Record Details

NHER Number:37475
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Roman seal box lid


A Roman seal box lid with traces of decayed enamel found during metal detecting.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 47 12
Map Sheet:TG41SE

Full description

Field contains NHER 37425.

July 2002. Metal detecting.
Roman copper alloy gilt seal box lid, very corroded, pointed oval, pierced lug for hinge opposite broken location lug, whitish-green oval of decayed enamel within broad gilded border, 21 x 34mm. Compare with examples in (S1). ?2-3rd century AD.
Identified by S.J. Ashley (NLA), 28 August 2002.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 6 September 2002.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • SEAL BOX (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Article in Serial: Crummy, N.. 1983. The Roman Small Finds from excavations in Colchester 1971-9.. Colchester Archaeology. No 4618. Nos 103-104.

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