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Fibula brooch

Period:
Bronze Age
Description:

This brooch was found in a double ditched enclosure near Carronbridge, Morton. This site was near a Roman temporary camp.

The object is either an ornate bronze fibula or trumpet brooch fragment, the main body or bow is very decorative with ridge detail and relief bead designs. There is a loop at back for securing a pin. Most of the hinge and top of the pin remains, although corroded.

Materials/Media:
copper alloy
Dimensions:
length (max): 58 mm width (hinge): 19 mm
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:1995.1.67
Digital Number:
DMAC074n
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council
References:

JOHNSTON, D A "Carronbridge, Dumfries and Galloway: the excavation of Bronze Age cremations, Iron Age settlements and a Roman camp". Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 124 (1994)

 

OWEN, O and WELANDER, R "A Traveller's End ? - An Associated Group of Artefacts from Carronbridge, Dumfries and Galloway".

 

Council for British Archaeology - "Discovery and Excavation - Scotland", 1989, p12. 1990, p10.