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Record ID: WMID-499684
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy brooch of Colchester derivative Polden Hill (Mackreth Group 4, flat wing ends type, West Midlands), Mackreth 2011, 4.h, pg.73, Plate 47 of Roman date (AD 80 to AD 120). Approximately 25% of the brooch is present, consisting of the head and partial bow. the rest of the brooch is missing, presumed lost in antiquity. In plan, the brooch is almost T-shaped, and D-shaped in cross section. The bow head is hump-like, and angular (comma shaped) in profile, with originally cylindral wings projecting from either side at the top, both now absent. The front of the bow …
Created on: Monday 16th October 2017
Last updated: Monday 16th October 2017
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Record ID: PUBLIC-39E0BE
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Part of a Roman copper alloy bow brooch, consisting of the bow and most of the pierced catchplate. The object is in fair condition,and measures 48.6mm long, 6.2mm wide,3.4mm thick and weighs 7.4g. The bow is narrow and does not taper wihtin the surviving part; the top is bent. The front has a raised central rib 1.6m wide from top to bottom. The catchplate on the reverse has three circular perforations, measuring 2.6m,2.2m and1.6m in diameters. Looking directly at the reverse, the catchplate is curled to the observer's left. The outer corner of the catchplate is missing and all breaks a…
Created on: Sunday 15th October 2017
Last updated: Monday 16th October 2017
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Record ID: IOW-0C4D9D
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete corroded and pitted Medieval copper-alloy annular buckle pin or possibly a brooch pin (c. 1350-c. 1400). The loop is incomplete. The tapering shaft is sub-oval in cross-section and the loop is similar in cross-section. On the upper face, between the shaft and loop, there are three parallel transverse ridges as decoration. This pin is corroded and matt greyish green. Length: 44.0mm; width: 3.6mm; thickness: 6.9mm. Weight: 3.12g. A similar buckle pin from archaeological excavations in London has been dated c. 1350-1400 (Egan and Pritchard 1991: 116, fig. 75, ref: 547).…
Created on: Friday 13th October 2017
Last updated: Monday 16th October 2017
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Record ID: NMS-0C060C
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
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Foot of bow and incomplete catchplate of a Roman copper alloy Colchester Derivative brooch. The front of the narrow bow is slightly convex. The catchplate is apparently solid, and the presence of a pin groove suggests a Harlow. Extant length 21mm. Width 3.3mm. c.43 - c.75 AD.
Created on: Friday 13th October 2017
Last updated: Friday 13th October 2017
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Record ID: NMS-F79139
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete small Roman tinned copper alloy Colchester Derivative Rear Hook brooch (Mackreth, 2011, type CD RH). C-sectioned wings with oblique and vertical groove and traces of solder on reverse, broken rear hook at end of median rib on the D-sectioned bow. Spring and pin missing, broklen catchplate . Wingspan 16mm. Length 24.5mm. AD 43 - 60.
Created on: Thursday 12th October 2017
Last updated: Thursday 12th October 2017
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Record ID: NMS-F58E9C
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a Roman copper alloy Trumpet brooch, upper part missing. Ancient break at top of leg , below this enamelled decoration comprises a median row of of lozenges between two rows of triangles, enamel decayed or missing. There is a circular footknob. Extant length 26mm. c.75 - c.175.
Created on: Thursday 12th October 2017
Last updated: Thursday 12th October 2017
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Record ID: KENT-F3F1EB
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy Roman Colchester-derivative brooch of double-pierced lug type, dating 43-100 AD. Description: The humped bow has a raised ridge running along its' centre and an undeccorated flat underside. The brooch foot and catachplate is missing entirely, this part of the brooch having broken off in antiquity as the break is patinated and worn.The wings are shallow crescents in cross section and holds the intact spring for the now mostly missing pin which remains only as a rear facing stub out the back of the spring. The axis bar remains in situ through the lug and is s…
Created on: Thursday 12th October 2017
Last updated: Thursday 12th October 2017
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Record ID: CORN-F3723A
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy Roman disc brooch, circular in plan and flat in profile, with a plain edge. The brooch is decorated with four areas of lentoid openwork defining a cruciform shape with a punched ring and annulet in the centre and on each expanded arm. The rectangular hinge and catchplate survive on the back of the brooch, but the pin is missing. Hattatt (2000) illustrates a flat disc brooch with a cruciform shape alternating with lentoid shapes around a central circle or hub, which he classifies as a Wheel brooch, on page 347, fig.206, no.1137, which is dated from the 2nd century AD.
Created on: Thursday 12th October 2017
Last updated: Sunday 15th October 2017
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Record ID: CORN-F3665F
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy Roman T-shaped hinged brooch with an enamelled stud on the bow. The stud consists of two circular cells, one within the other, with the central cell still retaining the darker remains of some red enamel and the outer cell retaining some fragments of brighter red enamel. The wings are damaged at each end, revealing the copper alloy spindle within, but the pin and hinge that wound around the spindle, in the aperture between the wings on the back of the brooch, are both missing. There are four incised triangles on the head, two on either side of a central band of chevro…
Created on: Thursday 12th October 2017
Last updated: Sunday 15th October 2017
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Record ID: GLO-E3D392
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy brooch of Colchester derivative, Polden Hill type. This has rearward facing lugs on either end of the wings that would have held the spring axis bar but this is now missing, as one wing is truncated. A rearwards facing loop at the top of the head would have held the external cord of the spring. Small shoulders flank the head while two parallel lines emanate from the loop and join at the apex of the bow to for a triangular panel at the top of the head. The rest of the bow is undecorated. The foot is missing but the remains of an open catch plate on the reverse is still visible.
Created on: Wednesday 11th October 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 11th October 2017
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Record ID: GLO-E3AAD2
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
~~Copper alloy Aesica brooch that has rearward facing lugs on either end of the wings that would have held the spring and pin. A rearwards facing hook would have held the external cord of the spring. The brooch is made from a long flat plate that has a large integrally cast loop at the top that forms the head. Where the base of the loop meets the plate, the sides are projected outwards forming triangular projections with knop terminals. The sides of the loop also expand outwards to form projecting triangles with a knop terminal. The leg of the brooch has been formed into a triangular …
Created on: Wednesday 11th October 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 11th October 2017
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Record ID: GLO-E30826
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
~~Copper alloy sub-octagonal or cross shaped annular brooch. The frame is formed from four straight bars interspersed with four concave bars, each curved bar has an inwards facing point at its apex. One face of the straight sided bars is recessed, a pin would have been mounted on one of these bars but this is now missing.
Created on: Wednesday 11th October 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 11th October 2017
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Record ID: GLO-E24476
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
~~Copper alloy Colchester two piece brooch. This has a double pieced lug on the rear of the head for the spring and external cord, the lower lug is trunacted resulting in the loss of the spring. The wings are corroded and truncated but decoration in the form of a number of vertical bands is still visible on the front. The bow also appears to also have been decorated with vertical lines but is now heavily corroded which has obscured most of the detail. The lower part of the bow is truncated resulting in the loss of the catchplate. This item has a white metal coating
Created on: Wednesday 11th October 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 11th October 2017
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Record ID: DOR-CD5FD6
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy annular brooch with constriction for the pin and two knops, one a canted collett containing white material, the other an elongated oval in form with a central groove and incised transverse lines, perhaps intended to represent a feather or a leaf. The frame is D-shaped in cross section. The pin is missing. The collett may have held a glass or other stone (the white material is possible a remnant of a paste used to secure it).Date: Medieval -c.1270 - 1350Dimensions: 30.47mm x 18.41mm x 2.10mmWeight: 2.42g See Egan, G & Pritchard, F 1991 Dress Accessories …
Created on: Tuesday 10th October 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 11th October 2017
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Record ID: LVPL-CD59AC
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy fragment of a Roman brooch of unknown type. Only the lower leg and catchplate of the brooch survives. The leg is slightly curved in profile. In the centre of the leg is a vertical raised band. The catchplate is almost complete. The object has a mid-green patina. Dimensions: 19mm in lenght, 5mm in width, 10mm thick (including catch plate), 2.3g
Created on: Tuesday 10th October 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 11th October 2017
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Record ID: NMS-CD103A
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Worn, corroded and incomplete copper alloy Roman Colchester Derivative Rearhook brooch. The rearhook, spring, pin and catchplate are all missing. The wings are damged. The bow has traces of incised vertical lines, the lower part is damaged, foot missing. Extant length and width 25 x 28mm. c. AD 43-60.
Created on: Tuesday 10th October 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 10th October 2017
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Record ID: NMS-CCC294
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete copper alloy Roman Colchester Derivative Rearhook brooch. The rearhook, spring, pin and catchplate are all missing. The wings are damaged. The bow has a median and flanking rib, the lower part damged and missing. Extant length and width 20 x 16mm. c. AD 43-60.
Created on: Tuesday 10th October 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 10th October 2017
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Record ID: NMS-CA6F03
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete Roman copper alloy Colchester derivative Harlow brooch Mackreth'sType CD Ha 2. The sprung pin mechanism, the lower bow, foot and catchplate are missing. Broken C-shaped wings, projecting from the centre of the reverse of the head is a plate broken across two perforations, the lower for the axis bar, the upper for the chord. The plate is carried over the top of the head and flattens out into the bow in imitation of a rearhook and forms a tapering rib at the upper end of the bow, between flanking concavities. Old break at lower end. Extant length 26mm. Extant width 16mm. c. A…
Created on: Tuesday 10th October 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 10th October 2017
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Record ID: LVPL-C9A3D7
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy Colchester, rear hook type brooch dated to the Roman period c.AD 25-60. This brooch has a slim body arched bow which arches out from the head and down towards the foot which is complete but which has been bent to one side. The pin is missing however the spring remains attached to the forward facing hook. The spring has been coiled 8 times around the axis bar. The catchplate is narrow and incomplete. Dimensions: 60mm in length, 22mm in width, 5mm thick, 11.8g Similar examples which can be found on the PAS database include KENT-1B4B73 and IOW-A79048.
Created on: Tuesday 10th October 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 10th October 2017
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Record ID: NMS-C8AB5F
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete Roman copper alloy Crossbow brooch, two joining fragments at fresh break. Collared conical top and double-collared side knobs. Broken along slot for the missing pin, one wing missing. Triangular-sectioned bow with flat notched panel at lower end before the springing of the elaborately notched rectangular sectioned foot. Enclosed tubular catch-plate with vertical slot, contains the corroded remains of the iron pin. Wingspan (estimated) c.35mm. Length 63mm. Mackreth 2011 Type 2.b. Plate 136. 3rd - 4th century.
Created on: Tuesday 10th October 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 10th October 2017
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