SF-9CC453: Roman brooch of Colchester Derivative type, double-lugged subtype

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BROOCH

Unique ID: SF-9CC453

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An incomplete cast copper-alloy Colchester derivative, double pierced lug, Harlow type brooch dating to the Roman period, c. 43-100 AD. It has a winged head, with a perforated double-lug at its midpoint. The bow is 'D' shaped in section, demonstrating a prominent central ridge that runs continuously from the head to foot. From the rear of the bow at its lower bow. There is, a sub-rectangular projecting catchplate with a rolled back edge projects. Preserved in fair condition with an even green patina, it measures 35.25mm long, 20.22mm wide at its head, and 2.57mm thick at the midpoint of the bow. It weighs 5.21g.

For a broadly similar broch, see Mackreth (2011), vol. II, pl. 32, no. 11498- though this example does not have an openwork catchplate and is somewhat smaller.

Class: Colchester derivative, double pierced lug, Harlow type

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: 35.25 mm
Width: 20.22 mm
Thickness: 2.57 mm
Weight: 5.21 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 27th July 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: Suffolk (County)
District: St. Edmundsbury (District)
To be known as: Poslingford

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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Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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