ASHM-A7371D: Roman brooch: Colchester type

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Unique ID: ASHM-A7371D

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A large and incomplete cast copper-alloy Roman brooch of the Colchester one-piece type, dating to the period c. AD 25-60. The open work catch is broken and two coils of the spring and the pin are missing. Decoration is found down the spine of the bow possibly in a zig-zag pattern. See Hattatt (2007:296) no. 253 for a brooch with similar decoration.

Class: Colchester one-piece

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Undergoing further examination at a museum


Broad period: IRON AGE
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: IRON AGE
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: IRON AGE
Date from: Circa AD 25
Date to: Circa AD 60

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 76.8 mm
Width: 22.2 mm
Weight: 14.9 g

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: ASHMBD457

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Decoration style: Linear
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Lambourn (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU3582
Four figure Latitude: 51.53582476
Four figure longitude: -1.49678079
1:25K map: SU3582
1:10K map: SU38SE
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

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Audit data

Recording Institution: ASHM
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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