ESS-7B349A: Roman copper-alloy disc brooch

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Unique ID: ESS-7B349A

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Cast copper-alloy disc brooch of Roman date (c. AD100 - 200). The brooch is flat and circular in shape. The face features a design of engraved concentric circles around a central divot. The bands formed between these engraved circular lines create raised rings. The widest of the two featuring engraved designs in the form of three triple dot motifs equidistant around the length of the band.
The outer edge of the face is raised slightly so that it forms a ridge, though much of this outer edge is now missing.
The underside of the brooch is plain and undecorated. There are the remains of a catch plate and lug on the underside also.

Dimensions: weight: 10.96g, diameter: 31.9mm, thickness: 2.6mm

For similar examples on the database see FAKL-C4CB25 and BH-B199C4

Class: Disc

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
Thickness: 2.6 mm
Weight: 10.96 g
Diameter: 31.9 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Sophie Flynn
Identified by: Ms Sophie Flynn

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on field
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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