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HER Number:MDV1217
Name:Bracelets from Cadbury Castle


24 bronze and shale bracelets were found in the well at Cadbury Castle and may have been a votive offering


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/9/4

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. Bracelets found in the well. Twelve bronze bracelets from this group are illustrated and described. Not illustrated there are fragments of four other bracelets with incised designs similar to Find Numbers 2, 8 and 11; there are also pieces of four plain bracelets, Find Number 3 with a flat section as Find Numbe 2, one with a rounded section as Find Number 1 and of Find Number 4 plain shale bracelets with section as Find Number 5, making a total of 24 bracelets in all. Other details: Figure 2.

Brown, T., 1954 - 1955, Buried Treasure Spires, 82 (Article in Serial). SDV340587.

The possibility that this group of objects was a votive offering is suggested.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV340586Article in Serial: Fox, A.. 1952. Roman objects from Cadbury Castle. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 84. A5 Hardback. 111.
SDV340587Article in Serial: Brown, T.. 1954 - 1955. Buried Treasure Spires. Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries. 26. Unknown. 82.

Associated Monuments

MDV1213Part of: Cadbury Castle (Monument)

Associated Finds

  • FDV2561 - ORNAMENT (I to Unknown - 43 AD)
  • FDV1227 - ORNAMENT (Roman to V - 43 AD to 410 AD)
  • FDV1228 - ORNAMENT (Roman to V - 43 AD to 410 AD)

Associated Events

  • EDV5935 - Geophysical Survey at Cadbury Castle, Devon

Date Last Edited:Mar 10 2016 10:10AM