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ROMAN BROOCH

An incomplete cast copper alloy Roman brooch; probably a trumpet derivative type, but sharing some characteristics with headstud brooches, and dating from the 1st or 2nd century. Only the head and the upper part of the bow survive. The brooch has short, tubular wings and a vertical notch to accommodate the hinged pin (now missing) at the back of the head. On the front of the bow are two inlaid pie…