BH-A0AC11: Roman Colchester derivative brooch (incomplete)

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Unique ID: BH-A0AC11

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An incomplete copper-alloy Colchester derivative brooch, dating from the mid to late 1st/early 2nd century AD.

The wings are parallel-sided and of flat section. A perforated lug at the centre would have contained the now-missing axis bar. The top of the bow forms a right angle with the head, the latter of which has a second perforation, in which is contained a remnant of the external chord. The bow is of flattened-oval section, its depth being greater than its width. There is a gradual tapering towards the point of the break.

Dimensions: 23.7mm long, 15.1mm wide. Weight: 3.31g.

Class: Colchester derivative

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 100

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 23.7 mm
Width: 15.1 mm
Weight: 3.31 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st October 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Julian Watters
Identified by: Mr Harvey Cross
Secondary identifier: Mr Julian Watters

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 12/3 - 15

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Bedford (Unitary Authority)
District: Bedford (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Stagsden

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BH
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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