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from Stirlingshire West Lothian or Lanarkshire

Postcard of Brooch.
© National Museums Scotland


This brooch, also known as a fibula, was made of bronze inlaid with silver. It was reportedly found at the east end of the Antonine Wall (present day Stirlingshire, West Lothian or Lanarkshire). It was made in south-west England.

The brooch is of a type known as a bar brooch. Roman brooches occur in a number of forms, some simple and functional, others ornate and clearly high status objects.

The Roman army obtained supplies from three zones: locally (either by the army or natives), within the Roman province of Britannia, or further afield in the Roman empire.

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Online ID: 000-100-102-438-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  X.FG 11
Date: 80 - 165 AD
Between 80 and 165 AD
Material: Bronze inlaid with silver
Who: Clerk Collection
Where: Scotland, Firth of Forth, Antonine Wall
Description: Bar brooch or fibula of bronze and silver, of Roman type, found in Scotland at the east end of the Antonine Wall, made in South West England, 80 - 165 AD
  • Johns, Catherine. The jewellery of Roman Britain. Celtic and Classical traditions. London: UCL Press Ltd., 1996. 
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