SF-50C222: Roman brooch of Colchester Derivative double-lugged type

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BOW BROOCH

Unique ID: SF-50C222

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An incomplete cast copper-alloy bow brooch of Colchester Derivative double-lugged form dating to the Roman period, c. AD 43-100. Only the pin and part of the spring are missing, the rest of the object preserved intact. It has a hemi-spherically sectioned head with a rearward-facing double lug projecting from its midpoint, through which are still threaded the remains of the spring and axis bar. The bow is 'D' shaped in section and crested, demonstrating a prominent central moulding running down its midpoint as this portion of the object tapers. At the foot of the brooch projecting from its rear face is a plain triangular catchplate with a rolled back edge intended to accomodate the original pin. Preserved in good condition with an even greenish patina, it measures 35.09mm in length, 21.33mm wide at its head and 4.24mm thick at the midpoint of the bow. It weighs 8.15g.

A similar brooch is published by Mackreth (2011) see vol. II, p. 38, no. 1471.

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: 35.09 mm
Width: 21.33 mm
Thickness: 4.24 mm
Weight: 8.15 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 28th October 2017

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: Babergh (District)
To be known as: Great Waldingfield

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