NLM763: Bow brooch

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Unique ID: NLM763

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Simple wings, simple serrated inset moulding along bow. Hinged, pin present, bit of catchplate missing.


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

Class: Bow brooch
Sub class: Dolphin


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: AD 43
Date to: AD 200

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 34.9 mm
Width: 20.9 mm
Weight: 6.95 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st January 1990

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Marina Elwes

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLPS890 nlm00890

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast

Spatial metadata

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

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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