History: Record ID: WILT-CECFA6 – ROMAN brooch

History: Record ID: WILT-CECFA6 – ROMAN brooch

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Unique ID: WILT-CECFA6

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A Late Iron Age to Early Roman copper alloy hinged strip bow brooch, probably dating to AD 25-70. The brooch survives largely complete, with the head damaged and missing only its axis bar and pin.

The head of the brooch consists of a rectangular sheet of copper alloy with a central rectangular slot to accommodate a hinged pin, now lost. The rear of the head was rolled backwards to hold the axis bar, although it is now damaged and is truncated at the fold. Traces of iron corrosion would suggest that either the pin or axis bar were iron. The bow is undecorated, and tapers into a a pointed foot, from the reverse of which expands an integral, unperforated, sub-rectangular catchplate, with a right curving pin rest.

Dimensions: length 45.3mm; width 9.7mm; thickness 11.3mm; weight 5.35g.

Bayley & Butcher (2004: fig. 119) illustrate comparable examples, with further parallels excavated in Roman contexts at Dorchester are published by Woodward et al. (1993: fig. 61, nos. 32, 35-36).

Class:
Strip bow

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN

Period from: ROMAN

Period to: ROMAN

Date from: Circa AD 25

Date to: Circa AD 70

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1

Length: 45.3 mm

Width: 9.7 mm

Thickness: 11.3 mm

Weight: 5.35 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Wil Partridge

Identified by: Mr Wil Partridge

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SSWM 5402

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy

Secondary material: Iron

Completeness: Incomplete

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