SF-506F48: Roman brooch of the Colchester derivative hinged type.

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BROOCH

Unique ID: SF-506F48

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete copper-alloy Roman brooch of the Colchester derivative hinged type, dating to AD 43-120. The head has two cylindrical wings, which retain the possibly copper-alloy axis bar; one of the wing is incomplete. The back of the head has a transverse slot, from which a fragment of the pin is still hinged to the axis bar. The bow is roughly D-shaped and tapers towards the break. The surfaces are heavily worn.

Cf Mackreth (2011, Vol 2, pl 57, p. 60, no. 2512).

Length: 18.62 mm

Width of the head: 20.12 mm

Thickness of the bow: 3.85 mm

Weight: 2.54 g

Class: Colchester Derivative hinged
Sub class: Mackreth CD H 4.i

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: 18.62 mm
Width: 20.12 mm
Thickness: 3.85 mm
Weight: 2.54 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 15th June 2018

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary 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: Ashfield cum Thorpe

Spatial coordinates


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

Discovery metadata

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

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