Record Details

NHER Number:34468
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Roman brooch


A Roman brooch in the shape of a pouncing lion found during metal detecting.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 19 91
Map Sheet:TM19SE

Full description

November 1998. Metal detecting.
H.M. Geake (A&E) identified: Roman brooch.
Very nice zoomorphic brooch, in the form of a pouncing lion, very similar to Halstatt 1193; they may even be from the same mould, but differently trimmed and finished.
Flat with low relief and engraved decoration, white metal coated on front. A thicker mane iwth oblique engraved lines to top and bottom, with a hollow for the ear. The head is then thinner with dot eye and open jaws. The foreleg is tightly drawn up under. The chin and paw is a rounded blob. The hindquarters are more angular and schematic, but there are nicks on the hind paw (for claws) and the tail (for a tuft). Tail curled up standing erect.
On reverse is a broken catchplate, and a single pin bar lug with remain of iron bar and copper alloy pin spring (2 curls).
Roman 2nd century AD.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 18 May 1999.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BOW BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: NCC Find Identification and Recording Service. c. 1975-2000. HES Find Polaroid Collection. HES Find Polaroid Collection. polaroid. black and white.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.

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