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Unique ID: SF-E53BC5

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete cast copper-alloy bow brooch of uncertain type, possibly a knee form dating c. 100-250 AD. It demonstrates an originally rectangular (?) headplate with a projecting double lug on its reverse face, below which is a strongly curving bow that straightens towards its lower portion before truncating in old damage. Traces of a white metal coating cover its front and rear faces. Preserved in fair condition with an even greenish patina, it survives to a length of 29.31mm in length, 16.56mm in width at the headplate, 12.81mm wide by 1.32mm thick at its midpoint and 4.28mm thick between the headplate and pin lugs. It weighs 2.6g.

Class: knee

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 100
Date to: Circa AD 250

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 29.31 mm
Width: 16.56 mm
Thickness: 1.32 mm
Weight: 2.6 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 29th August 2016

Rally details.

This object was found at SMDC Compton 2016

Personal details

Recorded by: Mr Alex Bliss
Identified by: Mr Alex Bliss

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Sussex (County)
District: Chichester (District)
Parish or ward: Harting (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU7616
Four figure Latitude: 50.93844567
Four figure longitude: -0.91973099
1:25K map: SU7616
1:10K map: SU71NE
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SF
Created: 6 months ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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