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Anonymous

fitting<br>
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sorry its a bit blurry<br>
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any doubt that this is a bit of seggie?<br>
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currently on display as a box fitting<br>
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could anyone give a date for it?<br>
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Anonymous

It looks like a Corbridge segmentata hinge to me. Compare to this: [url=http://www.larp.com/legioxx/lorfit.gif" target="top]www.larp.com/legioxx/lorfit.gif[/url] <p></p><i></i>
Okay, I'm going to go for Saddo of the Year Award and venture that this picture was taken in the Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology and that the object concerned is the lobate hinge from Santon, Norfolk (Thomas Fiv,43). Dating of a find like this, divorced from its original context, is of course impossible, but there is an obvious temptation to link it to the post-Boudiccan campaign of Paullinus - a temptation that Graham Webster* was unable to resist ;-)<br>
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Mike Bishop<br>
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* G. Webster 1978: <em>Boudica. The British Revolt Against Rome in AD 60</em>, London, 104 <p></p><i></i>

Anonymous

Mike-you win the award!!<br>
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and they seemed so surprised<br>
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next time I'll have to post something really obscure<br>
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