Roman brooch & awl

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Roman brooch & awl

Post by hartsman » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:47 pm

Found these two artefacts yesterday along with the couple of other items posted earlier. The awl tapers from a rounded profile to a flat chisel shape at the flared end and wondering whether Roman or BA.
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Re: Roman brooch & awl

Post by statbloke » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:30 pm

First one looks like part of an early Roman Colchester brooch.
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Re: Roman brooch & awl

Post by fred » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:35 pm

The 'awl' also looks a bit like a chunky stylus. :D
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Re: Roman brooch & awl

Post by hartsman » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:25 pm

You could be right Fred, the pointy bit is a thick for making holes methinks.

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Re: Roman brooch & awl

Post by Lowland » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:31 pm

Hi,
I like the bronze stylus-super patina.
Looks lovely to handle ::g
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