WILT-AD3C93: Roman bow brooch fragment

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Unique ID: WILT-AD3C93

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An incomplete copper alloy Roman brooch of uncertain type dating to the period c. AD 50 - 200. Only the lower part of the bow, the foot and the catchplate remain. The bow is triangular in plan and tapers down to the foot. The bow features a series of horizontal nicks running along each longitudinal edge and four horizontal incised grooves positioned as pairs near the foot. The catchplate extends from the reverse of the foot and is damaged.

The brooch measures 33.44mm in length, 6.97mm maximum width, 1.51mm minimum width, is 1.24mm thick and weighs 1.96g.

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Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 50
Date to: Circa AD 200

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 33.44 mm
Width: 6.97 mm
Thickness: 1.24 mm
Weight: 1.96 g

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: SSWM 4285 178a

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Salisbury

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Recording Institution: WILT
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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