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Find Spot record MDR3284 - Bronze axe and Roman brooch, Carsington Pasture, Brassington

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  • (Early Bronze Age to Roman - 2350 BC to 409 AD)

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Two fragments of a bronze socketed axe were found by a metal detectorist on July 8, 1983. Both pieces were found near the base of a large rocky outcrop at a depth of 3 " and 10" apart. Frag. 1 is part of a blade c.1" long, Frag. 2 is a corner of the socketed end, c. 1 1/8" by 3/4". Sketch of fragments in parish file. A bronze enamelled brooch was also found by a metal detectorist in July 1983 (day unknown). The brooch lay in a long slide of soil between two large outcrops of rock. It was identified by Dr John Collis as late 1st/early 2nd century. The point of the pin and most of the enamelling was missing, but it still had a red enamelled centre. There is a sketch on the SMR sheet (DCC). The brooch was kept by the finder. (Source of this information not specified)

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Grid reference SK 2360 5424 (point) (Approximate)

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Record last edited

Sep 19 2016 11:45AM

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