Tutulas Brooch - 1C
years ago, when I found this brooch, I sort of dismissed it
as a relatively modern Victorian piece, but it was only much
later, when I was scratching around for something to take
to my local detecting club, that I thought I might just as
well make sure and get a second opinion (which is always a
good idea for anything you find by the way), and to my amazement,
I was told that it was in actual fact a Roman Tutulas Brooch.
So what I thought was something and nothing, turned out to
be quite a find after all - and I suppose the moral to this
tale is, never write something off until you get it checked
out, that old bit of mud covered scrap iron in your hand,
might just turn out to be something quite special.
from a small crack round the rim, it is not in bad condition
for its age and It has a nice green patina, which is not bad
for something that has been sat in the mud for around 1,900
example of me almost getting it almost completely wrong, can
be found under the 'Woad Grinder' at the bottom right of the
'Finds 2' page.