LANCUM-D2CD34: Crossbow brooch fragment

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Unique ID: LANCUM-D2CD34

Object type certainty: Certain
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Fragment of a Roman crossbow brooch dating from the late 3rd-4th century AD. The complete brooch would have been broadly 'P'-shaped in profile and 'T' shaped in plan, with a large 'onion' shaped knop on the head of the bow and on either ends of the crossbar: the latter is what survives here. There was another ring moulding between the onion-shaped terminal and the head of the brooch, and a small moulded knop on the apex of the onion-shaped mount.

An almost complete brooch of this type was recorded as WMID-5135E8.

Class: Crossbow

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 200
Date to: Circa AD 400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 20 mm
Width: 13.5 mm
Weight: 9.97 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st June 2016

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Dot Boughton
Identified by: Dr Dot Boughton
Secondary identifier: Mr Tim Padley

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cumbria (County)
District: Allerdale (District)
To be known as: Silloth

Spatial coordinates

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

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LANCUM
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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