Artefacts - Roman

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RAZOR
Unique ID:
PUBLIC-889594
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 Chronology
Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 200
Date to: Circa AD 410
 Dimensions and weight
Quantity: 1
Length: 56 mm
Width: 47 mm
Thickness: 6.5 mm
Weight: 27.42 g
 Spatial data
Region: London (European Region) 
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority) 
District: Bexley (London Borough) 
Parish or ward: St. Mary's (London Borough Ward)
 Description

Copper-alloy broad-bladed handle and part of the iron blade from a twin bladed triangular razor. The handle is 56mm in length and 47mm in width, with a maximum thickness of 6.5mm. The handle takes the form of the head and neck of a griffin, with the head turned backwards. The handle is basically triangular in plan, with a semi-circular recess removed from the lower edge of the handle. Both sides of the handle are decorated in the same manner. The iron blade was secured through a slot in the handle. The iron blade is corroded, but this is not too extensive.

Boon cites a similar example from Narona, Dalmatia now in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. Boon suggests that razors of this type were most likely to be used for trimming beards. This is a very fine example whose decoration is well-defined. Two similar examples have recently been recorded from Lincolnshire, although the griffin on these examples is not so well executed as the Bishopstoke example and there is little trace of decoration surviving on either of the Lincolnshire examples.

 Materials and construction
Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Iron
Completeness: Incomplete 
 Personal details
Recorded by: Mr David Clarke
Identified by: Mr David Clarke
 Discovery dates
Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 24th January 2017
 Site
Pasture 1a

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HARNESS FITTING
Unique ID:
PUBLIC-585756
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 Chronology
Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: IRON AGE
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa 10 BC
Date to: Circa AD 200
 Dimensions and weight
Quantity: 1
Thickness: 7 mm
Weight: 17.82 g
Diameter: 35 mm
 Spatial data
Region: London (European Region) 
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority) 
District: Bexley (London Borough) 
Parish or ward: St. Mary's (London Borough Ward)
 Description

A copper-alloy incomplete terret of rein ring of late Iron Age or Roman date. This terret consists of a large complete circular upper loop and a fragmentary probably originally rectangular lower loop. Both loops have a rectangular cross-section and the larger complete loop measures 35mm external diameter and 27mm in internal diameter. It is 7mm in thickness, but the top left part of the larger loop, is only 2.3mm in thickness, this is probably due to use wear. It has a light green patina. A very similar but complete terret has been found at Hacheston, Suffolk (Blagg, Plouviez, Tester, 2004, 128-129, fig 89, no 228).

Class: Terret

 Materials and construction
Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete
 Personal details
Recorded by: Mr David Clarke
Identified by: Mr David Clarke
 Discovery dates
Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 15th February 2017
 Site
Pasture 1a

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MINIATURE OBJECT
Unique ID:
PUBLIC-116693
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 Chronology
Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 200
 Dimensions and weight
Quantity: 1
Length: 25.13 mm
Height: 8.07 mm
Weight: 6.71 g
 Spatial data
Region: Eastern (European Region) 
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County) 
District: East Cambridgeshire (District) 
To be known as: Isleham 2011 Rally Area
 Description

A Roman lead alloy votive model axe dating AD 43-200. Lenght : 25.13mm, Height : 8.07mm, Width : Tapered 8.06 - 1.27mm, Dia. of hole : 2.6mm

Class: Axe

 Materials and construction
Primary material: Lead Alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete
 Personal details
Recorded by: Mr David Clarke
Identified by: Mr David Clarke
 Discovery dates
Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 2nd October 2011
 Site
Rally UK MDG - Arable

Artefacts - Roman Brooch

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BROOCH
Unique ID:
PUBLIC-C49653
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 Chronology
Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 150
Date to: Circa AD 200
 Dimensions and weight
Quantity: 1
Length: 33.02 mm
Width: 18.48 mm
Thickness: 2.6 mm
Weight: 4.87 g
 Materials and construction
Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Decoration style: Zoomorphic
Completeness: Incomplete
Surface Treatment: Inlaid with enamel
 Spatial data
Region: South East (European Region) 
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County) 
District: Sevenoaks (District) 
Parish or ward: Fawkham (Civil Parish)
 Description

A worn and incomplete copper alloy Roman zoomorphic bird plate brooch dating to c. 150-200AD. Description: The brooch consists of a large circular plate with projecting head and opposed slightly fanned tail. The heads and tails conceal the brooches conceals the catch plate and pin loop. The upper plate and the eyes of the bird have cast and finished champlevé cellwork. The eyes of the bird are missing their settings, likely enamel or possibly cut glass. The cellwork on the body is formed by a wide crescent with the concave side aligned forward. The crescent cell has three triangular aligned small circular cells with the point of the triangle aligned with the tail. The crescent is filled with dark red enamel which has come away in some places. The two parallel circular cells are filled with a cobalt blue enamel. The last circular cell has enamel which appears to be very weathered and remains yellow and it is unclear what the original colour would have been. There is significant wear around the head and tail. The reverse of the brooch has suffered from significant verdi gris copper-alloy corrosion. Discussion: This brooch fits Hull's type 213. This group of brooches appears to be of British production and date to the second half of the 2nd century, as shown from a number excavated examples (Bayley and Butcher 2004, 174) including some from the temple site at Springhead, Kent (Penn 1968. 84) close to this find.

 Personal details
Recorded by: Mr David Clarke
Identified by: Mr David Clarke
Secondary identifier: Mr Jo Ahmet
 Discovery dates
Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 16th May 2018
 Site
Grass 2z

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BROOCH
Unique ID:
PUBLIC-680684
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 Chronology
Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 200
Date to: Circa AD 350
 Dimensions and weight
Quantity: 1
Thickness: 14.9 mm
Weight: 27.8 g
Diameter: 41.5 mm
 Spatial data
Region: South East (European Region) 
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County) 
District: Tonbridge and Malling (District) 
Parish or ward: Wrotham (Civil Parish) 
 Description

An incomplete gilded copper alloy Roman disc brooch dating to AD 200 - 350, missing its central enamel or glass setting and pin. The disc is circular in plan and flat apart from three concentric ribs dividing the upper surface into three zones. The central rib is higher than the others, forming a collar for the central circular recess which would have once held the setting in place. The two outer rings are decorated with a regular pattern of engraved saltires alternating with transverse lines. The central collar and the two outer rings are gilded. There is a single lug on the reverse, probably for a spring, and a complete curled catchplate. The reverse, including the lug and catchplate, is tinned.The disc brooch measures 41.5mm in diameter, is 6.60mm thick, or 14.9mm thick with catchplate, and weighs 27.80g.Three similar gilded disc brooches are illustrated in Bayley and Butcher (2004), p.135, fig.101.

Class: Gilded Disc

 Materials and construction
Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Tin or tin alloy
Completeness: Incomplete
Surface Treatment: Gilded
 Personal details
Recorded by: Mr David Clarke
Identified by: Mr David Clarke
 Discovery dates
Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 13th March 2016
 Site
Pasture 4

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BROOCH
Unique ID:
PUBLIC-B016EF
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 Chronology
Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 80
 Dimensions and weight
Quantity: 1
Length: 25.84 mm
Width: 28.65 mm
Thickness: 14.73 mm
Weight: 8.93 g
 Spatial data
Region: London (European Region) 
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority) 
District: Bexley (London Borough) 
Parish or ward: St. Mary's (London Borough Ward)
 Description

An incomplete Roman copper alloy two-piece Colchester double-lug type brooch (AD43-80). The brooch has a plate at the back of the head which is pierced twice; the axis bar for the spring passes through the lower hole and the external chord through the upper hole. The spring has ten turns. The arms of the brooch has semi-circular covering the spring. The plate with the two holes extends over the head continues as a decorative ridge down the bow. The bow has a D-shaped cross-section and the brooch is broken approximately mid-way down the bow and the foot, catchplate and pin are missing. The copper alloy has a mid green patina. Dimensions: length: 25.84mm; width: 28.65mm; thickness: 14.73mm; weight: 8.93g

Class: Colchester derivative

 Materials and construction
Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete
 Personal details
Recorded by: Mr David Clarke
Identified by: Mr David Clarke
 Discovery dates
Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 19th February 2017
 Site
Pasture 1a

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BROOCH
Unique ID:
PUBLIC-E2E299
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 Chronology
Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 100
 Dimensions and weight
Quantity: 1
Height: 41 mm
Width: 19 mm
Weight: 4.06 g
 Spatial data
Region: Eastern (European Region) 
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County) 
District: Uttlesford (District) 
Parish or ward: Margaret Roding (Civil Parish) 
 Description

A copper-alloy fragment of a bow/fibula brooch. The form of the remaining piece suggests this is part of a 1st century Colchester derivative brooch. Only the lower to mid part of the bow, the foot and catchplate remain. The bow is of trapezoidal section, with a central ridge extending vertically down the outer surface. The catchplate has a rolled outer side and five sub-oval perforations.

Class: Colchester derivative

 Materials and construction
Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Fragment
 Personal details
Recorded by: Mr David Clarke
Identified by: Mr David Clarke
 Discovery dates
Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 25th October 2015
 Site
Rally UK MDG - Arable

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BROOCH
Unique ID:
PUBLIC-A8F1C8
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 Chronology
Broad period: IRON AGE
Period from: IRON AGE
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa 15 BC
Date to: Circa AD 60
 Dimensions and weight
Quantity: 1
Length: 52.8 mm
Height: 20 mm
Width: 16.03 mm
Thickness: 3.31 mm
Weight: 8.36 g
 Spatial data
Region: South East (European Region) 
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County) 
District: Thanet (District) 
Parish or ward: St. Nicholas At Wade (Civil Parish) 
 Description

This brooch has a slim arched bow 'D'-shaped in cross-section and has a groove running down the length, although this is mostly obscured by ware. The brooch has parallel-sided concave wings, both of which are broken. Between the wings where they join the bow is a hook to help secure the now missing spring and pin arrangement, formed from a small tab of copper-alloy folded back on itself. The pin is also missing, likely in antiquity. A broken catch plate projects from the rear of the bow, it was decorated with at least 9 circular perforations, the lower examples are now broken. The catch plate is decorated with incised dots where the catch plate emerges from the bow.

Class: Colchester Derivative
Sub class: One-piece

 Materials and construction
Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete
 Personal details
Recorded by: Mr David Clarke
Identified by: Mr David Clarke
Secondary identifier: Mr Jo Ahmet
 Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 19th August 2018

 Site
Saxon Shore MDC - Arable

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BROOCH
Unique ID:
PUBLIC-7455B4
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 Chronology
Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 1
Date to: Circa AD 100
 Dimensions and weight
Quantity: 1
Height: 23 mm
Width: 16 mm
Weight: 4.02 g
 Spatial data
Region: South East (European Region) 
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County) 
District: Swale (District) 
Parish or ward: Sheldwich (Civil Parish) 
 Description

A fragment of a copper alloy Hod Hill design brooch dating from the first century AD.There are two grooved vertical lines that travel down the center of the upper half. The center has one grove horizontal line that covers the width of the fragment and two faint lines within this grove. The upper half curves inwards and the lower half outwards in an S shape, it is heavily corroded on the top from the remains of an iron pin.

Class: Hod Hill

 Materials and construction
Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Iron
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Fragment
 Personal details
Recorded by: Mr David Clarke
Identified by: Mr David Clarke
 Discovery dates
Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st May 2016
 Site
Medway History Finders MDC - Arable

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