EEN ROMEINSE SPIEGEL UIT EEN NIEUW ONTDEKTE TERP IN DRONRIJP (FR.)
In the summer of 2001, two local amateur archaeologists found a large quantity of native Roman Age pottery west of Dronrijp, province of Friesland. Subsequently two test trenches were excavated by ARC bv. The site contained the remnants of a terp, which was inhabited in the 2nd and 3rd cenfuries AD. Occupation at this site may have started in the 1st century AD. The top layers o f the terp had been quarried away in the past, for their fertile soil. Besides a vast amount of pottery, a small piece of bronze was found. This proved to be part of a bronze mirror. The piece of metal was flat, with a smooth surface. One edge was rounded. Along the rounded edge, one side of the metal was decorated with two grooves. The mirror is possibly of type Ga, which can be dated in the second half of the first century AD. This littie piece of metal is the first (evidence of a) Roman mirror in Friesland that has been faund in a reliable archaeological context.