PLATE BROOCH

Unique ID: SF-8F28D4

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Gilded copper alloy disc brooch, Hattatt's 'gilded glass centre boss' type. Missing pin and central setting. The spring survives on the single pierced lug, with an iron axis bar. Traces of silvering on the back extend onto catchplate and spring lug. The centre setting is enclosed by a 2mm high rim; in the middle is a raised 2.5mm diameter ring and around this a dark gritty decayed material.A single flat band, with patchily surviving gilding, has a continuous row of S stamps. Diameter 25mm, thickness at rim 2mm. As Hattatt no 1214; this later Roman type was produced in Britain.

Class: gilded glass centre boss

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: AD 200
Date to: AD 350

Dimensions and weight

Weight: 8.66 g
Diameter: 25 mm
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st March 2006

Personal details

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Recorded by: Judith Plouviez - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Judith Plouviez - [view all attributed records]

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Surface Treatment: Gilded [scope notes | view all attributed records]

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Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern
County: Suffolk
District: Forest Heath
To be known as: Icklingham, Suffolk

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector [scope notes]
General landuse: Cultivated land[scope notes]
Specific landuse: Character undetermined[scope notes]

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Created: Friday 21st April 2006
Updated: Thursday 24th February 2011

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