Roman plate brooch

Photo: West Yorkshire Archaeology Advisory Service CC By SA2.0
Object type: Brooch
Period: Roman
Primary material: Copper alloy
Date found: 27/05/2022
Location: Craven, North Yorkshire


A copper-alloy brooch dating to the 2nd or 3rd century. The notable feature of this find is that it appears to be a work in progress, with a few processes yet to complete. It therefore provides evidence of the manufacturing process and so has been designated a Find of Note of Regional Importance.