concave at either end, with the pin's hinge set in the middle. The bow rises to a steep curve from the head before curving downwards and tapering to a collar and a rounded knop at the foot. The bow is D-shaped in cross-section with an incised line down the middle running…
Created on: Thursday 14th December 2017
Last updated: Thursday 14th December 2017
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Record ID: SF-14BCE0
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
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An incomplete and heavily corroded cast copper-alloy headstud type bow brooch dating to the Roman period, c. 75-175 AD. It demonstrates a flat-winged head with a rectangular slot at its midpoint (on its rear face) where the now missing pin and axis bar would have attached. The bow is 'D' shaped in section, demonstrating the remains of a circular projecting stud directly below the head. The bow extends downwards, curving only slightly in profile before truncating abruptly in old damage. Preserved in extremely poor condition with most of the original surface worn away, it survives to a l…
Created on: Wednesday 13th December 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 13th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bedfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-145AF8
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
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An incomplete cast copper-alloy bow brooch of Rosette type dating to the late Iron Age or early Roman period, c. 25-60 AD. It demonstrates a semi-circular sectioned stubby-winged head with the remains of the iron pin suspension mechanism still concreted to its reverse face. The bow is 'D' shaped in section and curves extremely tightly in profile, integrally cast at its base with the remains of a circular or triangular rosette of which only a small portion survives. The foot of the brooch would originally have been fantail-shaped, though this is now missing along with the pin mechanism …
Created on: Wednesday 13th December 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 13th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bedfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-FF437A
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
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Fragment of a large Roman copper alloy Colchester Derivative Hinged brooch, a tubular wing containing part of an iron axis bar and decorated with moulded bead and reel. The break coincides with the edge of the slot in which the pin was hinged. Length 23.5mm. Diameter 8mm. c.55 - c.80 AD.
Created on: Tuesday 12th December 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 12th December 2017
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Record ID: NMS-FE8C45
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
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Incomplete Roman copper alloy headstud brooch dating to the period c. AD 75 - 200. The pin, most of the bow, the foot and the catchplate are missing. The head exhibits incomplete, squared wings, each of which exhibits a cylidrical tube to house the missing axis bar. A central slot would have enabled the missing pin to rotate. Each wing exhibits moulded stepped decoration. Projecting from the centre of the head are two stubs, the remains of the integrally cast head loop. The bow projects horizontally from the bow and then bends sharply, terminating in an old break. Just above the break …
Created on: Tuesday 12th December 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 12th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'South Norfolk', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-FBB61B
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Darlington
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A fragment of a copper-alloy object, possibly a Nauheim derivative brooch. The fragment is rectangular in plan and section with tapering terminals which are slightly bent. The fragment measures 35mm in length, 6mm in width and 1mm in thickness.
Created on: Tuesday 12th December 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 12th December 2017
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Record ID: NMS-D7E8BC
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
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Incomplete Roman copper alloy Colchester Derivative Rearhook brooch in rather abraded condition, with the spring, the pin, much of the rearhook, the outer ends of the wings, the lower part of the bow and all of the catchplate missing. There are slight indications of moulded decoration on the wings and of longitudinal grooves on the D-sectioned bow. Extant length 28.8mm. Width at top of bow 10mm. c.43 - c.65 AD.
Created on: Sunday 10th December 2017
Last updated: Sunday 10th December 2017
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Record ID: NMS-D38C0B
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Norfolk
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Incomplete and abraded Late Iron Age to Early Roman copper alloy Langton Down brooch with the pin, most of the spring. parts of the spring housing, the lower end of the bow and all of the catchplate missing. Mackreth 2011 LD 2.b2. Wingspan 22mm. Extant length 26.5mm. c.25 - c.60 AD.
Created on: Sunday 10th December 2017
Last updated: Sunday 10th December 2017
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