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SF-D99371: Roman brooch of the Colchester Derivative Hinged type

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BROOCH

Unique ID: SF-D99371

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete copper-alloy Roman brooch of the Colchester Derivative Hinged type, dating to AD 43-120. The head is cylindrical with a transverse slot at the centre of its back; the head still houses the iron axis bar. The bow is sub-rectangular in cross-section and rather straight in profile; it meets the head at a right angle and tapers towards a broken end. The surfaces are heavily worn, pitted and corroded. 

Cf Mackreth (2011, Vol. 2, p. 61, pl. 58, no. 2238).

Length: 34.48mm

Width: 39.93mm

Thickness of the bow: 6.39mm

Weight: 18.02g

Class: Colchester Derivative Hinged
Sub class: Mackreth CD H 5.k

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 120

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 34.48 mm
Width: 39.93 mm
Thickness: 6.39 mm
Weight: 18.02 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 14th October 2019

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: Finder's reference: 40

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Waveney (District)
To be known as: Lowestoft

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Other
Specific landuse: Other

References cited

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Recording Institution: SF
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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