Romano-British Circular Plate Brooch
This circular copper alloy plate brooch would have once gleamed like gold when it was worn was found by Joseph Jackson – the original excavator of Victoria Cave – in the 1850s. The raised swirling foliage enclosed within a circular border makes a wheeled form of the triple-spiral symbol – a design that was popular with the Roman military in Britain.
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
It is currently archived in the Tot Lord collection in Yorkshire.
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