NMS-61462C: Roman Brooch; Bow fragment of crossbow brooch

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Unique ID: NMS-61462C

Object type certainty: Possibly
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Probably the arched bow-section of a Roman crossbow brooch. Consisting of a triangular-sectioned curved copper alloy bar with the flat edge on the outside of the curve and the inner edge slightly rounded. There are ancient transverse breaks at both ends, one of which narrows from the outer face in a sharp curve before the break. Surviving length 48mm. Thickness 7mm. Width of bar 12.5mm. 3rd-4th century AD.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 200
Date to: Circa AD 400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 48 mm
Width: 12.5 mm
Thickness: 7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 22nd March 2014 - Saturday 22nd March 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Erica Darch
Identified by: Mr Jason Gibbons

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PastfindersI

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Sussex (County)
District: Lewes (District)
To be known as: Near Lewes

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

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Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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