FASW-EBA195: Colchester 2-piece brooch

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Unique ID: FASW-EBA195

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Incomplete, copper-alloy two-piece Colchester brooch. The spring is secured by passing the external chord and the axial bar through a lug with two perforations behind the head. The lug is flat and there is no crest extending on to the head. The sprung pin of eleven turns was broken and repaired in antiquity; the pin and three spring turns were replaced with the end of the spring attached under and over the external chord. The wings are almost flat and have two transverse grooves at either end. A v-shaped notch has been removed from the upper edge of one wing in order to accomodate the repaired spring which sits above and behind the axis bar. The gently curving plain bow is circular in section and is broken above the half-way point. The pin is intact, but bent. The bow is 22mm long and the width of the wings is 31mm.

Class: Colchester two-piece

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 50
Date to: Circa AD 70

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 22 mm
Width: 31 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st June 2002 - Tuesday 1st April 2003

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Winchester (District)
To be known as: Owslebury

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: FASW
Created: 18 years ago
Updated: 11 years ago

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