SF-BD10F5: Roman brooch of the Colchester Derivative double lug type.

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BROOCH

Unique ID: SF-BD10F5

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An incomplete copper-alloy Roman brooch of the Colchester Derivative double lug type, dating to AD 43-100. The head has two wings with a C-shaped profile; they house a copper-alloy spring, which is coiled around an iron axis bar. The axis bar and a fragment of the chord are held by a double lug at the centre of the back of the head. The front face of the wings have a transverse groove at the outer end. The bow is oval in cross-section and tapers towards the broken foot. The spring is moderately worn and stained by iron corrosion products. The surfaces are abraded.

As Mackreth (2011, Vol. 2, plate, 34, p. 37, nos. 1365, 1376).

Length: 20.26 mm

Width of the head: 22.79 mm

Thickness of the bow: 3.12 mm

Weight: 5.61 g

Class: Colchester derivative, Harlow, double lug
Sub class: Mackreth 2011, CD Ha

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 100

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 20.26 mm
Width: 22.79 mm
Thickness: 3.12 mm
Weight: 5.61 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 9th October 2019

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Iron
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata


County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Suffolk Coastal (District)
To be known as: Wantisden

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

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