SF-92ED82: Colchester derivative bow brooch

Rights Holder: Suffolk County Council
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Unique ID: SF-92ED82

Object type certainty: Probably
Workflow status: Published Find published

A cas copper alloy Roman bow brooch fragment, Colchester derivative type. 43-100 AD. It consists of the wings and upper bow only, the coil, pin and catch-plate are missing. The wings are shallow and not quite semi-cylindrical, and are decorated on the outside with several bands of transverse mouldings. The bow has a central longitudinal panel of moulding and is incomplete at the foot because of old breaks. The reverse side of the bow has a hollow channel. The brooch fragment measures 28.23mm in surviving length and is 29.19mm in width across the wings. It weighs 8.05g.

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: 28.23 mm
Width: 29.12 mm
Weight: 8.05 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st September 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Jane Carr
Identified by: Mrs Jane Carr

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Suffolk Coastal (District)
To be known as: Sutton

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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