SUR-74FB82: 03/542 Hod Hill brooch

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Unique ID: SUR-74FB82

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A Hod Hill-type brooch, the spring and pin are both missing together with the two side lugs. The bow is decorated with a complicated series of transverse parallel ribs and flutings. On the bow is a rectangular expansion with similar ribs, and flutings which alternate between thick and thin, arranged at 90 degrees to those on the bow. The raised ribs on the expansion have faint transverse notched ornamentation. On the wide flutings on both bow and expansion are well-preserved white metal surfaces.

Class: Hod Hill

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: AD 75
Date to: AD 100

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 40 mm
Width: 17 mm
Weight: 4.04 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st January 2003

Personal details

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Identified by: Mr David W Williams

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete
Surface Treatment: White metal coated

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

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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