Unique ID: NMS-E2E8C2

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Triangular foot and lower end of the bow of a Roman copper alloy enamelled brooch in battered condition with stub of catchplate on reverse. Most of the edges and base of the foot is missing and the bow fragment is an abraded stub. Near the base an inverted C-shaped cell is inlaid with blue enamel. Above this an oval cell may have contained green. No enamel remains in the triangular interstices or in an inverted V-shaped cell at the top of the foot. A Bow-and-fantail or a Trumpet derivative. Length >26mm. Width >9mm. Late 1st - 2nd century.

Class: Bow-and-fantail or Trumpet-derivative brooch

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Period to: ROMAN [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Circa AD 50
Date to: Circa AD 200

Dimensions and weight

Length: 26 mm
Width: 9 mm
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st December 2009 - Sunday 31st January 2010

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Emma Whitcombe - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Dr Andrew Rogerson - [view all attributed records]

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 51394

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Completeness: Fragment [scope notes | view all attributed records]

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Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern
County: Norfolk
District: North Norfolk
Parish: Happisburgh

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TG3730
Four figure Latitude: 52.815408 Four figure longitude: 1.515564
1:25K map: TG3730
1:10K map: TG33SE
WOEID: 22373
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector [scope notes]

Adjacent Domesday Book places

Domesday data within 2 km of discovery point is surfaced via the excellent Open Domesday website.

References cited

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Created: Monday 12th September 2011
Updated: Monday 12th September 2011

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