NMS-365796: Romano-British stag brooch

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Unique ID: NMS-365796

Object type certainty: Certain
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Zoomorphic enamelled plate brooch in the form of a stag with backward-turning head and antlers grown together to from a ring or loop. Hind leg, lower foreleg, catchplate flap and part of pin missing. The colour(s) of the enamel, which fills a round cell on the haunches and rectangular cells on the body and neck are not certain. The animal’s back and flanks are outlined in tiny transverse engraved lines. Double pin lug. Length >38mm. 2nd century.

Class: Plate

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: AD 100
Date to: AD 200

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 38 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st May 2006

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Ellen Bales
Identified by: Dr Andrew Rogerson

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Enamel

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: King's Lynn and West Norfolk (District)
To be known as: Hockwold

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NMS
Created: Tuesday 11th July 2006
Updated: Thursday 24th February 2011

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