SF-8F28D4: Roman disc brooch

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Unique ID: SF-8F28D4

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Gilded copper alloy disc brooch, Hattatt's 'gilded glass centre boss' type. Missing pin and central setting. The spring survives on the single pierced lug, with an iron axis bar. Traces of silvering on the back extend onto catchplate and spring lug. The centre setting is enclosed by a 2mm high rim; in the middle is a raised 2.5mm diameter ring and around this a dark gritty decayed material.A single flat band, with patchily surviving gilding, has a continuous row of S stamps. Diameter 25mm, thickness at rim 2mm. As Hattatt no 1214; this later Roman type was produced in Britain.

Class: gilded glass centre boss

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: AD 200
Date to: AD 350

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 8.66 g
Diameter: 25 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st March 2006

Personal details

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Recorded by: Judith Plouviez
Identified by: Judith Plouviez

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy

Surface Treatment: Gilded

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Created: 12 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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