SF-755B64: Roman plate brooch

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Unique ID: SF-755B64

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An incomplete Roman copper-alloy of Hattatt gilded glass centre boss type (1989, fig 223, no 641). The glass boss is now missing, the pin loop is incomplete and pin missing. The brooch is oval in shape and around the recessed empty oval shaped setting there are wavy grooves and traces of gilding. The back face is flat and has a white metal coating, the catchplate is bent. This brooch measures 27.38mm in length and 21.38mm in width.

Class: plate

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 100
Date to: Circa AD 300

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 27.38 mm
Width: 21.38 mm
Weight: 6.75 g

Discovery dates

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

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Faye Minter
Identified by: Miss Faye Minter

Other reference numbers

Other reference: finders reference; 218

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Braintree (District)
To be known as: Steeple Bumpstead

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
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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

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