History: Record ID: WAW-5EF0BC – ROMAN brooch

History: Record ID: WAW-5EF0BC – ROMAN brooch


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History…

WAW-5EF0BC: Roman brooch: Polden Hill type (plan and profile).

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Roman brooch of Colchester derivative, Polden Hill (Mackreth 2011, Part 3, Group 3, Plate 46, AD c. 50-400). The copper alloy brooch has semi-cylindrical wings which terminate with incomplete perforated wing caps. The wing are undecorated. The axis bar, spring and pin are missing. At the centre of the upper edge of the wings/bow head there is a perforated lug which has a fragment of the chord remaining. The bowhead is slightly hump-like in profile with a central ridge. The head has a moulding on either side. The bow is semi-circular in section and tapers to a broken, blunt point towards the foot. The break is probably recent.

The surface of the brooch has an incomplete green-grey patina.

It measures 33.72mm in length, 22.44mm in width, and weighs 7.13g.

The brooch is a Polden Hill type, Bayley and Butcher (2004:160) comment that the distribution of Polden Hill brooches are concentrated in the West Midlands. Mackreth classifies this type as Group 3 dating to AD c. 50 to c. 400. It is similar to Mackreth, Plate 46, No. 12023.

Bayley, J. and Butcher, S., 2004 Roman Brooches in Britain: A technological and Typological Study Based on the Richborough Collection London: Society of Antiquaries

Mackreth, D. F. 2011 Brooches in Late Iron Age and Roman Britain Volume 1 Oxford: Oxbow Books

Class:
Polden Hill type

Sub class: Mackreth 2011, Part 3, Group 3, Plate 46, AD c. 50-400

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN

Period from: ROMAN

Period to: ROMAN

Date from: Circa AD 50

Date to: Circa AD 400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1

Length: 33.72 mm

Width: 22.44 mm

Weight: 7.13 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery:
Wednesday 1st August 2018

Monday 5th November 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Angie Bolton

Identified by: Ms Angie Bolton

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy

Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

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