NMS-E2E8C2: Roman bow brooch

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Unique ID: NMS-E2E8C2

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Triangular foot and lower end of the bow of a Roman copper alloy enamelled brooch in battered condition with stub of catchplate on reverse. Most of the edges and base of the foot is missing and the bow fragment is an abraded stub. Near the base an inverted C-shaped cell is inlaid with blue enamel. Above this an oval cell may have contained green. No enamel remains in the triangular interstices or in an inverted V-shaped cell at the top of the foot. A Bow-and-fantail or a Trumpet derivative. Length >26mm. Width >9mm. Late 1st - 2nd century.

Class: Bow-and-fantail or Trumpet-derivative brooch

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 50
Date to: Circa AD 200

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 26 mm
Width: 9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st December 2009 - Sunday 31st January 2010

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Emma Whitcombe
Identified by: Dr Andrew Rogerson

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 51394

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: North Norfolk (District)
Parish or ward: Happisburgh (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TG3730
Four figure Latitude: 52.815408
Four figure longitude: 1.515564
1:25K map: TG3730
1:10K map: TG33SE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NMS
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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