RSS Feed UKDFD Recording Software Roman Spoon (Fragment) Wed, 15 Sep 2021 19:54:46 GMT Spoons Spoon (Fragment)  
Description: The handle of a silvered or tinned copper-alloy spoon of the Roman period. The bowl is missing, but the characteristic vertical offset to which it was attached survives. The handle is of square cross-section, twisted to create a spiral effect. Detail of the terminal end is unclear on the images.

See also UKDFD 27251.
Category: Roman, Spoons
Category: Spoons
Pin Sat, 11 Sep 2021 17:22:54 GMT Pins Pin  
Description: An incomplete copper-alloy hair pin of the Roman period. The head is biconical with a spool moulding below. The shaft is of circular cross-section with a right-angled bend close to the head. The pointed end is missing.
Category: Roman, Pins
Category: Pins
Chatelaine Brooch Fri, 10 Sep 2021 16:55:03 GMT Plate brooches Chatelaine Brooch  
Description: An enamelled umbonate chatelain brooch of the Roman period. The plate is loosely tongue-shaped, it has a large round lug at the crown and would have had two smaller lugs on each side, the two lower lugs are present, the upper two are missing, the large lug is decorated with a blue enamelled quatrefoil motif. The umbo is hollow on the back and pierced at the centre, possibly to accommodate a riveted ornament, it is decorated with cells in a six-point star arrangement all of which retain yellow enamel, remnants of red enamel survive in the interspaces. The semi-circular area above the umbo contains six arched cells of blue and yellow enamel in an alternating sequence, each with a blue spot in between, the lower base area contains two rows of triangular cells also blue and yellow. The suspension bar and toilet articles, tweezers, nail cleaner, ear scoop etcetera are missing. On the back of the brooch, the pin lugs and catchplate survive, the hinged pin is missing.
Category: Roman, Brooches, Plate brooches
Category: Plate brooches
Minerva Bust Sat, 21 Aug 2021 14:05:38 GMT Miscellaneous Minerva Bust  
Description: A Romano-British cast bronze bust of the goddess Minerva, the counterpart in Roman mythology of the Greek goddess Athena. The bust depicts Minerva wearing her characteristic crested helmet, and with heavily pleated drapery gathered together and fastened over her right shoulder. The base of the bust is moulded to form a rectangular pedestal, which is divided into four distinct feet by two deep perpendicular V-shaped grooves.
Category: Roman, Miscellaneous
Category: Miscellaneous
Toggle Tue, 17 Aug 2021 20:30:39 GMT Toggles Toggle  
Description: A cast copper-alloy toggle of the late Iron Age or early Roman period. The toggle is in the form of an open triangular frame with a globular knop at each corner and three sub-circular-section sides of equal length. The knop at the head of the toggle differs from the other two in having a transverse groove and rib running around the circumfrence at its base. The knops and sides are 10.13mm and 4.33mm diameter respectively.

Cf. PAS: KENT-A4F836
Category: Roman, Toggles
Category: Toggles
Seal-Box Lid Tue, 27 Jul 2021 18:52:37 GMT Seal boxes Seal-Box Lid  
Description: A small copper-alloy seal-box lid of the Roman period. It is circular with two diametrically opposed peripheral lugs. It has a central aperture to accommodate a small riveted ornament, this is surrounded by two concentric bands, one around the outer edge of the disc and one placed in the middle. The bands create two recessed fields for the enamelled decoration, the outer field retains remnants of red and blue enamel in an alternating sequence. The upper lug is tongue-shaped and decorated with a small annular cell, it carries a small location pin on the underside which would have registered with a recess in the box. The opposing angled lug is the hinge, rectangular in section, rounded at the terminal end.

Category: Roman, Seal boxes
Category: Seal boxes
Aesica Brooch Tue, 27 Jul 2021 18:45:19 GMT Bow brooches Aesica Brooch  
Description: A copper-alloy Aesica brooch of the Roman period. An unusual variation and most likely related to the crescent type. The brooch has short semi-cylindrical wings which accommodate the spring mechanism and a rearward facing hook to secure the chord. The wings are decorated with a single incised diagonal groove, typical of the Aesica types. The head of the bow is rectangular with cavetto moulding on the facing side. The bow is a flat circular plate with the remains of a small riveted decoration at the centre, it terminates with a splayed fantail leg decorated with incised radiating grooves, a triangular catchplate occupies the back of the fantail. A remnant of the spring survives, the pin and chord are missing.
Category: Roman, Brooches, Bow brooches
Category: Bow brooches
Dolphin Brooch Tue, 27 Jul 2021 17:04:00 GMT Bow brooches Dolphin  Brooch  
Description: A copper-alloy Dolphin brooch of the early Roman period. It has semi-circular wings to accommodate the spring mechanism and a stepped rearward facing hook to retain the chord. The wings are decorated with a wide vertical flute. The bow is arched and D-shaped in section, it tapers to a blunt foot. Decoration on the bow consists of a median rib flanked each side by a fine groove. On the back of the bow, the sub-triangular catchplate survives, the spring mechanism and pin are missing.
Category: Roman, Brooches, Bow brooches
Category: Bow brooches
Key Mon, 24 May 2021 15:42:19 GMT Keys and locks Key  
Description: A copper-alloy tumbler-lock sliding key of the Roman period. The key has a flat, sub-rectangular handle and a right-angled bit with four triangular 'teeth'. The handle has slightly concave sides and terminates in a sub-lozenge-shaped suspension loop. The front (upper face) of the handle is decorated with a pair of transverse grooves at each end and multiple punched dots overall. The back (lower face) is undecorated. 

Evidence from excavations suggests that most keys of this type date mid-1st to mid-2nd century AD.
Category: Roman, Keys and locks
Category: Keys and locks
Penannular Brooch Sat, 22 May 2021 16:43:39 GMT Penannular brooches Penannular Brooch  
Description: A penannular copper-alloy brooch of the Roman period. The brooch is formed from flat, thin rectangular-section strip, the two ends of which are coiled to form opposing terminals on the same side of the frame. Although the brooch is somewhat corroded, frontal decoration can be noted around the frame in the form of multiple punched dots and notches to the inner edge. The straight pin is also made from flat, rectangular-section strip, but is rounded and tapered towards the pointed end.

The brooch belongs to the penannular class 'Fowler Type C ', this later manufactured example having a thin flat sectioned and decorated frame complete with straight pin.
Category: Roman, Brooches, Penannular brooches
Category: Penannular brooches
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