Record Details

NHER Number:2667
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Roman oval brooch with amethyst (poorly located)


In 1855 an oval brooch of gilt metal with amethyst, perhaps dating to the late Roman period, was recovered from the parish of Swaffham. The exact nature and location of this discovery are unclear.

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Full description

Oval brooch of gilt metal with amethyst. F. Haverfield 'Perhaps late Roman work'
NCM catalogue No. 426.
In NCM. [1]
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 80 NW 5 [2].
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Roman. Swaffham.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Article in Serial: Fitch, R. 1859. Notice of an Oval Jewelled Fibula found at Swaffham, Norfolk. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol V pp 354-356.
<S2>Article in Serial: 1857. Proceedings at the Meetings of the Archaeological Institute. The Archaeological Journal. Vol XIV pp 272-290. p 287.
<S3>Monograph: 1901. The Victoria History of Norfolk. The Victoria History of the Counties of England. Vol 1. pp 321-338; Fig 33.
<S4>Publication: Southwell. 1895. Guide to Norwich Castle Museum. p 171.

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