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Penannular Brooch

Period:
Roman Period
Description:

This Romano British brooch is in the form of a ring with a break at one point, these brooches were commonly used as fastenings for clothes.

The pin is pushed through the material to be fastened, then the pin goes through the break in the ring and the ring is turned through ninety degrees, locking the  pin in place behind the ring.

Place of Discovery:
unknown but thought to be in the Kilmarnock area of Ayrshire.
Materials/Media:
bronze
Dimensions:
diameter 40mm
Source:
The Dick Institute
Accession number:
AR/B33 (PU184)
Digital Number:
EAAC028n
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council