all the way down.
The bow itself is flat, apart from the rib. Otherwise the details
are as in 93A and B, as are the distribution and date.
7. The head only of a similar brooch with short crest
and smooth bow, with neither groove nor rib. This is my Type 93B,
and the same remarks apply as to the last two brooches.
8. A small disc-brooch, very corroded. There is a
central pit from which a stud has been lost. The pattern is that
of my Type 2520, in which the main field is enamelled, with a
central stud (usually conical), in the field is a circle of bronze
spots and a scalloped circle of bronze with V- or U-shaped
scallops. Part of this circle is preserved on ours, and traces of
blue enamel outside it; the enamel inside has perished, it usually
differed in colour from that outside.
The type is not at all numerous, and while chiefly
found in the south of England, actually extends as far north as
Newstead. It is not yet dated, but should be second century.
9. Brooch in the form of a duck. This is my Type
213A. It is quite rare, so that a full description of it and of
the few parallels is perhaps justified.
The body is well-modelled and hollowed beneath, as
shown in the figure; the eyes retain enamel, but I am not sure of
the colour; the wings are shown as alternate red and blue
crescents, and in these the blue has a thin margin of white,
apparently intentionally done, though I cannot say how. The band
down the back has a series of small crescents which are very
difficult to discern, but were perhaps again alternately red and
blue. The pin is hinged and the tail was pierced to attach a
The parallels are:
8508. Springhead. Gravesend Museum, with
acknowledgements to Mr. E. W. Tilley. A brooch as nearly as
possible identical with ours.
4063. Saltersford. Grantham Museum. Report 1922-3,
fig. 4. I have this noted as similar to no. 8508, but the enamel
red and green. I have not seen this nor have I been able to check
4060. Brettenham. Ashmolean Museum. 1927. 382. The
general design is the same as ours, but the wings are of blue and
green crescents, and the band down the back is a lattice-pattern
with green enamel. (This is how I have drawn it, but after the
difficulty of discerning the content of the strip on the back of
our brooch I would not be surprised to learn that I have
misapprehended it in this case, and my 'green' may well
have been red.)
4064. York. Yorkshire Museum. Similar to no. 4060,
the lattice seems to retain traces of red enamel.
4554. Chester. Chester Museum. Of the same
general pattern as