DUR-5FE5DA: DUR-5FE5DA knee brooch

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Unique ID: DUR-5FE5DA

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A copper alloy knee brooch dating to the period c. AD 80 to 300.

The object has a rectangular head in plan which is semi-circular in section to hold the hinge which is still present although the pin is not. The head is 22.87 mm wide and steps away and the bow is attached to the step. The bow curves outwards and downwards. It is quite narrow but it is 11.28mm in depth. The brooch then widens to form a square foot. Part of the catchplate is still present and is horizontal.

A similar example illustrated by Mackreth (2001) Plate 131 no. 7564 which is Continental type 1.b

Class: Knee
Sub class: Continental

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 80
Date to: Circa AD 300

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 36.93 mm
Width: 22.87 mm
Weight: 19.7 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Lauren Proctor
Identified by: Miss Lauren Proctor

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cumbria (County)
District: Eden (District)
Parish or ward: Hesket (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: NY4938
Four figure Latitude: 54.73437529
Four figure longitude: -2.79354927
1:25K map: NY4938
1:10K map: NY43NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DUR
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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