Complete brooch, although surfaces are degraded, the frame is circular in section.
There are probable crosscuts on the better-preserved terminal, however the surface damage is too much to permit further classification. The pin is crudely-made, sub-square in section and its flattened end looped around the brooch frame.
Penannular brooches such as this had a long history of use, spanning the 1st to 4th centuries AD and probably later.
Other information & metadata
Site location: Stoke Gifford, South Gloucestershire
Project type: Archaeological excavation
Site type: Rural settlement
Discovery context: Demolition layer
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