NMGW-45FEB3: Roman bracelet of cable type

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BRACELET

Unique ID: NMGW-45FEB3

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Roman copper alloy bracelet, probably of late 3rd or 4th century date.


The bracelet is of cable type and is fragmentary with approximately half represented and is without either terminal (with a surviving length of 61.3mm and a weight of 6.6g). The bracelet is of sub-square section (4.5mm - 5.0mm square) and has little curvature for the majority of the surviving fragment, perhaps suggesting an original sub-rectangular form. The cable bracelet comprises two intertwined strands of rectangular section (1.1mm x 3.2mm). The surface of the bracelet is corroded with a dark-green patina.
The bracelet can be paralleled with examples excavated at Colchester (Crummy 1983, p 38, nos. 1610-1613) and elsewhere. The Colchester examples were recovered from 4th and early 5th century burial deposits.

1. Crummy N., 1983; The Roman small finds from excavations in Colchester 1971-9; Colchester Archaeological Report 2

Class: cable (2 strands)

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 150
Date to: Circa AD 410

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 61.3 mm
Weight: 6.6 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Wenke Domscheit
Identified by: Mr Mark Lodwick

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NMWPA 2014.149.23

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Decoration style: Interlace
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Broughton Gifford (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST8862
Four figure Latitude: 51.35694263
Four figure longitude: -2.17372181
1:25K map: ST8862
1:10K map: ST86SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NMGW
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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