Unique ID: LEIC-051068

Object type certainty: Possibly
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated

A fragment of curved copper alloy that may be part of the bow from a flattened Roman brooch, although the anterior and posterior ends appear to be smoothly cut or finished rather than broken. One end is plain and flared; the other is rounded and decorated with two horizontal grooves. The object is in poor condition, is 20mm long, 13mm wide, 5mm thick and weighs 4.52g.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: With finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: UNKNOWN

Dimensions and weight

Length: 20 mm
Width: 13 mm
Thickness: 5 mm
Weight: 4.52 g
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 22nd October 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Phil Harding - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Dr Phil Harding - [view all attributed records]

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2329

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Manufacture method: Cast [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Completeness: Fragment [scope notes | view all attributed records]

A resized image of Roman brooch fragment

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Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands
County: Leicestershire
District: Harborough
Parish: Frisby

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK7017
Four figure Latitude: 52.746099 Four figure longitude: -0.96447
1:25K map: SK7017
1:10K map: SK71NW
WOEID: 26348592
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector [scope notes]
General landuse: Cultivated land[scope notes]
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m[scope notes]

Adjacent Domesday Book places

Domesday data within 2 km of discovery point is surfaced via the excellent Open Domesday website.

References cited

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Created: Tuesday 1st November 2011
Updated: Tuesday 1st November 2011

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