Roman dragonesque brooch

Photo: Durham County Council CC By SA2.0
Object type: Brooch
Period: Roman
Primary material: Copper alloy
Date found: 21/09/2022
Location: Hambleton, North Yorkshire


A Roman dragonesque brooch dating to AD 50 – 200. These type of brooches are usually found in the north of Britain. This one is unusual because of its black patina, suggesting a different kind of surface treatment. Only one other similar brooch has been recorded and it is a Find of Note of Regional Importance.