full-round, or developed in the front only. The following are
illustrated in my forthcoming conspectus of brooches:
0248. Colchester. Head only; the bow is of little
more than round wire; button of two ridges.
0249. Colchester. Bow only, of round wire, with
button of two ridges. This is set nearly half an inch below the
angle of the head, but is still above the middle of the bow.
These two brooches both come from the top of the hill
on the site of Camulodunum, where there had been much erosion;
they were not stratified.
2826. Upper Deal. Complete brooch like no. 0248; the
bow is straight and continues to a triangular catchplate
perforated with four round holes in a row. Swarling, pl.
7076. Icklingham. 1865. Ashmolean Museum. As last,
but button of three ridges; bow straight, short; catchplate flat,
with one round hole. As the bow joins the foot there are two
slight transverse grooves on it, and the front edge of the
catchplate is crenate, a feature which also occurs in the
Glastonbury type. (Meare, East Village, Gray, pl. xlv, nos. 11 and
6333. South Ferriby. Hull Museum. The bow is not
thickened in front view, but the head is thickened in side-view;
the button has five ridges, three are right on the angle of the
head, and two a little lower. The foot is missing.
5856. Cirencester. Corinium Museum. B.437.
Similar to last, but button of four ridges, the upper and lower of
triangular shape, almost like small horns. Catchplate solid.
9207. Ancaster. Similar, but bow of flat, oval
section, and button of two ridges on front only. Catchplate solid.
More substantial are the following:
6476. Guilden Morden. Cambridge University Museum. A
large brooch, with button of three ridges, on front only; the bow
runs into the catchplate with a slight reverse curve, and the foot
is an open frame like the true Nauheim brooch. V.G.H. Combs., i,
292, fig. 26,5.
2241. Thirst House Cave. A short, very stout brooch,
with button of four very large ridges; catchplate solid,
8594. Canterbury. Royal Museum. Another short, stout
brooch, the bow very straight, round, with button of four very
shallowly moulded ridges; catchplate solid.
It will be seen that there is a considerable
similarity running through this series, which is standing
somewhere between the 'La Tene III brooch' and the Aylesford type.
Though there is little evidence for dating in the above list what
there is is all for a date early in the first century A.D..
The two from Upper Deal and