HAMP3518: Two-piece Colchester BROOCH

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Unique ID: HAMP3518

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Cast copper-alloy two-piece Colchester brooch. Semi-cylindrical side wings have grooved and moulded decoration. Spring of eleven turns which is secured by passing the external chord and the axial bar through a lug with two perforations behind the head. Oval-sectioned upper bow with low central ridge which is flanked by two grooves. Only upper part of bow survives, Pin missing.

Class: Two-piece Colchester


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 50
Date to: Circa AD 70

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 20 mm
Width: 30 mm

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Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Winchester (District)
Parish or ward: Corhampton and Meonstoke (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU6219
Four figure Latitude: 50.967092
Four figure longitude: -1.118443
1:25K map: SU6219
1:10K map: SU61NW
Grid reference source: GPS (From FLO)
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 less than 0.25 m

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Crummy, N. 1983 Colchester Archaeological Report 2: The Roman small finds from excavations in Colchester, 1971-9 Colchester Colchester Archaeological Trust Ltd 12 nos. 48, 50, 52 fig. 6

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HAMP
Created: 19 years ago
Updated: 11 years ago

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