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Bird Brooch

Corinium Museum

Corinium Museum

Romano-British enamelled copper alloy zoomorphic brooch in the form of a bird. Found during excavations at Cirencester Amphitheatre, Gloucestershire in 1966. This plate brooch has a hinge pin fastened at the tail of a bird with spread wings, the catch-plate being under the breast. The neck is long with slightly chamfered edges and the head is reduced to a profile with an eye on each side. If the profile is to be trusted the bird was intended to look like a duck.

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  • Title: Bird Brooch
  • Location: Cirencester

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