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ROMAN BROOCH

Incomplete Roman (AD75-200) cast copper alloy brooch, probably a plate-headed trumpet derivative brooch. The wings are rectangular, extending out from a rounded, almost trumpet headed bow. The wings are rectangular in plan with a 'C' shaped cross section, to encase the spring mechanism. There is a double lug on the reverse of the wings, which secure the axis bar and chord of the spring; the partia…