SF-687E0C: Roman copy of a  Rosette brooch

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BROOCH

Unique ID: SF-687E0C

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An incomplete copper-alloy Late Iron Age to Roman brooch, copying the Rosette Type, dating to the 1st century AD. The plate in plan has a the shape of an inverted thistle, consisting of an upper disc-shaped part above a sub-triangular element. The disc has breaks at its top suggesting that must have been where the hinged pin was attached; in its centre there is a circular hole blocked by remains of the corroded copper-alloy rivet. The front face of the plate is decorated with five radial grooves origineted from the forementioned rivet-hole and running only towards the sub-triangular element leaving large part of the disc blank. The front face of the plate has traces of the catch plate now very worn.

This is probably part of a group of brooches which are to all intents and purposes Rosettes, but are not part of the main sequence. They are copies in essence of the main group. See Mackreth (2011, Vol. I, p. 32, nos. 8, 9a; for examples see Vol. II, p. 22, plate 19, nos. 6030, 6038).

The date is AD 20-60.

Length: 23.88 mm

Width: 14.85 mm

Thickness: 2.22 mm

Weight: 2.55 g

Class: rosette
Sub class: Mackreth 2011, Vol. I, p. 32, nos. 8, 9a; for examples see Vol. II, p. 22, plate 19, nos. 6030, 6038).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: IRON AGE
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: IRON AGE
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 20
Date to: Circa AD 60

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 23.88 mm
Width: 14.85 mm
Thickness: 2.22 mm
Weight: 2.55 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Riccardo Caravello
Identified by: Mr Riccardo Caravello

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: St. Edmundsbury (District)
To be known as: Gt Barton

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