BM-B0CE12: Roman P-shaped brooch

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Unique ID: BM-B0CE12

Object type certainty: Possibly
Workflow status: Published Find published

A fragment of a copper-alloy prick spur dating to the fourth century AD. The fragment comprises a portion of one side of the spur, which is arched and lentoidal in section. It extends to a circular-section neck with a conical goad with baluster mouldings. The spur measures 27mm in length and 7mm wide. The goad has a maximum diameter of 4mm. Compare with No. 319, Fig. 11.9 recovered during the excavations at Piercebridge (Cool 2008, 260).


SF 4296. Seen 23.04.18

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 300
Date to: Circa AD 410

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 27 mm
Width: 7 mm
Diameter: 4 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Philippa Walton
Identified by: Dr Philippa Walton

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Box 15

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: North East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Darlington (Unitary Authority)
District: Darlington (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Piercebridge (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: NZ2115
Four figure Latitude: 54.52984883
Four figure longitude: -1.67701825
1:25K map: NZ2115
1:10K map: NZ21NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Other chance find
Discovery circumstances: While diving in the River Tees

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BM
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 6 months ago

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