SF-FE493C: Roman brooch of Colchester Derivative type

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BOW BROOCH

Unique ID: SF-FE493C

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An incomplete and corroded copper-alloy bow brooch of Colchester Derivative rearhook type, dating to the Roman period, c. 43-100 AD. The spring and pin are missing as well as the rearhook itself, though otherwise the object is preserved intact. It demonstrates a hemi-spherically sectioned winged head, at the midpoint of which on its rear face would originally have been a rearward-facing hook. The wings themselves are short and stubby, with no decoration visible. The bow is 'D' shaped in section and plain except for a prominent ridge running down its midpoint. At the foot of the brooch projecting from its rear face is the catchplate, though now somewhat abraded. Preserved in poor condition with an uneven greenish patina, it measures 31.63mm in length, 15.13mm wide at the head, and 2.78mm thick at the midpoint of the bow. It weighs 4.41g.

Class: Colchester Derivative
Sub class: rearhook

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 100

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 31.63 mm
Width: 15.13 mm
Thickness: 2.78 mm
Weight: 4.41 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 7th March 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Alex Bliss
Identified by: Mr Alex Bliss

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: Mid Suffolk (District)
To be known as: Bedfield

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

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