NMS-B3698D: Roman brooch

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BROOCH

Unique ID: NMS-B3698D

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Roman copper alloy zoomorphic brooch, in the form of a duck, with a three dimensional neck and head and a hollow body. The head has ring-and-dots for eyes, a hollow body with open wings (one damaged) and enamelled panels on the wings representing feathers with remains of red and and possibly blue enamel, and the stump of a flat-sectioned tail. There are twin lugs with a fragment of the copper alloy pin at the tail end and a broken catch-plate at the other end of the hollow reverse. Surviving length 29mm. Width 25mm. Height 17mm. Cf. Hattatt, no.622. 2nd century AD.

Class: zoomorphic (duck)

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 100
Date to: Circa AD 200

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 29 mm
Height: 17 mm
Width: 25 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 20th March 2014 - Wednesday 16th April 2014

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Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 51480
Other reference: AHS042014

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete
Surface Treatment: Inlaid with enamel

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: Breckland (District)
Parish or ward: Roudham and Larling (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL9788
Four figure Latitude: 52.45441516
Four figure longitude: 0.8978555
1:25K map: TL9788
1:10K map: TL98NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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Recording Institution: NMS
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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