NLM-E1E4A1: Roman Colchester Type Brooch

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Unique ID: NLM-E1E4A1

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An incomplete cast copper alloy Romano-British one-piece Colchester type brooch. Behind the flat rectangular wings is a copper alloy spring with four surviving coils. The other half of the coils and the pin are missing. On top of the head is a forward facing hook to secure the spring. The plain bow is hexagonal in section and tapers to a plain pointed foot. The long catchplate is incomplete at the bottom and has two surviving rectangular perforations. The surviving length of the catchplate is 17.8mm and the width is 13.6mm. There are some traces of bronze disease on the bow and catchplate. The length of the brooch is 51.6mm, the width is 18.8mm and the weight is 8.52g.

Class: Colchester

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 100

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 51.6 mm
Width: 18.8 mm
Weight: 8.52 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st March 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Lisa Staves
Identified by: Ms Lisa Staves
Secondary identifier: Dr Kevin Leahy

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM11406

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lancashire (County)
District: Chorley (District)
Parish or ward: Wheelton and Withnell (District Ward)

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Recording Institution: NLM
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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