SF-676D93: Roman brooch of Colchester Derivative double-lugged type

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BOW BROOCH

Unique ID: SF-676D93

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A mostly complete cast copper-alloy two-piece bow brooch of double-lugged Colchester Derivative type dating to the Roman period, c. 43-100 AD. Only the pin mechanism, pin and part of one lug are missing in old damage, the rest of the object preserved intact. It demonstrates a hemispherically sectioned winged head (the latter undecorated), with a projecting double-lug at the midpoint of its rear face. The bow is 'D' shaped in section and tapers long its length, demonstrating a prominent longitudinal moulded crest that runs down its middle. At the foot of the brooch, the catchplate projects from its rear, being triangular in plan with a rolled back edge (now filled with ferrous corrosion products) to accomodate the original pin. Preserved in fair condition with an even greenish patina, it measures 36.67mm in length, 17.42mm wide at its head, and 2.89mm thick at the midpoint of the bow. It weighs 5.41g.

Class: Colchester Derivative
Sub class: double-lug

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: 36.67 mm
Width: 17.42 mm
Thickness: 2.89 mm
Weight: 5.41 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 11th July 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: Wilby

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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