GAT-156380: Bow brooch

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BROOCH

Unique ID: GAT-156380

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Copper-alloy bow brooch of Wirral type with inlaid enamel dating to the 2nd century. The brooch is now broken and missing the pin and fittings, the catch-plate, and possibly also a loop on the end. A circular stud protrudes from the apex of the bow, although it is unclear whether there was originally any decoration on it. Along the top of the bow run two strips of decoration: dotted lines of orange and turquoise enamel are inlaid. It is unclear whether the decorative lines were originally broken, or whether the enamel has worn in patches. The reverse of the bow also appears to have a dark green enamel on the surface. A close parallel to the Penprys brooch was found at Bryn Eryr, Ynys Môn (Longley et al 1998, 227-228).

Class: Wirral

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 100
Date to: AD 200

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 43 mm
Width: 11.5 mm
Thickness: 8 mm
Weight: 10 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st January 2005

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Nina Steele
Identified by: Nina Steele

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PRN 19629

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Enamel

Spatial metadata

Region: Wales (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Gwynedd (Unitary Authority)
District: Gwynedd (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Llannor (Community)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SH3439
Four figure Latitude: 52.922687
Four figure longitude: -4.47071
1:25K map: SH3439
1:10K map: SH33NW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

References cited

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Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: GAT
Created: 13 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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