SF4761: Chatelaine PLATE BROOCH

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Unique ID: SF4761

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Copper alloy chatelaine brooch. Missing pin, damaged lugs and catchplate, missing chatelaine bar and one side lug. The pin was hinged on 2 close set lugs. The central circular area consists of a projecting hollow cone with small (abraded) centre knob and four radiating ribs dividing an enamelled area into quadrants, two of which contain light blue (turquoise) enamel, the others dark and discoloured. This central cone is bounded by a deep groove. The outer, slightly convex plate has a rectangular band above the chatelaine bar subdivided into triangles - the lower row are discoloured dark, the upper has turquoise, yellow, centre two empty, yellow, empty (the empty ones are difficult to distinguish from the dark discoloured ones). The curved band forming the rest of the semi-circular plate has seven curved-sided triangles with their apexes outwards; the outer two and the central one containing yellow enamel. At either end of the line of 7 triangles is a small triangle and a semi-circle; on one side the small triangle contains turquoise, on the other the semi-circle does. All this area has a dark discoloured background. A small projecting circular plate at the top has four petal shapes in copper alloy against an empty enamelled background; the surviving side projection has a ring and dot motif with no surviving enamel. On the reverse, the circular plate at the top has the remains of the catchplate, and the double pin bar lug is in the centre of the bottom. One side lug for the missing chatelaine bar has worn or broken through. Width (excluding projections) 30mm, height 41mm. Type as Hattatt nos. 603, 1081-1082 (Hull type 199), fairly similar in design to no.603 except for the detail of the central cone.


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Class: Chatelaine

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 41 mm
Width: 30 mm
Weight: 15.73 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st January 2001

Personal details

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Recorded by: Judith Plouviez
Identified by: Judith Plouviez

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy

Surface Treatment: Inlaid with enamel

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Mid Suffolk (District)
To be known as: SUFFOLK BARKING

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

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Recording Institution: SF
Created: 18 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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