SF5325: Colchester derivative / Polden Hill variant BOW BROOCH

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Unique ID: SF5325

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Copper alloy brooch fragment, Polden Hill variant. Upper part only, missing spring, pin; very corroded. Wing terminals have 9mm wide flaps folded around the axis bar; the spring chord was held by a rear hook, now largely missing. The wings are decorated with single diagonal grooves and a group of three at the terminals. The bow is oval in section and has at least one central groove. Width 33mm, surviving length 23mm. Type as West Stow no.160, ADT 038 has similar wing decoration.

Class: Colchester derivative / Polden Hill variant


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: AD 43
Date to: AD 65

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 23 mm
Width: 33 mm
Weight: 8.36 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st November 2000

Personal details

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Recorded by: Judith Plouviez
Identified by: Judith Plouviez

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Mid Suffolk (District)

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

References cited

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Recording Institution: SF
Created: 17 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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