CAM-9423C1: Roman sceptre or staff

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Unique ID: CAM-9423C1

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A fragment of a cast copper alloy sceptre or staff handle dating to the Roman period. The fragment comprises a circular section hollow tube, encircled at the mid point by a prominent lentoidal rib. The handle has a present length of 54mm. At the mid point the diameter is 26mm. Elsewhere it measures 14mm. It is similar to an example identified as a Roman sceptre from Wanborough, Surrey (Surrey report. SyAC82. Sceptre handle no28).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 54 mm
Width: 26 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st January 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Philippa Walton
Identified by: Dr Philippa Walton

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: Huntingdonshire (District)
Parish or ward: Godmanchester (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL2570
Four figure Latitude: 52.313886
Four figure longitude: -0.167729
1:25K map: TL2570
1:10K map: TL27SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: CAM
Created: 12 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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