PUBLIC-2551FE: PUBLIC-2551FE Roman brooch

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-2551FE

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An incomplete Roman copper alloy Colchester derivative, Polden Hill brooch, dating to the period AD 50 -150. Most of the pin and the lower part of the bow & catchplate are missing. There is a pierced lug (which has also loss to the top) at the head of the bow in which the chord is located; the wings are semi-circular in cross section with end caps, they are decorated to the front with 2 transverse grooves either side of the bow. The copper alloy spring is complete and has 10 coils. The bow has a longitudinal ridge at the centre of the outer face, and has a convex undecorated underside, but has surface loss to the top and sides, so any other decoration there may have been is no longer visible.

The surviving portion measures 17.8mm in length by 20.0mm wide, and weighs 3.67g.

Class: Colchester derivative, Polden Hill

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: With finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to Landowner


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 50
Date to: Circa AD 150

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 17.8 mm
Width: 20 mm
Weight: 3.67 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 5th January 2020 - Sunday 5th January 2020

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Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: Hinckley and Bosworth (District)
To be known as: Cadeby

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: With finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

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Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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