Penannular Brooch
Finder County Date Recorded
Hidden WORCESTERSHIRE Thu September 29, 2005
Recorded By Views Validated by
Hidden 3425 Dean Crawford
Material Size (mm) Date
Copper alloy 34 x 29 mm 1 - 100 AD


Description: Copper alloy penannular brooch.
The terminals of the brooch are bent round back on themselves and are decorated with two small grooves. The freely moving pin is flattened at one end and looped around the brooch, it then becomes circular sectioned and tapers to a point at the opposite end. Both the surface of the brooch and the pin have been gilded.

Similar brooches are shown in A Visual Catalogue of Richard Hattatt’s Ancient Brooches (2000), dating from the 1stC BC to 1stC AD, p340.

A more precise example; Hattatt Ancient and Romano-British Brooches(1982) No. 117, which dates to the 1stC AD.
Keywords: gilded penannular pennanular brooch
Object Type: Brooch Object Classification: Type D
Object Sub-classification: Penannular Object Description: Complete
Object Inscription: Period: Roman
Date Range: 1 - 100 AD Primary Material: Copper alloy
Additional Material: Method of Manufacture: Cast
Surface Treatment: Gilding
Weight (grams): 6.47 grams Size (mm): 34 x 29 mm
References: Hattatt Ancient and Romano-British Brooches no. 117 Comments:
Findspot: Near Evesham County: WORCESTERSHIRE
Recorded elsewhere: No Finder: Hidden
Metal Detector Used: Fisher CZ6 Record validated by: Dean Crawford


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