History: Record ID: FAKL-9C4D31 – ROMAN brooch

History: Record ID: FAKL-9C4D31 – ROMAN brooch


FAKL-9C4D31: Roman brooch, Polden Hill type

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Unique ID: FAKL-9C4D31

Object type certainty: Certain
status: Published Find published

Copper alloy Roman brooch of Polden Hill type, first century AD, bow decorated with four longitudinal ribs, each marked with finely incised, oblique lines.These are flanked by narrow webs which run down each side of the brooch. The underside of the wings on the brooch’s head is hollow to accomodate the coiled spring, now missing. At each end of the wings is a circular plate with a central hole to accomodate the axial pin that secured the sping. The edges of these plates extend beyond the ends of the wings and are decorated with transverse incised lines. On the end of the head of the brooch is a hook with would have stablised the spring. The pin and catch plate are missing. Length 46.8mm, Width 25.3mm, Height 20.1mm, Mass 11.76g.

Polden Hill

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN

Subperiod from: Early

Period from: ROMAN

Subperiod to: Early

Period to: ROMAN

Date from: Circa AD 50

Date to: Circa AD 100

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1

Length: 46.8 mm

Height: 20.1 mm

Width: 25.3 mm

Weight: 11.76 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery:
Sunday 12th August 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Dr Kevin Leahy

Identified by: Dr Kevin Leahy

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Birm 601

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy

Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

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