Penannular copper alloy brooch with zoomorphic terminals. Part of pin collar is missing, but otherwise, complete.
The brooch frame and the pin below the collar are ribbed. And there is a V-shaped moulding to the collar. The frame terminals are of stylized animal head form with well-defined mouldings for the eyes and ears, a cleft to the snout and with an enamel setting (probably red) central to the head.
It belongs to a type (Fowler’s Type F1) for which there has been much discussion of its origins and chronology. Most likely the type has its origins in southwestern Britain in the 4th century and possibly influenced by Irish styles.
Other information & metadata
Site location: Perrybrook, Gloucestershire
Project type: Archaeological excavation
Site type: Romano-British activity
Discovery context: Ditch