NLM-B26AF4: Brooch fragment from Bigby

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Unique ID: NLM-B26AF4

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Copper alloy and shell.

Probable Brooch fragment, from costume jewellery. Rectangular frame of pressed metal of thickness 0.6mm with a hollow cylindrical knop at each end, and with three rings of diameter 4mm attached to its lower bar; the latter presumably attached either further decorative pendant elements (now lost), or perhaps the means of attachment. A pair of tiny sheet metal straps secure a rectangular sheet of semi-translucent shell of thickness 0.7mm to the front of the brooch. Suggested date: Modern, 1900-1960.

Length: 38.3mm, Width: 8.2mm, Thickness (overall): 3.7mm, Weight: 1.70gms.

Class: Plate

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MODERN
Period from: MODERN
Period to: MODERN
Date from: Circa AD 1900
Date to: Circa AD 1960

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 38.3 mm
Width: 8.2 mm
Thickness: 3.7 mm
Weight: 1.7 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 15th February 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Martin Foreman
Identified by: Mr Martin Foreman

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM17722

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Recording Institution: NLM
Created: Friday 17th June 2011
Updated: Wednesday 7th September 2011

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