NLM-DA8F75: Undated Brooch fragment

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Unique ID: NLM-DA8F75

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Copper alloy and iron brooch fragment. Cast trapezoid plate with a collared knop to either side of its wider end, the stub of an indeterminate feature loop above, and a flat lug on the back retaining the corroded stub of an iron pin or spring. The display face of the plate bears moulded vertical flutes converging towards its broken narrower end. Although a top loop and collared knops might usually denote a Roman brooch, the iron pin gear may suggest a later date. The form might alternatively ally this to the Continental series of Roman plate brooches. Suggested date: Unknown Roman to Early Medieval, 100-600.

Height: 16.5mm, Width: 15.3mm, Thickness (clear of pin gear): 1.7mm, Weight: 2.22gms.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: UNKNOWN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Early
Date from: Circa AD 100
Date to: Circa AD 600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 16.5 mm
Width: 15.3 mm
Thickness: 1.7 mm
Weight: 2.22 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 10th October 2014

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM28803

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Iron
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: West Lindsey (District)
To be known as: near Market Rasen

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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Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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