Roman swastika brooch

Photo: The Portable Antiquities Scheme CC By 2.0
Object type: Brooch
Period: Roman
Primary material: Copper alloy
Date found: 10/01/2022
Location: Taunton Deane, Somerset


A Roman plate brooch dating to AD 180-350. Although widespread across the Roman world, this type of brooch is a rare find in Britain with only a few being recorded at the PAS. This is the first found in Somerset and considered a Find of Note: Regional Importance.