BH-1B5205: Iron Age to Roman Colchester One-Piece brooch

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BROOCH

Unique ID: BH-1B5205

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An incomplete Late Iron Age to early Roman (c. AD 25 to c. 60) Colchester One-Piece brooch. The brooch comprises a rectangular-section bow which is bent to form an arch. The bow tapers slightly to a point and is flattened to form a triangular catchplate. At the other end, the bow tapers and becomes circular in section to form the integral spring mechanism, of which only one coil remains. The pin is missing.

Colchester One-Piece brooches are derived from Continental brooches (Bayley and Butcher, 2004, 149) and are a La Tène III type, and are common in the middle years of the first century. Worrell (2007) suggests they date to c. 25 to c. 60 AD. Hattat (Hattat, 1985) illustrates a similar brooch No. 250. Mackreth (2011) classes this type as a Colchester Derivative Part 3 Type 2 (The British Standard) Plate 22.

Bayley and Butcher, 2004 Roman Brooches in Britain: A technological and Typological Study Based on the Richborough Collection Society of Antiquaries

Hattat, R 1985 Iron Age and Roman Brooches Oxbow

Mackreth, D. F. 2011 Brooches in Late Iron Age and Roman Britain Volume 1Oxford: Oxbow Books

Worrell, S. 2007 'Roman Brooch Timeline' North-West PAS Newsletter

Class: Colchester One Piece

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: IRON AGE
Period from: IRON AGE
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa
Date to: Circa AD 60

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 34 mm
Width: 4 mm
Weight: 1.53 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 22nd October 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Philippa Walton
Identified by: Dr Philippa Walton

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: South Oxfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Chalgrove (Civil Parish)

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