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Title: fibula
Post by: Andre on January 26, 2019, 04:28:05 PM
hi all,went detecting yesterday,corn stubble,waterlogged and muddy field,the only day that didn't rain so had to take the window of opportunity.
haven't been out for a few weeks so was really itching to go.
Got on said field and right after ground balancing i got this banging tone,i knew it was copper or a copper alloy but because it sounded big i was thinking door knob or something like that and then this beauty came out,apart from the pin missing its in perfect condition,my first one and on an area that i wasnt expecting any roman stuff.
so obviously chuffed.
One to show to my FLO and maybe have it on the PAS


Title: Re: fibula
Post by: roughneck on January 26, 2019, 05:12:03 PM
Nice one Andre!!  That's a beauty.  Need to have a close look at that ground.  Cheers.  Tom.


Title: Re: fibula
Post by: Val Beechey on January 26, 2019, 10:02:43 PM
Great find Andre. Looks a little different. Maybe a variant, Romano / British. Might account for it being an unexpected, lonely find.
Be interesting to hear what PAS say about it.

Well found 👍


Title: Re: fibula
Post by: Dungbeetle on January 26, 2019, 10:41:24 PM
That's a corker of a trumpet brooch, well done


Title: Re: fibula
Post by: Andre on January 27, 2019, 01:05:06 AM
Thanks all,whoever wore this brooch was a big guy because its big and heavy.
Speaking of PAS,Iíve sent two hammereds last year,does a year next month and I havenít heard from them yet.


Title: Re: fibula
Post by: celticspikey on January 27, 2019, 04:12:30 PM
Very nice example. 1st-2nd cent. AD. Possibly worn by military.


Title: Re: fibula
Post by: Mungo on January 27, 2019, 10:42:52 PM
 8) very nice


Title: Re: fibula
Post by: probono on January 27, 2019, 10:59:25 PM
Thanks all,whoever wore this brooch was a big guy because its big and heavy.
Speaking of PAS,Iíve sent two hammereds last year,does a year next month and I havenít heard from them yet.

Contact the museum - it's possible there is a backlog because the Numismatist at the National Museum has retired, and they are looking for a school leaver to replace him....


Title: Re: fibula
Post by: BeachHunter101 on January 28, 2019, 12:44:11 PM
Cracking find mate, well done  ;D 8)


Title: Re: fibula
Post by: relicron on January 28, 2019, 02:07:24 PM
That's a cracking brooch andre,well done to you,yes very sticky under feet,me and tom went out yesterday lovely cold but sunny day,but nout to show for it,thats how the cookie crumbles,cheers Ron.


Title: Re: fibula
Post by: Andre on January 28, 2019, 03:54:50 PM
Yep,not the best weather but one cracks on,ta Ron


Title: Re: fibula
Post by: Johnboy25 on February 13, 2019, 04:39:15 PM
Nice find 👍


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