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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