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LEIC-7CB286: Roman copper alloy brooch fragment

Rights Holder: Leicestershire County Council
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Unique ID: LEIC-7CB286

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A fragmentary copper alloy Roman bow brooch. The brooch is extremely fragmented and only the catch-plate is extant. The bow, spring and pin are absent. The catch-plate is triangular, unperforated and terminates in a slight moulded knob. It is 27.56 mm long, 5.28 mm wide, 4.29 mm thick and weighs 1.57 grams.

Class: Bow

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Bosworth
Subsequent action after recording: Undergoing further examination at a museum


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 65
Date to: Circa AD 150

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 27.56 mm
Width: 5.28 mm
Thickness: 4.29 mm
Weight: 1.57 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st August 2006

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: BOS 1909

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: Hinckley and Bosworth (District)
To be known as: Bosworth

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Bosworth Survey
Current location: Bosworth

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Recording Institution: LEIC
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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