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plate brooch

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1982,0103.117

  • Description

    Copper alloy plate brooch.
    2nd century AD. In the form of a sitting cock or hen. The tail, pin, catch-plate and hinge flanges are broken; the breast, wings, beak and comb are damaged; the head is distorted sideways; and the inlaid enamel has fallen out of all of the cells decorating the wings and head. The body is hollow. The hole beneath the tail probably held a chain or cord.

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  • Culture/period

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  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 34 millimetres
    • Weight: 8.2 grammes
  • Bibliography

    • Jackson 1990 Cat. 117 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1982,0103.117

Copper alloy plate brooch.  2nd century AD. In the form of a sitting cock or hen. The tail, pin, catch-plate and hinge flanges are broken; the breast, wings, beak and comb are damaged; the head is distorted sideways; and the inlaid enamel has fallen out of all of the cells decorating the wings and head. The body is hollow. The hole beneath the tail probably held a chain or cord.

Copper alloy plate brooch. 2nd century AD. In the form of a sitting cock or hen. The tail, pin, catch-plate and hinge flanges are broken; the breast, wings, beak and comb are damaged; the head is distorted sideways; and the inlaid enamel has fallen out of all of the cells decorating the wings and head. The body is hollow. The hole beneath the tail probably held a chain or cord.

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