This is a good example of an intact penannular brooch, dating to the 1st century B.C. to the 1st century A.D. It is complete with the original pin and a nice green patina. Penannular brooches of this form are identified as Type C under Fowler's classification (1960: 152), which dates the type to the period spanning the 1st century BC to Anglo-Saxon period (ibid. 175). Sally Worrell (unpubl.) offers a refined chronology of Type C, suggesting a date range of c. 100 BC to c. 100 AD. It was a successful type of brooch, popular from the Iron Age through to the Saxon period. Other examples have been recorded from Braughing in East Hertfordshire BH-B9AD33, Leicestershire LEIC-8387A4 and from Daventry NARC-B1CF06. This is a nice example of the type for the collector.
OBJECT: Penannular Brooch
CULTURE: Celtic / Romano British
DATE: c. 100 B.C. - 100 A.D.
SIZE: 40mm x 35mm x 8mm
WEIGHT: 11.25 grams
PROVENANCE: Ex. European private collection
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