Roman umbonate brooch

Contributed by Jeff Lyons

Roman umbonate brooch

This is a romano british brooch that has some of the original enamelling remaining. It was found in a field not far from the location of the Rudston Villa. The site of the find was thought to be a farmstead and the owner of the brooch would of been of high status,probably from the Villa. The pin and catchplate are still intact and would have been used to fasten the toga. The brooch is bronze and would have been stunning when worn. It is amazing that some enamel has survived after around two thousand years.

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