PUBLIC-801056: Brooch Colchester 1

Rights Holder: The Portable Antiquities Scheme
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BROOCH

Unique ID: PUBLIC-801056

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete copper-alloy enamelled headstud brooch of Roman date. The wings are rectangular in plan and rectangular in cross section. The bow projects outwards as a ninety degree angle and widens slightly before curving and narrowing towards the foot. The bow has a circular projection which is decorated with a central raised circular section surrounded by a circumferential groove which contains traces of enamel. A raised longitudinal ridge is visible along the remaining length of the bow which contains two lines of triangular recesses which point inwards and a line of central lozenegeform recesses. The triangular recesses are filled with traces of enamel. The reverse of the brooch is flat and undecorated. The catchplate is incomplete and bent.

The brooch is generally in very good condition. It weighs 9.8 grams, has a length of 41.6 mm and a head width of 6.2 mm.

Class: Headstud

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 75
Date to: Circa AD 200

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 41.6 mm
Width: 16.2 mm
Weight: 9.8 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 6th November 2011

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Cheddelwich

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
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

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 9 years ago

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