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Romano-British S-Shaped Wire Brooch 3D Model
This Romano-British brooch has been made from thick, circular-sectioned wire to form an S with conical spirals at each end. It was found inside Victoria Cave, Yorkshire, where soon after the Roman conquest of northern Britain in the AD70s, people began placing small objects in the cave, in areas that were surprisingly dark and difficult to reach. Many Roman soldiers came from places with strong beliefs about caves, and we now think Victoria was the site of a Romano-British cave cult and that this brooch may have been left as an offering.
Dearne, M J and Lord, T C (eds.) 1998. The Romano-British Archaeology of Victoria Cave, Settle. Research into the site and its artefacts. British Archaeological Reports. British Series 278
Archived in the Tot lord Collection, Yorkshire.
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