SOM-A625DB: Roman bow brooch of uncertain type

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BROOCH

Unique ID: SOM-A625DB

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete Roman copper alloy bow brooch of uncertain type dating to the period c. AD 50 - 150. The pin, most of the bow, the foot and the catchplate are missing. The brooch now measures 18.22mm in length, 16.72mm maximum width, 5.80mm minimum width, is 4.92mm thick and weighs 2.60g.

The head exhibits cylindrical wings, both of which are incomplete due to old breaks. The wings retain the axis bar for the hinged pin mechanism and are separated by a central pin slot. The butt of thew missing pin is visible in the pin slot, wrapped around the pin bar. A plate projects from the top of the head above the pin slot. It is now trapezoidal and exhibits old breaks on three sides. The bow arches back fom the head and tapers to an old break. It is decorated with a raised central ridge incised with a series of three parallel longitudinal lines.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 50
Date to: Circa AD 150

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 18.22 mm
Width: 16.72 mm
Thickness: 4.92 mm
Weight: 2.6 g

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC no. 016346

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: New Forest (District)
To be known as: Damerham

Spatial coordinates


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

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Recording Institution: SOM
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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