LON-A10591: Roman copper alloy Knickfibel brooch

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Unique ID: LON-A10591

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A Roman cast copper alloy Knickfibel type brooch dating from the 1st century AD. The bow brooch has a Colchester spring gear with six coils and external cord and cord hook protruding from the front of the head. The head is 16.5mm wide and 26.9mm of the pin survives. The bow protrudes from the head perpendicularly before bending though 90 degrees. A rounded collar decorates the mid section on the bow. The foot is pointed in shape and had the catch plate still present on the reverse. Hattat illustrates the type (1987 p30 ref 754) and suggests that this is a continental type of brooch that may have been brought into Britain by incoming troops. c.1-50 AD.

The brooch is 48.1mm long, 17.8mm wide, 3.6mm thick and weighs 7.6 grams.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 48.1 mm
Width: 17.8 mm
Thickness: 3.6 mm
Weight: 7.6 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Kath Creed
Identified by: Miss Jennifer Jackson

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Dartford (District)
Parish or ward: Southfleet (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ6171
Four figure Latitude: 51.415161
Four figure longitude: 0.313845
1:25K map: TQ6171
1:10K map: TQ67SW
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LON
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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