WMID-1C40D0: Bronze Age to Roman bead (profile, front, profile, reverse)

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Unique ID: WMID-1C40D0

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An incomplete and damaged copper-alloy bead of possible unknown date, possibly dating from Bronze Age to Roman date (c. 2400 BC-c. AD 410).

This bead is circular in plan and has a central sub-circular perforation. The internal edges of the perforation are bevelled.

The bead has a brown coloured patina and area where the original surface has been damaged.

Similar beads are recorded on the PAS database with a variety of date ranges suggested, cf. LEIC-3641F5, SOM-DA2D9C, IOW-04D9D1.The patina of this object might suggest a Bronze Age date, however other comparisons date to the Roman and Iron Age period.

The bead measures: Diameter: 10.34 mm; thickness: 1.61 mm; minimum diameter of hole: 4.69 mm. Weight: 5.3 grams.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa 2400 BC
Date to: Circa AD 410

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.61 mm
Weight: 5.3 g
Diameter: 10.34 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Victoria Allnatt
Identified by: Miss Victoria Allnatt

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Warwickshire (County)
District: Rugby (District)
Parish or ward: Brinklow (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP4280
Four figure Latitude: 52.41639048
Four figure longitude: -1.38390121
1:25K map: SP4280
1:10K map: SP48SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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