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BH-738F8E: Iron Age to Roman Colchester brooch (incomplete)

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BROOCH

Unique ID: BH-738F8E

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

An incomplete copper-alloy Colchester (one-piece) brooch, dating from the Late Iron Age to Early Roman period.

The wings are of flat section and straight-sided. The two prongs which project from the centre of the head's underside represent the remains of the spring and rearward lug. The bow is of 'D-shaped' section, its straight sides tapering towards a pointed foot. No trace remains of the pin or catchplate.

Length: 25.4mm; width: 11.2mm. Weight: 1.94g.

Class: Colchester

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: IRON AGE
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: IRON AGE
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 25
Date to: Circa AD 60

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 25.4 mm
Width: 11.2 mm
Weight: 1.94 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st February 2014

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 14/97 - 13

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hertfordshire (County)
District: East Hertfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Westmill (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL3525
Four figure Latitude: 51.90718634
Four figure longitude: -0.03894845
1:25K map: TL3525
1:10K map: TL32NE
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
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BH
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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