LON-097212: A Roman copper alloy fragment from a two-piece Colchester double-lug type brooch (AD43-80)

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BROOCH

Unique ID: LON-097212

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A Roman copper alloy fragment from a two-piece Colchester double-lug type brooch (AD43-80). Only the head of the brooch remains, the majority of the bow, spring and pin are missing. The brooch has a plate at the back of the head which is pierced twice; the axis bar for the spring passes through the lower hole and the chord through the upper; part of the axis bar is still present in the lower perforation. Dimensions: length: 21.00mm; width: 20.52mm; thickness: 20.33mm; weight: 4.25g.

Class: Colchester derivative

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: AD 43
Date to: AD 80

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 21 mm
Width: 20.52 mm
Thickness: 20.33 mm
Weight: 4.25 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st January 2008

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Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Central Bedfordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Central Bedfordshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Marston Moretaine (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP9940
Four figure Latitude: 52.049558
Four figure longitude: -0.557737
1:25K map: SP9940
1:10K map: SP94SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LON
Created: 14 years ago
Updated: 11 years ago

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