Complete copper alloy ‘Nauheim Derivative’ brooch, strip-like bow, narrowing to foot and with central cleft with oblique ‘nicks’ outside and crosscuts at foot.
Probably dates from the mid-1st century AD, from around the time the site was first established.
It was found within the fill of a ditch of late 3rd to 4th century date, and so is likely to have been an earlier loss, disturbed and redeposited in this later ditch, or may have been a brooch that had a long history of use, perhaps kept as an heirloom.
Other information & metadata
Site location: Stoke Gifford, South Gloucestershire
Project type: Archaeological excavation
Site type: Rural settlement
Discovery context: Ditch
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