NLM-867FF2: Roman Colchester Derivative Brooch

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Unique ID: NLM-867FF2

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Copper alloy brooch. Cast Colchester derivative, rearhook brooch, Mackreth 2011, chapter 3, part 2, group 3c. Semi-tubular wings formerly retained a spring, pale material on their inner surface may indicate the former presence of a solder fixative to help secure the spring [lost]. The wings bear a single rib moulding at either end and a diagonal moulding across the display face. They are clasped by a D-section bow with a central longitudinal rib which becomes billeted beyond the crest of the bow, and which may be the remnant of a rearward-facing hook. The bow tapers to a plain foot with an unpierced and folded catch plate behind it. A patch of grey corrosion and a break towards the lower end of the bow appear to represent recent damage. The rearhook form is associated with the Iceni tribe of East Anglia, and its appearance is thought to represent the presence or passage of a member of that tribe. Before AD 61 this might have been as a casual traveller; thereafter, more likely a person caught up with a diaspora following the suppression of the Boudiccan revolt. Iceni craftsmen are thought to have relocated to Castleford, West Yorkshire, among other places. Suggested date: Early Roman, 50-75.

Length: 45.0mm, Width: 29.8mm, Thickness (crest of bow): 8.1mm, Weight: 14.67gms

Class: Colchester derivative, rearhook
Sub class: Mackreth 2011, chapter 3, part 2, group 3c

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 50
Date to: Circa AD 75

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 45 mm
Width: 29.8 mm
Thickness: 8.1 mm
Weight: 14.67 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 16th January 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Martin Foreman
Identified by: Mr Martin Foreman
Secondary identifier: Ms Sally Worrell

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM38479

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: West Lindsey (District)
To be known as: near Market Rasen

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

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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