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Unique ID: LVPL949

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Decorative handle from bronze bowl or dish. Sharply curving, oval in section, flattened point of attachment at bottom. The top terminates in a high relief moulded head of a cherub with hair surrounding the face. Behind the head is a thumb-stop which is quite low but may have originally been higher. Between the thumb-stop and a ridge further back is a panel of incised palmettes. The rest of the handle is plain. "Wings" extend from the cheeks of the head which would have increased the point of attachment. A groove under the chin and continuing on underside of 'wings' marks the point of attachment to the rim. One of the 'wings' is missing and the remaining wing was probably originally larger.


Identified by Dr. Catherine Johns

Class: Handle


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 47 mm
Width: 24 mm
Weight: 38.74 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st January 1999

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Nick Herepath

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cumbria (County)
District: Carlisle (District)
To be known as: CUMBRIA CARLISLE

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Other
Specific landuse: Unknown

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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