Finds keep coming from Roman excavation in Soham
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A ROMAN brooch is the latest artefact to be found at a former allotments site in Soham.
A La Tène brooch was recovered from the top fill of a Roman boundary ditch to the north of the Fordham Road dig site.
Martin Brook, of Archaeological Solutions, which is excavating the site, said: “The brooch was produced in the late Iron Age to early Roman period, between the first century BC and mid-first century AD.
“La Tène brooches were fairly common in Britain until the Flavian period, when they gave way to Colchester derivative brooches and imported styles.
“The piece would have been cast and formed from copper alloy.”
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As well as being decorative, the brooches would also have served a practical purpose, helping to fasten together cloaks or tunics.
The find comes just a week after a rare coin commemorating the city of Rome was discovered by the team.
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