Colchester-type one piece brooch, D-shaped section bow which expands at the head and wings. At the rear of the head is a six-coil spring with external chord and hook, undecorated catchplate. The pin is broken. Colchester brooches date from the early-mid 1st century. Found on the shore at Meols. A total of 48 Roman brooches were recorded by Reverend Hume from the Meols shore. In 1874 Ecroyd Smith listed 26 Roman brooches from Meols in his collection all of which were destroyed in the Second World War. Meols catalogue number 107 (Griffiths, D; Philpott, R; Egan, G, 2007).