DUR-651997: Bow brooch

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Unique ID: DUR-651997

Object type certainty: Certain
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Cast copper alloy part of a Roman bow brooch, 2nd century in date.

It is incomplete, with the bow having broken before the foot, the headloop mostly missing and the pin broken. It is a hinged example and the top of the pin still remains, hinged on the axis bar enclosed inside the wings.

Class: Bow

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 100
Date to: Circa AD 200

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 23.45 mm
Width: 14.57 mm
Thickness: 4.8 mm
Weight: 2.3 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)
Parish or ward: North Dalton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE9252
Four figure Latitude: 53.95592
Four figure longitude: -0.599449
1:25K map: SE9252
1:10K map: SE95SW
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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