BH-255AD3: Roman Colchester derivative brooch (incomplete)

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BROOCH

Unique ID: BH-255AD3

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An incomplete copper-alloy Colchester-derivative brooch of double-pierced lug type, dating from the mid to late 1st century AD.

The horizontal wings take the form of a half-cylinder, at the centre of which there is a perforated lug containing the axis bar. Immediately above this lug is a second such lug containing the external chord, which holds in place the nine coils of the spring. The pin is missing. On top of the head, a short gap separates the uppermost lug from a ridge, the latter extending to the point at which the tapering, sub-rectangular-sectioned bow is broken.

Dimensions: 29.5mm long, 26.6mm wide (head), 13.4mm deep. Weight: 11.17g.

Class: Colchester-derivative (double-pierced lug)

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 29.5 mm
Width: 26.6 mm
Weight: 11.17 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 22nd April 2012

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Julian Watters
Identified by: Mr Julian Watters

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 12/61 - 7

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: South Cambridgeshire (District)
To be known as: Great and Little Chishill

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 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: Thursday 3rd May 2012
Updated: Tuesday 15th March 2016

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