LEIC-1734C2: 1734C2 roman bow brooch

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Unique ID: LEIC-1734C2

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Roman copper alloy bow brooch, 56mm long and 54mm wide. The brooch is in a fair condition with a light brown patina and weighs 21.35 grams. The brooch consists of semi-circular sectioned wings which contain a spring of 12 coils, the pin is missing. The wings are decorated with two vertical bands of incised lines and raised dots at each side. The bow is also decorated with at least 4 vertical incised lines and has an intact catchplate which is also decorated with two horizontal incised lines, one along its upper edge and one near its centre.

Class: Bow

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: AD 1
Date to: AD 200

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 56 mm
Width: 54 mm
Thickness: 20 mm
Weight: 21.35 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 9th October 2005

Personal details

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Recorded by: Wendy Scott
Identified by: Mr Richard Knox

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: Blaby (District)
Parish or ward: Lubbesthorpe (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK5200
Four figure Latitude: 52.595316
Four figure longitude: -1.233765
1:25K map: SK5200
1:10K map: SK50SW
WOEID: 37399
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: loros rally

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: LEIC
Created: Thursday 15th December 2005
Updated: Thursday 24th February 2011

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