BROOCH

Unique ID: BH-255AD3

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An incomplete copper-alloy Colchester two-piece brooch, dating from the mid to late 1st century AD.

The horizontal wings take the form of a half-cylinder, at the centre of which there is a perforated lug containing the axis bar. Immediately above this lug is a second such lug containing the external chord, which holds in place the nine coils of the spring. The pin is missing. On top of the head, a short gap separates the uppermost lug from a ridge, the latter extending to the point at which the tapering, sub-rectangular-sectioned bow is broken.

Dimensions: 29.5mm long, 26.6mm wide (head), 13.4mm deep. Weight: 11.17g.

Class: Colchester derivative

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 100

Dimensions and weight

Length: 29.5 mm
Width: 26.6 mm
Weight: 11.17 g
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 22nd April 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Julian Watters - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Mr Julian Watters - [view all attributed records]

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 12/61 - 7

Materials and construction

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

A resized image of Roman Colchester derivative brooch (incomplete)

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Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern
County: Cambridgeshire
District: South Cambridgeshire
To be known as: Great and Little Chishill

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
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: Thursday 3rd May 2012
Updated: Thursday 3rd May 2012

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