Findspot - Roman metal finds

Description of this historic site

Findspot - 19 coins and a few bronze objects, including waste products were found 250m south east of Bordon Hill. The finds suggest that metal working was being carried out at the site. All the finds were of Roman date.

Notes about this historic site

1 Finds made by a metal detector user at the above grid reference and brought into Birmingham Museum for identification. Finds included nineteen Roman coins, all 3rd to 4th century, and a small number of items of metalwork including two fragments of bronze fibulae, two fragmentary rings that could well be Roman and a strange ‘spoon-like’ object. There are also 1 or 2 pieces which suggest very strongly that metal working was going on on the site. There are two scraps of bronze, a possible lead (alloy?) casting sprue and a small block of lead (alloy?).
2 Archaeological observation of the laying of a new pipeline between Bordon Hill (SP 17 54) and the A46 Alcester Road (SP 17 55) revealed 8 highly abraded Roman sherds and a number of fragments of tile, to the NW of the metal-detector site. Possible indication of settlement activity within the area.