LEIC-48AC76: Late Iron Age / Early Roman bow brooch, 100 BC to AD 100r

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Unique ID: LEIC-48AC76

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Late Iron Age / Early Roman Le Tene bow brooch, Length: 36 mm, width: 4 mm, thickness: 3 mm, wieght: 2.93 g

The brooch has a circular cross section and tapers in width towards its base. It comprises a curved bow which at its base is turned and narrows to form a rectangular catch plate. Its opposite end terminates in a narrowed backwards curve to house the central part of the spring, now missing.

Class: bow

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: IRON AGE
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa 100 BC
Date to: Circa AD 100

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 36 mm
Width: 4 mm
Thickness: 3 mm
Weight: 2.93 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Elisabeth Janovsky
Identified by: Wendy Scott

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Rutland (Unitary Authority)
District: Rutland (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Whitwell (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK9108
Four figure Latitude: 52.66209202
Four figure longitude: -0.65594873
1:25K map: SK9108
1:10K map: SK90NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Recording Institution: LEIC
Created: 4 months ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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