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Unique ID: SF-53DBDE

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An incomplete cast copper-alloy fragment originating from a bow brooch of Roman date, probably c. 43-125 AD. The fragment consists the lower bow, foot and catchplate only-the rest of the object missing in an old break. The bow itself is decorated with three raised vertical ribs, but is otherwise plain. The catchplate is triangular in plan and flattened, its back edge curved to accommodate the pin. Preserved in rather poor condition, it survives to a length of 24.21mm, 4.07mm wide at the midpoint of the bow by 9.11mm thick between the bow and catchplate. It weighs 2.11g. Due to its fragmentary condition, the exact type of this brooch can not be ascertained.

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 125

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 24.21 mm
Width: 4.07 mm
Thickness: 9.11 mm
Weight: 2.11 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 14th January 2019

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Alex Bliss
Identified by: Mr Alex Bliss

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

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

References cited

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