NLM673: bow brooch

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Unique ID: NLM673

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Big crossbow brooch, part of pin missing, crenelated foot, knobs conical. Iron central axis bar.


Checked by MF following Sophie Catley. Classification changed from 'bow' to 'crossbow'. Dating completed [unamended]; drawing ref. added.

Class: Crossbow

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: AD 200
Date to: AD 410

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 70.2 mm
Width: 54.9 mm
Weight: 47.47 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 25th March 1998

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Marina Elwes

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLPS776 nlm00776

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: EASTLINDSEY

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

No references cited so far.

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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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