LEIC-6D900F: Roman copper alloy bow and fantail brooch

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Unique ID: LEIC-6D900F

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Roman copper alloy 'bow and fantail' bow brooch, 29mm long, 14mm wide and 12mm thick with a weight of 5.50g.

The brooch is rather crudely made and has circular cross sectioned, solid short wings which would have housed a hinged pin, now missing. The bow has a rectangular cross sectioned curved shaft which widens out into a flat triangular plate. This has a plain raised border surrounding a triangular recess. This is filled with a single central raised triangle, creating three triangular recesses which probably held enamel. The reverse of this has a small sub triangular catch plate.

Class: bow
Sub class: bow and fantail

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 29 mm
Width: 14 mm
Thickness: 12 mm
Weight: 5.5 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Wendy Scott
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: SK9208
Four figure Latitude: 52.66192349
Four figure longitude: -0.64116766
1:25K map: SK9208
1:10K map: SK90NW
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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