SF-7344E5: Roman brooch of Colchester Derivative hinged type

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BOW BROOCH

Unique ID: SF-7344E5

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An incomplete cast copper-alloy bow brooch dating to the Roman period, c. 43-100 AD. Only the head and upper bow survive intact, the remainder of the object missing in old breaks. It demonstrates a circular-sectioned winged head with an internal axis bar, a rectangular slot on the rear face of the object intended to provide the means of hinging the pin (the upper portion of which still survives). Each wing is decorated with two pairs of double transverse collars close to its terminal, the inner edges remaining plain. The bow is 'D' shaped in section, demonstrating a central raised ridge running down its entire length which effectively divides the bow into two long panels. Each of these contains raised oblique mouldings that give the impression of chevroned decoration. Concreted ferrous corrosion products are visible clustered around the underside of the head and one wing. Preserved in fair condition with an uneven and rather coarse greenish patina, it survives to a length of 23.12mm, 35.76mm wide at its head, and 2.83mm thick at the midpoint of the bow. It weighs 6.96g.

Similar brooches are published by Mackreth (2011) see especially p. 63, pl. 60, no. 2542.

Class: Colchester Derivative
Sub class: hinged

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: 23.12 mm
Width: 35.76 mm
Thickness: 2.83 mm
Weight: 6.96 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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