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HER Number:18163.59
Name:CARN BREA - Romano British findspot


Romano-British bronze fibulae, tweezers ring and brooch were obtained by metal-detectors from a "tor west of truro", very probably Carn Brea

Grid Reference:SW 6855 4080
Parish:Carn Brea, Kerrier, Cornwall
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Protected Status

  • Conservation Area: CARN BREA
  • Scheduled Monument CO79: Carn Brea Castle

Other References/Statuses

  • Cornwall SURVEY NAME (temporary): ROM
  • Primary Record No. (1985-2009): 18163.59

Monument Type(s):

  • FINDSPOT (Romano British - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Full description

Mr G Smith records that Romano-British bronze fibulae, tweezers, ring and brooch were obtained by metal-detectors from a "tor west of Truro". This probably refers to Carn Brea as the antique dealer to whom the artefacts passed had been told that there had been excavations at the site. Alternatively, they might have come from Carnmenellis, where detectorists were known to be active (b1). The dealer had also been informed that the finder had uncovered some "woven wood", indicating that the discovery was made by digging at some depth rather than going over the topsoil. The objects have been drawn by R Penhallurick. A bronze age spear or arrowhead was also found (prn 18163.33)
(b1) - Smith, G, 1981, Pers Comm, ,

Associated Finds

  • FCO4464 - BROOCH (Romano British - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FCO1265 - RING (Romano British - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FCO4465 - SPEAR (Romano British - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FCO3257 - TWEEZERS (Romano British - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Events: none recorded

Related records

18163Part of: CARN BREA - Neolithic tor enclosure, Iron Age hillfort (Monument)