ROMAN BROOCH

An incomplete copper alloy Roman trumpet brooch dating from about 75-175 AD. The brooch has a plain trumpet head and a slender bow. The bow of the brooch is decorated with a moulded acanthus button in the centre, flanked by a collar above and below; all continuing right round the bow. Only a fragment of the catchplate is intact and the foot of the brooch is missing. Behind the head there is a spru…