NMS-669535: Late Iron Age - Roman Colchester brooch

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BROOCH

Unique ID: NMS-669535

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Incomplete Late Iron Age to Roman copper alloy Colchester brooch of Mackreth's (2011) Type 2 dating to the period c. AD 15 - 65. The head exhibits the stubs of flat, rectangular wings, both terminating in old breaks. projecting from the centre of the head is the stub of the integrally cast spring mechanism, one loop of which remains. Directly above and running down the bow is the forward facing hook which would have held the external chord in place. The bow tapers back from the head, terminating in a worn break. The stub of the catchplate projects from the underside of the lower bow, terminating in an old break. The foot is missing.

See: Mackreth, D.F, 2011, Vol. I, p. 37 & Vol. II, p. 25, pl. 22, no. 626.

Class: Colchester
Sub class: Mackreth, D.F, 2011, Vol. I, p. 37 & Vol. II, p. 25, pl. 22, no. 626.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: IRON AGE
Period from: IRON AGE
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 15
Date to: Circa AD 65

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 66.2 mm
Width: 12 mm
Thickness: 18 mm
Weight: 13.5 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 9th October 2018 - Monday 12th November 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Julie Shoemark
Identified by: Miss Julie Shoemark

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 30237
Other reference: KLMD112018

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: King's Lynn and West Norfolk (District)
Parish or ward: Marham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF7110
Four figure Latitude: 52.66075131
Four figure longitude: 0.52697446
1:25K map: TF7110
1:10K map: TF71SW
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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Recording Institution: NMS
Created: 4 months ago
Updated: About one month ago

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