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Record ID: WILT-1F8307
Object type: NAIL CLEANER
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wiltshire
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A copper-alloy Iron Age to Roman Strip bow brooch reused as a nail cleaner. The wings and the upper bow of the brooch survive, the wings curl downwards and hold the copper-alloy axis bar, the pin is missing. The bow tapers from the wings to the break,the front face is decorated with two transverse grooves. At the break is a bifuricated end to act as the nail cleaner which forms a V-shaped groove. The reverse is undecorated. The cleaner is 38.80mm long, 10.75mm at its widest point, 5.17mm at the thinnest, and 3.60mm thick. It weighs 3.32g. A similar example that has been reused …
Created on: Thursday 28th April 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 10th May 2016
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