NMS-673802: Roman Plate Brooch

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Unique ID: NMS-673802

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Incomplete Roman copper alloy plate brooch, with the pin and one terminal missing. Mackreth 2011, PL CONT 2.d1. The flat and lozengiform main part is inlaid with enamel, probably red in a central round cell and four white roundels surrounded by blue in a large outer cell (cf. Hattatt 2000, fig. 207, no. 571). There are no side lugs. The incomplete surviving terminal is decorated with punched double concentric ring-and-dots and on its reverse there is an incomplete double lug for a hinged pin. Extant length and width 28.3 and 18mm. 2nd century.

Field T3

Class: Mackreth 2011, PL CONT 2.d1

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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: 28.3 mm
Width: 18 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st October 2015 - Saturday 31st October 2015

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Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 33431
Other reference: SET102015

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: South Norfolk (District)
Parish or ward: Tacolneston (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TM1494
Four figure Latitude: 52.50188446
Four figure longitude: 1.1515025
1:25K map: TM1494
1:10K map: TM19SW
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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Recording Institution: NMS
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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