BROOCH

Unique ID: LIN-D00147

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Enamelled copper alloy brooch in the form of an axe. The axe has a wide angled blade that narrows to the centre and flares again at the butt end. The upper perimeter is straight whereas the lower one is concave. There is a small integral loop at the top of the shaft. Both the axe and the shaft are recessed and decorated with blue enamel. There is a double lug on the reverse of the axe and a catchplate on the reverse of the lower part of the shaft. Remains of a copper alloy spring lie between the lugs. The pin is missing.

Class: Axe

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Circa AD 75
Date to: Circa AD 150

Dimensions and weight

Length: 31 mm
Quantity: 1

Personal details

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Recorded by: Adam Daubney - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Adam Daubney - [view all attributed records]

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Manufacture method: Cast [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Surface Treatment: Inlaid with enamel [scope notes | view all attributed records]

A resized image of Roman votive miniature axe

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Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands
County: Lincolnshire
District: North Kesteven
To be known as: Aswarby

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector [scope notes]
General landuse: Cultivated land[scope notes]

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Created: Friday 28th September 2007
Updated: Thursday 24th February 2011

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