LIN-D00147: Roman votive miniature axe

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Unique ID: LIN-D00147

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Enamelled copper alloy brooch in the form of an axe. The axe has a wide angled blade that narrows to the centre and flares again at the butt end. The upper perimeter is straight whereas the lower one is concave. There is a small integral loop at the top of the shaft. Both the axe and the shaft are recessed and decorated with blue enamel. There is a double lug on the reverse of the axe and a catchplate on the reverse of the lower part of the shaft. Remains of a copper alloy spring lie between the lugs. The pin is missing.

Class: Axe

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 75
Date to: Circa AD 150

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 31 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Adam Daubney
Identified by: Dr Adam Daubney

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast

Surface Treatment: Inlaid with enamel

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: North Kesteven (District)
To be known as: Aswarby

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Recording Institution: LIN
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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