SUSS-426CD8: An incomplete copper alloy Roman bow brooch, Colchester derivative, hinged pin, similar to Mackreth 2011, no.2229, dating 4th-5th century, AD.300-450.

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BROOCH

Unique ID: SUSS-426CD8

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An incomplete copper alloy Roman bow brooch, Colchester derivative, hinged pin, similar to Mackreth 2011, no.2229, dating 4th-5th century, AD.300-450. The brooch consists of the the head and part of the bow, it is missing much of the bow and foot as well as the pin. The wings of the brooch are wide, approx.10mm each and quite narrow, they have an iron rod for the hinge running through them. There is a loop at the head of the brooch, integrally cast, it stands off the main bow on a short neck. Below this loop there is a smooth rectangular section followed by a longer rectangular section that has two recesses running parallel down it's length, these are separated by a raised ridge and may have originally contained enamel, though no trace now remains. This section terminates in a small collar above a triangular decoration, the bow then continues, it is convex in cross section for this section. The brooch is broken just below the triangular decoration with an old worn break.

Length: 35.51mm
Width: 31.23mm
Thickness: 2.27mm
Weight: 6.1g

Class: Bow Brooch
Sub class: Colchester Derivative

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 300
Date to: Circa AD 450

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 35.51 mm
Width: 31.23 mm
Thickness: 2.27 mm
Weight: 6.1 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Edwin Wood
Identified by: Mr Edwin Wood

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Test Valley (District)
Parish or ward: Kimpton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU2646
Four figure Latitude: 51.21261637
Four figure longitude: -1.62915742
1:25K map: SU2646
1:10K map: SU24NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUSS
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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