Information for record number MWA5115:
Findspot - Roman brooch

Summary Findspot - a brooch of Roman date was found 600m north east of The Cherrytrees Public House.
What Is It?  
Type: Findspot
Period: Romano-British (43 AD - 409 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Alcester
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 10 57
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 A very unusual fantail brooch. The fantail is flat with concentric circle decoration either side of a central spine; the catch plate is pierced, but this may be a later alteration. The bow is replaced by raised wings and a hook above the conventional wings. This must be a variant on the 'AESICA' type brooch of the first half of the first century AD. A 'horned fan-tail' brooch? Found with a metal detector.
2 An 'AESICA' type brooch. The dating for this type of brooch was essentially before c60-70.
3 Drawing.

Source No: 2
Source Type: Correspondence
Title: 'Aesica' brooch found in Alcester
Author/originator: Mackreth D
Date: 1987
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Source No: 3
Source Type: Drawing
Title: Drawing of fantail brooch of the 1st century fom Alcester
Page Number:
Source No: 1
Source Type: Museum Enquiry Form
Title: WMEF 942
Author/originator: Pickin J L
Date: 1987
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: 942
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source WMEF Warwickshire Museum Enquiry Form. These are forms that are filled in when a person brings an object to Warwickshire Museum to be identified. Amongst the information recorded on the form are details such as a description of the object, where and when it was found, and in some cases a sketch or photographs of it. Copies of the form can be viewed at the Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record. back
period Roman About 43 AD to 409 AD (the 1st century AD to the 5th century AD)

The Roman period comes after the Iron Age and before the Saxon period.

The Roman period in Britain began in 43 AD when a Roman commander called Aulus Plautius invaded the south coast, near Kent. There were a series of skirmishes with the native Britons, who were defeated. In the months that followed, more Roman troops arrived and slowly moved westwards and northwards.
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monument FINDSPOT * The approximate location at which stray finds of artefacts were found. Index with object name. back
monument PUBLIC HOUSE * The public house was a 19th century development, distinctive from the earlier BEER HOUSE by its decorative treatment and fittings. back

* Copyright of English Heritage (1999)

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