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Unique ID: BERK-6D95DB

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

An incomplete Roman copper alloy Aucissa brooch dating to AD 40-60. The head of the brooch is formed from a flat rectangular panel which has been rolled over and splits into two forming a slot for the pin. The pin on this example is missing. The bow is a flat panel and tapers towards the catchplate. The foot knob is missing. The bow is decorated with three ridges running the length of the bow and the edge of the bow are also ridged.

A catchplate projects from the reverse of the foot of the brooch complete with rolled terminal to hold the pin.

The metal has a dark brown/green patina and is worn

Length: 55.7mm, Width: 19.1mm, Thickness: 3.7mm. Weight: 4.5g

Class: Aucissa
Sub class: Mackreth AVCISSA

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 40
Date to: Circa AD 60

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 55.7 mm
Width: 19.7 mm
Thickness: 3.7 mm
Weight: 4.5 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st September 2020

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Frilsham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU5373
Four figure Latitude: 51.45350933
Four figure longitude: -1.23863501
1:25K map: SU5373
1:10K map: SU57SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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