NLM645: Bow brooch

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Unique ID: NLM645

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Pin and part of the spring missing, incised lines and one 'eye' on foot, none on top. German, Claudian.


Checked by MF following Sophie Catley. Dating completed [unamended]; drawing ref. added.

Class: Bow

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: AD 43
Date to: AD 60

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 53.7 mm
Width: 10.2 mm
Weight: 4.21 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 3rd March 1998

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Marina Elwes

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLPS0724 nlm00724

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Decoration style: Other

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: Fenland (District)
To be known as: FENLAND

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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Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

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

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