Early Roman bird lip type brooch found on our group visit to Buckland Newton in Dorset by Dave Saunders. What an amazing discovery, well done Dave.
Roman fact –
Brooches were worn by the Romans to hold their clothes on. They did not have buttons, zippers or Velcro like we do, and the brooches were used to gather up cloth and hold it in place. They used different metals like gold, silver, bronze and iron to make the brooches.
Some other Roman brooch types –