SOM-374017: Roman bracelet

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Unique ID: SOM-374017

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A copper alloy fragment from a Roman bracelet dating to the period c. AD 43 - 100. The bracelet is a wide cuff type and is decorated a pair of incised lines running down the centre and incised lines running parallel with and close to each edge. It is slightly convex on each face giving a pointed oval section. The inner surface is smooth and undecorated. It terminates in an old break at either end. It is shallowly curved in profile with a distinct bend in before the break, probably damage.

The fragment measures 24.8mm in length, 10.9mm in width, is 2.0mm thick and weighs 3.04g.

Although decorated with a different motif, a late Roman bracelet with a similar, thick, rectangular cross section can be seen published by Leach (1994: 123, no.17), excavated in Ilchester. Crummy (1983: 37) records two similar wide armlets, in particular no.1586 form a context dated c. AD 43 to c. AD 55, and suggests these are a distinct and early type.

Class: Wide cuff

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 410

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 24.8 mm
Width: 10.9 mm
Thickness: 2 mm
Weight: 3.04 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Laura Burnett
Identified by: Ms Laura Burnett

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: South Somerset (District)
To be known as: Milborne Port CP

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

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Created: 5 days ago
Updated: 5 days ago

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