Record Details

NHER Number:33612
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Roman brooch and other multi period metal finds


Metal detecting in 1998-99 and in 2008 recovered a variety of multi period metal finds. The most interesting was a beautiful Colchester type Roman brooch.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 72 13
Map Sheet:TF71SW

Full description

April 1998. Metal detecting find. Context 2 at location [1].
Recovered a beautiful Colchester one-piece brooch. Rectangular-section wings, decorated on front with three vertical grooved mouldings. On reverse is a neat pin spring (half missing) and a forward-facing hook which curves down over the top of the bow to end in a disc decorated with a punched circle. Bow is fairly wide and flat and decorated with a wide central groove with two zig-zag mouldings within. No foot knob. Remains of perforated catchplate on reverse with rocker-arm decoration. Roman 1st century AD in date.
See (S1) no.753 for a similar example.
A polaroid photograph of this find is held by NCM.
A.Rogerson (NLA) 27 May 1998.

February 1999. Metal detecting at Context 1 at location [2].
A selection of finds recovered from here including Roman coins, a medieval belt mount and post medieval hooked tag.
See lists in file with grid references.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 2 April 1999.

April - May 2008. Metal detecting.
Three medieval metal objects.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 2 June 2008.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Roman to 19th Century - 43 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STYLUS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DRESS HOOK (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Publication: Hattatt, R.. 1985. Iron Age and Roman brooches.

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