LEIC-051068: Roman brooch fragment

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Unique ID: LEIC-051068

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

A fragment of curved copper alloy that may be part of the bow from a flattened Roman brooch, although the anterior and posterior ends appear to be smoothly cut or finished rather than broken. One end is plain and flared; the other is rounded and decorated with two horizontal grooves. The object is in poor condition, is 20mm long, 13mm wide, 5mm thick and weighs 4.52g.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: With finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: UNKNOWN

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 20 mm
Width: 13 mm
Thickness: 5 mm
Weight: 4.52 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 22nd October 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Phil Harding
Identified by: Dr Phil Harding

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2329

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: Melton (District)
Parish or ward: Frisby on the Wreake (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK7017
Four figure Latitude: 52.746099
Four figure longitude: -0.96447
1:25K map: SK7017
1:10K map: SK71NW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Whilst searching with a metal detector
Current location: With finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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