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BOW BROOCH

Unique ID: SF-CBC85A

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An incomplete cast copper-alloy bow brooch of Colchester Derivative double-lugged type dating to the Roman period, c. AD 43-100. Only the head and upper bow survive, the pin, lower bow and foot missing in old breaks. The head demonstrates plain hemi-spherically sectioned wings, a perforated double-lug projecting from its midpoint on the rear face of the object. Part of the spring and axis bar remains threaded through these. The bow is 'D' shaped in section and demonstrates a prominent longitudinal crest extending down its midpoint until the bow truncates about a third of the way down its original length in an old break. Preserved in rather poor condition with an uneven greenish patina, it survives to a length of 16.99mm, 17.46mm wide at its head, 3.01mm thick at the truncated end of the bow, and weighs 2.84g.

Similar brooches are published by Mackreth (2011) see vol. II, p. 36, pl. 33, no. 9592, for a close example.

Class: Colchester Derivative

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: 16.99 mm
Width: 17.46 mm
Thickness: 3.01 mm
Weight: 2.84 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 27th August 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: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: St. Edmundsbury (District)
To be known as: Brockley

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Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

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