SUR-60E027: 03/531 Plate brooch, front view

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Unique ID: SUR-60E027

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A Roman copper-alloy lozenge-shaped plate brooch. The brooch has four projecting terminals, although one side projection is now missing. It is 36mm long and 25mm wide. The projection at the top is pierced for attachment (?to a chain). The lowest is tri-lobate and has three stamped ring-and-dot motifs. The one surviving side projection has a single ring-and-dot. The central raised setting contains the remains of an enamel inlay which appears white, and which itself sits on a raised platform. This platform and the outer edge of the brooch are decorated with a series of closely-spaced punched lines, each c1mm long. The spring and pin are missing. The pin was held between two close-set semi-circular lugs. The catchplate is intact.

Class: Lozenge shaped

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: AD 100
Date to: AD 250

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 36 mm
Width: 25 mm
Weight: 3.71 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st January 1985

Personal details

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Identified by: Mr David W Williams

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast

Surface Treatment: Inlaid with enamel

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Sussex (County)
District: Lewes (District)
Parish or ward: Beddingham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ4304
Four figure Latitude: 50.817898
Four figure longitude: 0.028642
1:25K map: TQ4304
1:10K map: TQ40SW
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

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUR
Created: 15 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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