LANCUM-03C993: Roman brooch, Colchester derivative

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Unique ID: LANCUM-03C993

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Head fragment of Roman Colchester derivative, Dolphin-type brooch. The bow is decorated with a fairly high ridge, but there was probably no enamel or glass decoration attached to it. The pin and foot are missing, but the spiral (also made from cast cu-alloy) is still in place, as well as the cast cu-alloy cover. The spring cover is plain.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 200

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 17 mm
Width: 21 mm
Thickness: 3 mm
Weight: 5.09 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st January 2006

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Dot Boughton
Identified by: Dr Dot Boughton

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: St. Edmundsbury (District)
To be known as: Bury St Edmunds

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on village (which isn't a parish)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

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Recording Institution: LANCUM
Created: 12 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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