DUR-4E0446: t-shaped bow brooch DUR-4E0446

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Unique ID: DUR-4E0446

Object type certainty: Certain
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Cast copper alloy Roman bow brooch, it appears to be a variant of a T-shaped and headstud type, dating to the late 1st century- 2nd century.

It is mostly complete. The headloop is slightly broken, it has been cast integrally to the head. The wings are square-ended with two raised vertical lines on each as decoration. The bow has three vertical ridges on the top, which run together and become two by the foot. The

It is a hinged type with the axis bar being held within close wings. The pin is missing just the end point, measuring 26.82mm in length.

Class: T-shaped

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 75
Date to: Circa AD 200

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 40.84 mm
Width: 15.65 mm
Thickness: 17.8 mm
Weight: 6.7 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st September 2010

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Frances McIntosh
Identified by: Miss Frances McIntosh

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Dalton Area

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DUR
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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