NLM-05F39C: Roman Miniature Object

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Unique ID: NLM-05F39C

Object type certainty: Certain
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Copper alloy miniature weapon. Cast model of a dagger with a broad triangular blade of lentoid section, a narrow sub-rectangular section hilt with lightly convex surfaces front and rear. This is surmounted by a sub-triangular loop in place of a pommel, the flat top of which is thinner than the rest, possibly from wear. This may be a votive miniature object, of a form resembling the parazonium, a fighting dagger carried by legionary soldiers, to be either worn or displayed suspended. Excavated miniature weapons are often associated with shrines and ritual shafts, and another miniature item reported along with this object may also relate to the proximity of a shrine or temple. Suggested date: Roman, 43-410.

Length: 59.3mm, Width: 12.6mm, Thickness: 5.6mm, Weight: 9.50gms.

Class: Weapon

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 59.3 mm
Width: 12.6 mm
Thickness: 5.6 mm
Weight: 9.5 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 6th May 2015

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Martin Foreman
Identified by: Mr Martin Foreman

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM28593

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Decoration style: Figurative
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Nottinghamshire (County)
District: Bassetlaw (District)
To be known as: Walkeringham

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Recording Institution: NLM
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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