LVPL761: Crossbow brooch BOW BROOCH

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Unique ID: LVPL761

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Bow of crossbow type brooch, leg and foot missing. Prominent knobs on end of arms and on head. Keller type 2 or 3.


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Class: Crossbow brooch


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 310
Date to: Circa AD 370

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 40 mm
Width: 46 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st January 1998

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Nick Herepath

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)
District: Lancaster (District)

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Minimal cultivation

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LVPL
Created: 19 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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