SF-9A004B: Roman brooch of Colchester Derivative rearhook type

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BROOCH

Unique ID: SF-9A004B

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An incomplete cast copper-alloy bow brooch of Colchester derivative rear-hook type dating to the Roman period, c. 43-100 AD. It demonstrates a hemi-spherically sectioned winged head, with each side demonstrating a single oblique moulding of reeded decoration. The chord, axis bar and pin are missing in old damage. The bow is 'D' shaped in section, demonstrating a central moulded longitudinal ridge with reeded motifs down its entire length, which extends to the foot of the brooch. From the rear face of the object, the remains of the catchplate extend. Preserved in fair condition with an even green patina, it measures 38.18mm long, 25.10mm wide at its head, and 4.41mm thick at the midpoint of the bow. It weighs 8.86g.

A practically identical brooch is illustrated by Mackreth (2011) vol. II, p. 43, pl. 40, no. 910.

Class: rearhook

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 100

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 38.18 mm
Width: 25.1 mm
Thickness: 4.41 mm
Weight: 8.86 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 15th May 2017

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Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Braintree (District)
To be known as: Stambourne

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

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