NMS-3E9666: Late Roman Bow Brooch

Rights Holder: Norfolk County Council
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Unique ID: NMS-3E9666

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Fragment of copper alloy Roman developed crossbow brooch. One arm of crossbar only with large, integral onion-shaped terminal knop, collared before oval-sectioned stepped bar with two blind holes on upper face. A fragment of the broken copper alloy axis bar protrudes from the break.

Surviving dimensions. Length 27mm. Depth 12mm. Diameter of knop 11mm.

See a similar example from Richborough (Bayley and Butcher, 2004, fig.91, no.323).

340 - 460 AD ( Bayley and Butcher, 2004, 185).

Class: crossbow
Sub class: T192

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 340
Date to: Circa AD 460

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 27 mm
Thickness: 12 mm
Diameter: 11 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 18th September 2012 - Tuesday 18th September 2012

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Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 58319
Other reference: IND18092012ED

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)
To be known as: Binham

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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