SF-CA6784: Roman brooch of the Colchester derivative rear hook Type.

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BROOCH

Unique ID: SF-CA6784

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An incomplete copper-alloy Roman brooch of the Colchester derivative rear hook Type, dating to AD 43-70. It has a winged head and a D-shaped cross sectioned bow. The wings are slightly curved in profile and are heavily worn towards the ends. On the top of the head there is a remainder of the now worn away rear hook. The front face of the bow has a low longitudinal ridge, which flattens to the surface of the bow after 9.90 mm from the head of the brooch. The back face of the bow has a reminder of the catch-plate. The brooch is abraded and worn.

Cf Mackreth (2011, p. 43, no. 13354).

Length: 31.37 mm

Width: 15.02 mm

Thickness of the bow: 4.76 mm

Weight: 4.79 g

Class: Colchester derivative, rear hook
Sub class: Mackreth 2011, CD RH 3k

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 70

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 31.37 mm
Width: 15.02 mm
Thickness: 4.76 mm
Weight: 4.79 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 13th December 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Riccardo Caravello
Identified by: Mr Riccardo Caravello

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: Mid Suffolk (District)
To be known as: Hesset

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Recording Institution: SF
Created: 7 months ago
Updated: 7 months ago

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