SF-757573: Roman plate brooch

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Unique ID: SF-757573

Object type certainty: Certain
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Roman copper-alloy plate brooch, circular in shape and flat with a slightly recessed central circular part with a circular hole through its centre, presuambly another seperate decorative part could have been riveted on to this brooch. There are traces of a white metal coating on the front face. On the back face there is a double pin lug and an opposing catchplate. This brooch measures 24.25mm in diameter. It is very similar to examples from Germany (Riha, 1979, gruppe 7, type 7.2, no 1510 and 1515).

Class: plate

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 150

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.94 g
Diameter: 24.25 mm

Discovery dates

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

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Faye Minter
Identified by: Miss Faye Minter

Other reference numbers

Other reference: finders reference; 258

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

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

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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