Archaeologists classify Roman brooches into different types, and trumpet brooches (so-called because they look a bit like a trumpet) are one of the most common. This one was found at the back of Victoria Cave, Yorkshire. Interestingly, not long after the Roman conquest of northern Britain in the AD70s, people began placing small objects in the cave, mostly in areas that were dark and difficult to reach. Many Roman soldiers came from places with strong beliefs about caves, and we now think it became the site of a Romano-British cave cult.
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
This is currently archived in the Tot Lord collection in Yorkshire.
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