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HER Number:MDV1216
Name:Roman Ornaments from Cadbury Castle


Roman ornaments found at Cadbury Castle


Grid Reference:SS 913 052
Map Sheet:SS90NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishCadbury
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCADBURY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS90NW/9/3

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD (Between))

Full description

Fox, A., 1952, Roman objects from Cadbury Castle, 111 (Article in Serial). SDV340586.

Cadbury Castle objects of bronze, glass, shale. Find Number 13: bronze ring, rectangular section, with overlapping ends which have sprung apart, probably a finger ring. Find Number 14: bronze ring, rounded section and finely pointed ends, probably an ear-ring. Find Number15 : lead strip, flat on the back, decorated with fine wavy lines in a sunk oval and at the margin. Probably was inserted in a frame or binding and may have been part of a pendant, or decoration of an inlaid box. Metal tested by Alan Stuart of Exeter University. Find Number 16: bronze rod, pointed by slicing, for use perhaps as a stylus or for a pricker. Another smaller one found also in the well. Find Number 17: bronze finger ring, with bevelled shoulders expanding towards the bezel, which has an oval green-blue glass intaglio with a raised rectangular design. All dating to the 3rd or 4th century. Other details: Figure 3.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV340586Article in Serial: Fox, A.. 1952. Roman objects from Cadbury Castle. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 84. A5 Hardback. 111.

Associated Monuments

MDV1213Part of: Cadbury Castle (Monument)

Associated Finds

  • FDV3043 - ORNAMENT (I to Unknown - 43 AD)
  • FDV1225 - ORNAMENT (Roman to V - 43 AD to 410 AD)
  • FDV1226 - ORNAMENT (Roman to V - 43 AD to 410 AD)
  • FDV1224 - RING (Roman to V - 43 AD to 410 AD)

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 30 2013 11:35AM