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BROOCH

Unique ID: SF-0290FB

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An incomplete cast copper-alloy fragment originating from a brooch of probable Colchester Derivative type, dating c. AD 43-100. Only the lower bow, foot and catchplate survive, the rest of the brooch missing in an old break. The bow is 'D' shaped in section with a prominent longitudinal moulded ridge, the foot plain and the catchplate triangular with a rolled back edge that originally would have accomodated the pin. At the centre of the catchplate is a small oval cut-out section. Preserved in fair condition with an even greenish patina, it survives to a length of 22.65mm, 2.79mm thick at the truncated end of the upper bow, and weighs 2.45g.

As the head is missing, this brooch cannot be exactly typed. However, most of those with cutouts in their catchplates broadly belong to the Colchester Derivative forms. Compare Mackreth (2011) vol. II, pl. 31-35.

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: 22.65 mm
Thickness: 2.79 mm
Weight: 2.45 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 29th September 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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Recording Institution: SF
Created: 3 years ago
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