NARC-2ACFB6: Late Iron Age to Roman Colchester brooch

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BROOCH

Unique ID: NARC-2ACFB6

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A late Iron Age to early Roman copper-alloy Colchester one-piece brooch. The brooch consists of a long bow (58 mm in length) which would have originally bowed in a continuous curve, although it is now damaged and bent out of shape. The wings of the brooch are 14 mm wide. The head of the brooch would have originally had an integral sping and over-head chord hook. However the chord hook is broken and the spring, which would have been located under the rear of the chord hook, is missing. Very little of the brooch's catch plate remains. The brooch is similar to an example illustrated in Hattat (1989, page 25; fig 1455). It is late Iron Age to Romano-British in date, dating from the mid 1st century AD.

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: 58 mm
Width: 14 mm
Weight: 5.3 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st October 2004

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Tom Brindle
Identified by: Dr Tom Brindle

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northamptonshire (County)
District: South Northamptonshire (District)
Parish or ward: Tiffield (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP6952
Four figure Latitude: 52.161969
Four figure longitude: -0.992698
1:25K map: SP6952
1:10K map: SP65SE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

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Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: NARC
Created: 14 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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