NARC-D99A6B: NARC-D99A6B : Bracelet : Roman

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Unique ID: NARC-D99A6B

Object type certainty: Certain
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A fragment of a copper alloy Bracelet of Roman date (AD 250-410). One terminal is missing however the retained portion has hook, this is therefore a hook and eye type. The object has an abraded transverse break resulting the loss of a large portion of the hoop and the fastening eye. The hoop is rectangular in section and decorated with two motifs the portion toward the transverse break has a stamped ring and dot motif. The portion towards the retained hook has a series of transverse ribs. There is a raised step running transverse above the tapering recurved hook.

The metal has a dark brown and green colour with a pitted patina.

Length: 39.88mm, Width: 5.50mm, Thickness: 1.89mm, Weight: 3.6g.

Similar objects with comparable decoration are published by Crummy (1983), Fig 47, no. 1729

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 250
Date to: Circa AD 410

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 39.88 mm
Width: 5.5 mm
Thickness: 1.89 mm
Weight: 3.6 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Ellie Cox
Identified by: Miss Ellie Cox

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Decoration style: Geometric
Completeness: Incomplete
Surface Treatment: Stamped

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Milton Keynes (Unitary Authority)
District: Milton Keynes (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Castlethorpe (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP8043
Four figure Latitude: 52.07958892
Four figure longitude: -0.83403465
1:25K map: SP8043
1:10K map: SP84SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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