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East Gate, 1969. By A. C. Harrison,
nos. 4060 and 4064, but the band down the back
is blank. Enamel red and blue. The bronze of this brooch has
turned a chalky white.
6026. Housesteads. Newcastle University Museum,
P.S.A.N., 4th series, i (1925), 52. Like nos. 4060 and
The only evidence here for dating is that no. 6026
could not have been deposited before about A.D. 120. So far as I
know the type is British and has not been found on the Continent.
The four-figure numbers used above, and references to
type-numbers, are the catalogue-numbers and type-numbers used in
my conspectus of ancient British brooches, which exists at present
as two copies in typescript, one of which is deposited with the
Society of Antiquaries at Burlington House. Publication is in
III. OTHER FINDS (Fig. 20)
Small finds were not particularly
numerous and only two are thought worth illustrating.
(a) Bone die with numbers one to six. In every
respect except size similar to the one illustrated in Richborough
I28 (fig. 20, no. 10).
(b) Bead in transparent green glass. Cf. Richborough
IV,28 pl. lv, 235 (fig. 20, no. 11).
(c) Melon-bead in blue glass paste, cf. Richborough
IV,28 pl. lv, 240.
(d) Three complete plain bone pins, one dyed green to
(e) A bronze pin with plain knob.
(f) Bronze finger-ring, with traces of red enamel in
the bezel; very similar to a bronze finger-ring from Nor'nour (Arch.
Journ., cxxiv (1967), fig. 8, no. 6.
(g) Two pairs of bronze tweezers.
(h) Piece of polished red and white marble 1¾ in. x
1¼ in. chamfered on two sides. Probably part of a palette. Cf. London
in Roman Times, London, 1946, p. 82, fig. 20(i).
(a) Loom-weights (PL. I and Fig.
20, no. 12). The vertical or warp-weighted loom was used from the
earliest times and weights intended for use with it have been
found in Britain from the Bronze Age onwards.88
J. P. Bushe-Fox, Excavations at the Roman Fort at Richborough,
Kent, I-IV, Oxford, 1926-49.
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