LANCUM-832A93: Roman Helmet Decoration

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Unique ID: LANCUM-832A93

Object type certainty: Certain
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Copper alloy object possibly part of Roman military equipment. The object is broken at both ends, it has a central shaft which is circular in section, and tapers towards on end. At the other end of the shaft on one side starts a wing, which flares out in a crescent shape, with a concave edge, this 'wing' ends as the shaft starts to taper, the side of the wing that leads to the shaft is vertical and just before the shaft has a slight indentation, convex groove. This groove and the tapering of the shaft would suggest that this object fitted into something else, possibly another piece of metal. On the wing of the object is slight decoration, with two line grooves following the curve of the wing, after these grooves and before the shaft are circular indentations which follow the same curve of the lines. The exact design is difficult to make out because this object is heavily eroded.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 410

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 71 mm
Thickness: 5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st February 2004

Personal details

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Identified by: Ms Faye Simpson

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lancashire (County)

References cited

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Recording Institution: LANCUM
Created: 15 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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