CAMHER-8829C2: Colchester brooch

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Unique ID: CAMHER-8829C2

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Corroded remains of a Colchester one-piece brooch made from copper alloy. It has tiny stubs of rectangular wings, a forward-facing hook worn to a tiny curved spike, the remains of the pin as another spike, and a very corroded circular-section bow curving down to a point. The remains of a catchplate can be seen as a thin fin on the reverse of the foot. The metal is a rough brown. Late Iron Age or early Roman, c. 20-60 AD. 41 mm long. 2.15g.

Class: Colchester one piece

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: IRON AGE
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: IRON AGE
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: AD 25
Date to: AD 60

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 41 mm
Weight: 2.15 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 5th March 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Helen Geake
Identified by: Dr Helen Geake

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: South Cambridgeshire (District)
Parish or ward: Weston Colville (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL6250
Four figure Latitude: 52.124573
Four figure longitude: 0.365031
1:25K map: TL6250
1:10K map: TL65SW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Whilst metal detecting

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: CAM
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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