Update 2018, fragment of silver "Alcester" type brooch

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Update 2018, fragment of silver "Alcester" type brooch

Post by Stillburning » Fri Sep 25, 2015 5:08 pm

Had a session on my villa site which is disked stubble which has weathered down over the last month, dry on top, wet underneath, just about perfect ::g

Found a number of grots some of which are not as grotty as usual, but there is one coin that is larger and in better condition than the others that I hope someone may be able to ID. Also not sure about the other item but looks like there may have been a pin at the back so maybe a brooch, came out of the round looking like that, spit and foil taste no heat but eggy smell so maybe silver, any ideas on this would be great ::g

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Re: Roman coin and possible brooch for ID help please

Post by fred » Fri Sep 25, 2015 5:46 pm

That looks more like a Roman Marmillo helmet pendant to me. Unfortunately for you I'm not an expert on Roman stuff so we'll have to wait until a proper expert turns up. Very impressive anyway. ::g

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Re: Roman coin and possible brooch for ID help please

Post by Redcap » Fri Sep 25, 2015 5:55 pm

Cracking finds, very well done ::g ::g

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Re: Roman coin and possible brooch for ID help please

Post by Allectus » Fri Sep 25, 2015 6:18 pm

Constantius II. Nice finds, well done. ::g


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Re: Roman coin and possible brooch for ID help please

Post by alloverover » Fri Sep 25, 2015 6:21 pm

The other bit does look silver sb as you can see silver on the break,, as for what it is,,,,,ask me another :)) ::g

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Re: Roman coin and possible brooch for ID help please

Post by Stillburning » Fri Sep 25, 2015 6:53 pm

Thanks for the comments ::g

Fred I agree it looks like a murmillo helomet but cant find anything similar, alloverrover agree about the silver so will inform the FLO before I see him next, A thanks once again for the coin ID, have found some similar with the campgate reverse ::g
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Update 2018, fragment of silver "Alcester" type brooch

Post by Stillburning » Tue May 15, 2018 2:48 pm

Had a letter from the British museum today, identified as;

Fragment of silver "Alcester" type brooch consisting of the "trumpet" shaped head, the vertical circular disc moulding on the bow, the rectangular lug for the spring (of which some copper alloy traces remain) and disc and button on the head, 2nd Century AD.

It has been disclaimed so my FLO can collect when he is next at the museum (not showing yet on PAS)
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Re: Update 2018, fragment of silver "Alcester" type brooch

Post by Koala » Tue May 15, 2018 2:56 pm

Thanks for the update. Sure is stunning.

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Re: Update 2018, fragment of silver "Alcester" type brooch

Post by beaubrummell » Tue May 15, 2018 3:32 pm

Wow, took them 2 years 8 months to ascertain that. Long old process. Lovely find. ::g
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Re: Update 2018, fragment of silver "Alcester" type brooch

Post by Stillburning » Tue May 15, 2018 6:09 pm

beaubrummell wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 3:32 pm
Wow, took them 2 years 8 months to ascertain that. Long old process. Lovely find. ::g
The ID was made 14th December 2016, the rest of the time was deciding whether to disclaim it :))
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Re: Update 2018, fragment of silver "Alcester" type brooch

Post by oldartefact » Tue May 15, 2018 6:47 pm

Stillburning wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 2:48 pm
Had a letter from the British museum today, identified as;

Fragment of silver "Alcester" type brooch consisting of the "trumpet" shaped head, the vertical circular disc moulding on the bow, the rectangular lug for the spring (of which some copper alloy traces remain) and disc and button on the head, 2nd Century AD.

It has been disclaimed so my FLO can collect when he is next at the museum (not showing yet on PAS)
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Re: Update 2018, fragment of silver "Alcester" type brooch

Post by sweepstick47 » Tue May 15, 2018 7:24 pm

What a great find, what a long wait but..........................what a result ::g B-) Regards ss47
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Re: Update 2018, fragment of silver "Alcester" type brooch

Post by Lowland » Wed May 16, 2018 10:23 am

Crikey.
Skilled hands that made these kind of things..
Lovely stuff
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