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Unique ID: BERK-023902

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A Roman copper alloy and iron Colchester, Polden Hill type brooch, twisted and bent. It has an iron spring and a missing, presumably iron, pin. It has moulded wings and an openwork catchplate, which is bent, and a deep groove down the bow. Dating to the period AD 75 - 175.


Oxfordshire & West Berkshire PAS Record Sheet No: P563

Class: Colchester derivative, Polden Hill

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 75
Date to: Circa AD 175

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 38.9 mm
Width: 30.8 mm
Weight: 20.3 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 15th September 2017

Rally details.

This object was found at Detectival 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Michael Byard
Identified by: Miss Anni Byard

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Iron
Manufacture method: Cast
Decoration style: Openwork
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP3014
Four figure Latitude: 51.82382138
Four figure longitude: -1.56612665
1:25K map: SP3014
1:10K map: SP31SW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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