Findspot - Roman brooch

Description of this historic site

Findspot - a brooch of Roman date was found 600m north east of The Cherrytrees Public House.

Notes about this historic site

1 A very unusual fantail brooch. The fantail is flat with concentric circle decoration either side of a central spine; the catch plate is pierced, but this may be a later alteration. The bow is replaced by raised wings and a hook above the conventional wings. This must be a variant on the ‘AESICA’ type brooch of the first half of the first century AD. A ‘horned fan-tail’ brooch? Found with a metal detector.
2 An ‘AESICA’ type brooch. The dating for this type of brooch was essentially before c60-70.
3 Drawing.

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