HAMP-0BDD77: Roman multiple motif bracelet fragment

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BRACELET

Unique ID: HAMP-0BDD77

Object type certainty: Certain
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A fragment from a copper-alloy bracelet of late Roman date (c. 4th century AD). The artefact is sub-rectangular with a rectangle with rounded corners form in cross-section. In profile it forms a shallow curve. The bracelet is decorated unifacially using multiple motifs. Bracelets decorated using different motifs have been found in this country and on the continent (see for example Crummy (1983, 46; fig. 47), Swift (2000, 154; fig. 192)). This example has broken at the edge of a small field which is roughly square and bears a punched ring-and-dot motif. A slight constriction and a transverse linear incision divide this from a longer, rectangular field. This latter begins and ends with a transverse groove. Between are two longitudinal ridges formed as a result of three lines of circular punches. The ridges feature a line of ring-and-dots in low relief. Such a bracelet would have probably been fastened by a hook-and-eye clasp. Beyond the rectangular field is a constriction, before a field with incurved sides; perhaps the beginnings of the eye end, the terminal having broken off. This field bears a lozenge moulded in low relief. The artefact is corroded with a mid-green patina.

Class: multiple motif

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 300
Date to: Circa AD 410

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 32.9 mm
Width: 8.85 mm
Thickness: 2.6 mm
Weight: 3.48 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 30th September 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Robert Webley
Identified by: Mr Robert Webley

Other reference numbers

Other reference: E2298

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Winchester (District)
To be known as: Denmead CP

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

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

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