Roman bird brooch

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Object type: Brooch
Period: Roman
Primary material: Copper alloy
Date found: 21/08/2022
Location: South Kesteven, Lincolnshire


A brooch dating to c.AD100 – 200. It retains some of its enamel, orange with blue at the tips of the wings. The PAS record suggests an eagle. An almost identical brooch in Mackreth (2011) is classified as “other” bird.