SUR-17B4F3: Maxey bow and fantail brooch

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Unique ID: SUR-17B4F3

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A copper alloy Roman brooch, Maxey bow and fantail type dating to AD 50-150 with a tinned surface. Complete with catchplate and spring but missing pin. The wings are semi-cylindrical and undecorated and a double pierced lug holds the axis bar and spring cord. The bow has three parallel ridges along the spine. The foot flares out to 10.8mm wide, has a moulded linear border surrounding an inner border of dot decoration and joins the bow at a moulded transverse ridge.

As Hattatt (2000), p314. Very similar examples on the database include SF-CB0147.

Class: Maxey type bow-and-fantail

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 50
Date to: Circa AD 150

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 31.2 mm
Height: 11.3 mm
Width: 16.7 mm
Weight: 5.06 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 17th February 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Simon Maslin
Identified by: Dr Simon Maslin

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete
Surface Treatment: White metal coated

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: South Oxfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Watlington (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU6993
Four figure Latitude: 51.63158966
Four figure longitude: -1.00448728
1:25K map: SU6993
1:10K map: SU69SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUR
Created: 3 months ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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