NLM564: Bow brooch

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Unique ID: NLM564

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Central groove along the bow. Wings partly broken off, also catchplate, but clearly cut out design.


Checked by MF following Sophie Catley. Sub-classification added: 'Langton Down' following source record; dating completed [unamended]; drawing ref. added.

Class: Bow brooch
Sub class: Langton Down


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: AD 43
Date to: AD 100

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 43 mm
Width: 17.7 mm
Weight: 7.52 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 11th February 1998

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Marina Elwes

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLPS0649 nlm00649

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: East Lindsey (District)
To be known as: EAST LINDSEY

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Other
Specific landuse: Unknown

References cited

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Find number: NLM815
Object type: BROOCH
Broadperiod: ROMAN
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Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: NLM
Created: 20 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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