BOW BROOCH

Unique ID: SF-C128F2

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Copper alloy brooch, Colchester derivative type with double pierced lug spring attachment. Missing pin and part of spring; damaged area on bow front; some wear/corrosion. No surviving decoration on the wings. The bow is flat backed and tapers slightly to a flat end. The front has a centre rib at the top, flattening to a central band with traces of incised (rocker) zigzag, and flanked by broad concave mouldings. The solid catchplate has a pin groove. Width 20mm, length 41mm.

Class: Colchester derivative (double lug); Colchester B

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: AD 43
Date to: AD 80

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 41 mm
Width: 20 mm
Weight: 7.7 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st October 2006

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Judith Plouviez
Identified by: Judith Plouviez

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy

SF-C128F2: Roman bow brooch

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Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Forest Heath (District)
To be known as: Freckenham, Suffolk

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Recording Institution: SF
Created: Tuesday 28th November 2006
Updated: Thursday 24th February 2011 by Daniel Pett

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