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Record ID: BERK-C3A2DC
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
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An incomplete cast copper alloy annular brooch of medieval date. The brooch frame is typologically annular however the six sides are incurved or concaved, so the brooch is better described as having an openwork hexagonal frame. Five sides of the brooch frame are decorated simply with two or three transverse incised lines; the sixth side has the constriction for the pin, which is now absent. The reverse side of the brooch is flat, plain and undecorated. A similar annular brooch is illustrated by Read 2001,no 811, p.110, while a number of similar brooches have been recorded with the PAS
Created on: Tuesday 22nd August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd August 2017
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Record ID: LANCUM-BF512B
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
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An incomplete cast copper-alloy plate brooch dating to the Roman period, c. 150-250 AD. It is oval in plan and broadly plano-convex in section, with a flat underside demonstrating a broken looped pin mechanism and catchplate. The upper face has been ornately decorated, demonstrating an outer recessed field with stamped circular motifs inside two linear ropework designs, which serve to enclose the former. This has been gilded, the majority of which survives intact. The inner of these encircles a central oval cell with projecting rim, which originally would have contained a glass insert,…
Created on: Tuesday 22nd August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd August 2017
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Record ID: LANCUM-BF442A
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
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An incomplete copper-alloy 'T' shaped probable headstud brooch of Roman date, c.AD 75 -200. The head of the brooch comprises D-sectioned wings with a hinge mechanism to the reverse. The spring and pin are missing. The outer edge of each wings is decorated with a central raised ridge with two crescent shaped cells on each wing containing blue enamel and at each end of the wings is one transverse groove. A round sectioned bow extends centrally from the wings curving and tapering to a worn break. A ring and dot style headstud decoration is present at the apex of the bow with a circular d…
Created on: Tuesday 22nd August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd August 2017
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Record ID: NMS-B0530A
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
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Incomplete Roman copper alloy Colchester derivative brooch of Mackreth's (2011) Type CD RH type 4k or 5k dating to the period c. AD 43 - 65. The tips of the wings, the pin mechanism and the catchplate are missing. The head exhibits C-shaped wings with the broken stub of a rearhook positioned in the centre. On the inside of the wings are traces of solder. The bow arches back from the head and terminates in a rounded foot. The remains of the catchplate project from the reverse of the foot. See: Mackreth, D.F, 2011, Vol. I, p. 66 - 67 & Vol.II, p. 44, no. 13864 &1010.
Created on: Monday 21st August 2017
Last updated: Monday 21st August 2017
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Record ID: NMS-B02180
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
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Incomplete Roman copper alloy Colchester derivative bow brooch, probably of Mackreth's (2011) Type CD Ha dating to the period c. AD 43 - 100. The head, wings and pin are missing. The bow commences in an old break and tapers to the foot. It exhibits a central longitudinal ridge engraved with a zig zag. The catchplate projects from the reverse of the foot and terminates in a rolled pin rest. It exhibits two drilled holes. Similar to examples illustrated by Mackreth, D. F, 2011, Vol. II, p. 34, nos. 1127, 1118 & 1062.
Created on: Monday 21st August 2017
Last updated: Monday 21st August 2017
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Record ID: ESS-B01842
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hertfordshire
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Incomplete cast copper-alloy circular plate brooch​ of early Roman date (c. AD 43 to 60). The brooch consists of a flat circular central portion with a border and two sinuous stylised dolphins on either side. The disc is recessed for enamel though none survives. The dolphins are joined to the brooch on their underside, facing downwards, with their tails curving up and away from the disc before curving back down on themselves and re-attaching to the disk higher up. The surface patina is dark green and dark brown in places with some evidence of tinning or silvering on the disc border…
Created on: Monday 21st August 2017
Last updated: Monday 21st August 2017
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Record ID: NMS-AFB33E
Object type: PIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Medieval copper alloy pin from a brooch or buckle dating to the period c. AD 1300 - 1500. The attachment end consists of a penannular loop. There is a transverse ridge on the upper surface of the pin adjacent to the loop. The pin has a rectangular cross-section and tapers wedge-like in thickness to a broad point. All surfaces are covered in file marks. Similar pins are shown in Egan and Pritchard; Dress Accessories 1150-1450; p115; and date to c. AD1300-1500.
Created on: Monday 21st August 2017
Last updated: Monday 21st August 2017
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Record ID: WREX-AD1CB6
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Denbighshire
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An incomplete cast copper alloy brooch of Roman date (AD75-120).The brooch appears to have been cleaned and most of the original surface patina has been lost.The wings are semi-cylindrical. The pin and catch plate are missing.The axial bar appears to be in place but has corroded. Length: 48.9mm; width: 28.45mm; thickness of the bow: 9.26; weight: 36.9g
Created on: Monday 21st August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cwm', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-AC16E8
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
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A near complete cast early Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon, c. 450-550) gilt copper-alloy button brooch probably of Suzuki's class B. Description: The brooch comprises a circular base with angled walls (turning outwards) surrounding it creating a 'saucer' shape. The face of the brooch is decorated in relief with a helmeted face within 3 concentric raised ribs. The helmet is formed by a horizontal line with a line at right angles at its centre dividing the apex of the face in two. Below are large bushy eyebrows and prominent nose formed by a T-shaped ridge with a wavy top bar with flicked …
Created on: Monday 21st August 2017
Last updated: Monday 21st August 2017
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Record ID: NARC-AB440B
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northamptonshire
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An incomplete copper-alloy dolphin type brooch of Roman date (AD 75 - 175). The object consists of small rectangular wings with projecting spur behind, which would have formed a loop to attach a wire pin to, and an intact curved sub-circular sectioned bow. The bow tapers into a pointed foot. From the back of the foot a partially retained, integral sub-triangular, recurved foot projects. The wire pin is missing. The metal is a light brown in colour with a pitted patina. Length: 25.41mm, Width: 12.60mm, Thickness: 5.65mm, Weight: 2.1g. Hattatt, P 299, No 361.
Created on: Monday 21st August 2017
Last updated: Monday 21st August 2017
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Record ID: NARC-AB30D1
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northamptonshire
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An incomplete copper alloy Hod Hill brooch (AD 43-70). The object is composed of tubular wings rolled forward to receive an axis bar with a central slot for the pin. The bow is composed of a slightly tapering rectangular strip. The lower portion of the decoration terminates in a rounded foot. As small portion of the catch plate is retained on the back of the foot. The axis bar, pin and partial catchplate are all missing. The metal is a mid-green in colour with a slightly pitted patina. Length: 41.22mm, Width: 8.18mm, Thickness: 4.50mm, Weight: 1.6g. Hattatt, P 320, No 1500.
Created on: Monday 21st August 2017
Last updated: Monday 21st August 2017
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Record ID: NARC-AB035E
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northamptonshire
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An incomplete copper-alloy Colchester Type one piece Brooch of Roman date (AD 25-60). The object is a Colchester derivative, rear hook type brooch. The wings are small and rectangular, between which is a recurved rectangular hook to help secure the spring and pin arrangement. The spring is retained at the back of the wings and is composed of a circular sectioned wire, coiled six times and secured through the rear hook. The spring is partially retained and projects as a continuation from the spring. The brooch has a tapering sub-rectangular sectioned body arched bow and retains a large …
Created on: Monday 21st August 2017
Last updated: Monday 21st August 2017
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Record ID: NLM-A9E354
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy brooch. Colchester derivative brooch, Mackreth type CD RH 2.c. Semi-circular wings bear deep grooved vertical decoration and are stained by ?rust from a separate spring [now lost], A rearward pointing hook rises from the crest of the bow and would have appeared to grasp the spring. The bow is D-sectioned and clasps the wings, with a probable longitudinal ridge; its sides are decorated by a series of deep diagonal slashes added by hand. The rearhook brooches are thought to be a product of the Iceni tribe up to the Boudiccan revolt of AD61, and thereafter mark a diaspora of …
Created on: Monday 21st August 2017
Last updated: Monday 21st August 2017
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Record ID: WAW-9F4B14
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Worcestershire
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Roman (AD c. 75 to 175) trumpet brooch: The bow head, in plan, is sub-oval with abraded and perhaps incomplete edges and is undecorated. The reverse of the bow head has two perforated vertical lugs which supports an iron axis bar. The iron spring is coiled around the axis bar, but due to corrosion it is not certain how many times it is coiled. The pin is missing. The bow protrudes from the bow head and is a pointed-oval in section. In profile the bow is curvaceous. The lower terminal is broken, but not recently. The break narrows in depth and has a fragment of the catchplate visible.…
Created on: Sunday 20th August 2017
Last updated: Monday 21st August 2017
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Record ID: ESS-6FDFE3
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
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An incomplete cast copper-alloy Roman dolphin type brooch dating from c. AD 75 - 175. The item consists of an intact bow and catchplate, partial wings and much of the head. Along the bow there is a central raised ridge which extends along the top of the head. The inside of the wings are hollow and there is a hole in the central plate in the centre of the wings which would have held the spring pin. ​Dimensions: weight: 4.23g, width: 16.7mm, length: 36.6mm
Created on: Friday 18th August 2017
Last updated: Friday 18th August 2017
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Record ID: ESS-6FD079
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
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An incomplete cast copper-alloy Roman dolphin type brooch dating from c. AD 75 - 175. The item is missing large portions and all that remains is the head, wings and a small part of the bow. Along the bow there is a central raised ridge which extends along the top of the head. The inside of the wings are hollow and there is a partial hole in the plate in the centre of the wings which would have held the spring pin. ​Dimensions: weight: 2.46g, width: 18.8mm, length: 19.2mm
Created on: Friday 18th August 2017
Last updated: Friday 18th August 2017
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Record ID: WAW-602D36
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
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Early Medieval (later 5th and 6th centuries) great square-headed brooch of Hines's Group XII (Hines 1997): Only a fragment of the headplate remains, and there are indications the fragment was re-used as a mount. The cast copper alloy headplate is decorated on the outer face, which has probably been chip carved and is composed of a number of borders. The headplate's inner panel is decorated with a rectangular motif composed of central four concentric rectangular outlines. The outer outline is thickened. Surrounding the thickened rectangular border is a frame of triple-strands and a l…
Created on: Thursday 17th August 2017
Last updated: Friday 18th August 2017
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Record ID: NMS-5A16B2
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
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Incomplete Colchester-derivative brooch of Mackreth's (2011) Type CD H dating to the period c. AD 90 - 150. The pin, lower bow, foot and catchplate are missing. The wings are cylindrical, with a seam across the back and a central slot for the missing hinged pin. The corroded remains of the iron axis bar are visible within. One wing is incomplete due to old damage. The bow arches back from the head and tapers to a heavily worn break. There are faint traces of longitudinal engraved decoration running down the centre of the bow.
Created on: Thursday 17th August 2017
Last updated: Thursday 17th August 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-5769D6
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Blaenau Gwent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Annular silver stirrup brooch. The external face is decorated for half its circumference with engraved transverse grooves inlaid with niello. There is no restriction in the frame for the pin which has a short stirrup at the junction of shaft and wrap around head. The stirrup is decorated with transverse grooves, and the facets of the shaft, which has a diamond cross-section, are engraved with diagonal grooves to create a herring-bone pattern from the front. The backs of the frame and pin are plain. External diameter 24.2mm; inner diameter 20.01mm; maximum frame thickness 1.9mm; weigh…
Created on: Thursday 17th August 2017
Last updated: Thursday 17th August 2017
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Record ID: LEIC-4A3C98
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Catchplate and lower part of bow from a Roman bow brooch. The object is in fair condition, is 33mm long, 6mm wide, 14mm thick and weighs 6.51g.
Created on: Wednesday 16th August 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 16th August 2017
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