LANCUM-D2CFB1: Crossbow brooch fragment (possibly)

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BROOCH

Unique ID: LANCUM-D2CFB1

Object type certainty: Possibly
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Copper alloy tubular fragment, possibly a part of a crossbow brooch dating from the late 3rd or 4th century AD. Only part of the tubular spring housing and the onion-shaped knop at the end survive. The fragment is very worn.

Class: Crossbow

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 19 mm
Width: 11.5 mm
Weight: 4.3 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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