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BROOCH

Unique ID: SF-C127C8

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An incomplete cast copper-alloy fragment originating from a Roman brooch of probable Colchester Derivative hinged type, dating c. 43-100 AD. Only the catchplate, lower bow and foot survive, the rest of the brooch missing in an old break. It demonstrates a longitudinal groove down the midpoint of the bow, which itself terminates in a small knopped foot. Preserved in fair condition with an even greenish patina, it survives to a length of 24.59mm, 12.95mm thick between the catchplate and bow, and weighs 1.98g.

Though the head of the brooch does not survive, similarly knopped feet are visible on brooches of the aforemmentioned type published by Mackreth (2011, vol. II, pl. 63-66).

Class: Colchester derivative, hinged type
Sub class: Mackreth 2011, CD H

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: 24.59 mm
Thickness: 12.95 mm
Weight: 1.98 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 28th March 2018

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Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Forest Heath (District)
To be known as: Mildenhall

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

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Created: 4 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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