Tyne and Wear HER(1496): Newcastle, River Tyne, two Roman brooches - Details
Newcastle, River Tyne, two Roman brooches
Dress and Personal Accessories
Listed among the Robert Blair Collection donated to the Society of Antiquaries were "2 harp-shaped bronze fibulae, one of the Backworth type with traces of enamel, and chain attached for wearing as a pair...2nd century A.D. Dredged from the Tyne". It is not clear where these were found.
<< HER 1496 >> Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle, 1925,Curators' Report for the year 1923, 4, I (for 1923-24), 185 Archaeologia Aeliana, 1924, 3, XXI, 178, pl. 8 L. Allason-Jones, 1989, Women in Roman Britain, pl. 18 p. 61