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Record ID: NMGW-35C9D3
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
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Roman copper alloy bow brooch of T-shaped type and of 1st to 2nd century AD date The brooch is incomplete and heavily corroded, missing the pin and foot (with a surviving length of 33.7mm, a surviving depth of 13.6mm and a weight of 8.2g). The pin was hinged within tubular wings (with a width of 18.9mm and a diameter of 5.2mm - 6.1mm). The apex of the copper alloy pin remains in place between the wings and hinged on a copper alloy axis bar. Corrosion has removed any applied decoration on the wings or bow. There is the suggestion of a curved moulding on the upper bow at the head (…
Created on: Tuesday 17th February 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 17th February 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-1FC918
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy bow brooch of Polden Hill type and of 1st or 2nd century AD date The brooch is fragmentary, represented by the head only (with a surviving length of 16.8mm, a surviving depth of 11.8mm and a weight of 6.1g). The missing spring was secured between perforated, lateral lugs (with a width of 19.3mm) and the chord tensioned by a hook at the head. The bow has straight convergent sides for the short distance to the break and was of oval section (with a width at the head of 9.1mm and a width at the break of 5.4mm). Corrosion and wear has removed all detail from the bro…
Created on: Monday 16th February 2015
Last updated: Monday 16th February 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-1FBA46
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy bow brooch of Polden Hill type and of 1st or 2nd century AD date The brooch is fragmentary, represented by a fragment of the head (with a surviving length of 26.1mm, a surviving depth of 14.9mm and a weight of 6.5g). The missing spring was secured between lateral, perforated lugs with the chord tensioned by the hook at the head. The head has been split across its width and only one of the wings survive (with a surviving width of 17.4mm). The surviving wing is semi-cylindrical with a rib on the terminal (7.1mm long, 7.9mm diameter and 8.5mm terminal diameter). T…
Created on: Monday 16th February 2015
Last updated: Monday 16th February 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-DF0703
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Powys
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron Age or Roman copper alloy bow brooch of uncertain type, probably of Alcester type of 1st or 2nd century AD date or possibly Birdlip type of 1st century AD date The brooch is fragmentary, represented by the head only (with a surviving length of 22.3mm, a surviving depth of 12.8mm and a weight of 4.7g). The brooch would have had a spring mechanism, now lost and only non-ferrous corrosion is evident on the rear of the head. There is a flange at the base of the head, on the rear (5.6mm high). The head is oval (with a width of 13.4mm) and is heavily corroded with no surviving d…
Created on: Friday 13th February 2015
Last updated: Friday 13th February 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-B48556
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy bow brooch of uncertain type and of 1st or 2nd century AD date The brooch is fragmentary with only the head and upper bow surviving (with a surviving length of 15.8mm, a surviving depth of 11.9mm and a weight of 7.4g). The brooch has a spring, enclosed within the oval-sectioned wings in an 'open cylinder, common to Langton Down type brooches. The short wings have expanded terminals (with a width of 17.8mm and a diameter of 6.8mm x 8.0mm). At the apex of the bow is a flat rectangular panel, decorated with a saltire cross. The upper bow was of sub-rectangular sec…
Created on: Wednesday 11th February 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 11th February 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-9EE785
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Romancopper alloy enamelled bow brooch of T-shaped Type and of 1st or 2nd century AD date The brooch is near-complete, missing only the tip of the pin (with a length of 42.6mm, a depth of 16.6mm and a weight of 11.5g). The pin (with a surviving length of 22.6mm) is hinged within tubular wings of rounded D-shaped section (with a width of 24.7mm and a depth of 4.6mm). The fronts of the wings are gently angled to the rear and are decorated with vertical grooves and ribs near the terminals. The top of the bow is of sub-oval section (with a width of 9.6mm and a thickness of 3.5mm) wit…
Created on: Tuesday 10th February 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 10th February 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-88E17E
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy bow brooch of T-shaped type and of 1st - 2nd century AD date The brooch is near-complete, missing the pin but with a badly distorted bow (With a distorted length of 34.8mm, a straightened length of approximately 69mm, a distorted depth of 18.7mm and a weight of g). The top of the pin survives and is hinged within oval-sectioned tubular wings (6.8mm x 5.2mm and with a width of 31.4mm) with a copper alloy axis bar. The fronts of the wings are decorated with vertical, knurled ribbing in sunken relief, with two ribs on each side of the head. The decoration is bound…
Created on: Monday 9th February 2015
Last updated: Monday 9th February 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-2191FB
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy bow brooch of Crossbow variant type and of 3rd or 4th century date The brooch is fragmentary, missing the pin, most of the foot and the end of one arm (with a surviving length of 64.0mm and a weight of 7.4g). The pin was hinged within sub-circular cylindrical arms formed by rolled sheet copper alloy (with a surviving length of 42.3mm and a diameter of 5.2mm - 6.1mm). The axis bar does not survive and the one surviving knob (9.3mm maximum diameter and 6.9mm long) appears to have been of iron but is no longer ferrous through corrosion. The knob was of uncertain f…
Created on: Wednesday 4th February 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 4th February 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-0F5D51
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy bow brooch of uncertain type and of 1st or 2nd century AD date The brooch is fragmentary, represented by the top of the bow only (with a surviving length of 16.3mm, a surviving depth of 7.6mm and a weight of 3.0g). The brooch employed a spring mechanism, now lost, secured with an uncertain arrangement. There is the suggestion of remnant lugs on the rear near the centre but the wings have been lost (with a surviving width of 12.6mm). It appears that the spring may have been held with a 'Colchester two-piece' arrangement. The sides of the bow have curved, stepped…
Created on: Tuesday 3rd February 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd February 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-FA9708
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy bow brooch of enamelled T-shaped type and of 1st or 2nd century AD date The brooch is incomplete, missing the pin, catch-plate, chain-loop and foot (with a surviving length of 45.3mm, a surviving depth of 15.1mm and a weight of 7.92g). The missing pin was hinged within tubular wings, now truncated (with a surviving width of 17.2mm) and with a ferrous axis bar, which is still present. No decoration survives on the wings. The stub from an integral chain-loop is present at the head. The upper bow is of rectangular section (10.8mm wide and 3.0mm thick), with straight s…
Created on: Monday 2nd February 2015
Last updated: Monday 2nd February 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-F76BDE
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy bow brooch of uncertain type, possibly of Hod Hill, Aucissa or allied forms and probably of 1st century AD date The brooch is fragmentary, missing both the head and leg (with a surviving length of 26.8mm, a surviving depth of 5.5mm and a weight of 1.6g). The bow has broken below the head and comprises three vertical grooves, defined by ribs. The sides are truncated but converge towards the leg (with a maximum surviving width and thickness of 8.5mm and 2.3mm respectively). At the top of the leg are two transverse ribs before narrowing to the break. The beginnings of…
Created on: Monday 2nd February 2015
Last updated: Monday 2nd February 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-F7414A
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy bow brooch of Colchester-two-piece type and of 1st century AD date The brooch is incomplete, missing the leg and foot (with a surviving length of 30.3mm, a surviving depth of 14.8mm and a weight of 10.4g). The incomplete spring remains in place around a copper alloy axis bar and is secured with a central, perforated lug and the chord tensioned with a lug at the head. The wings are truncated and are concave across their height (with a length of 23.5mm and a height of 6.4mm). The wings were enhanced with vertical grooves near the terminals, now corroded and worn. The…
Created on: Monday 2nd February 2015
Last updated: Monday 2nd February 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-63F627
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wrexham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy bow brooch of Polden Hill / T-shaped type and of 1st -2nd century AD date The brooch is incomplete, missing the spring and foot (with a surviving length of 36.0mm, a surviving depth of 10.5mm and a weight of 6.6g). The missing spring was secured between lateral lugs, with the chord tensioned by a hook, in a Polden Hill hook type mechanism. The wings are comparatively short (with a width of 15.5mm and a diameter of 5.4mm) and are corroded but near-complete. The bow is of D-shaped section with straight sides gradually converging to the break. There are curved mouldin…
Created on: Monday 26th January 2015
Last updated: Monday 26th January 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-63E170
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy bow brooch of T-shaped type and of 1st -2nd century AD date The brooch is incomplete, missing the foot, catch-plate and pin (with a surviving length of 33.0mm, a surviving depth of 9.2mm and a weight of 3.2g). The top of the hinged pin survives between the tubular wings, now slightly truncated (with a surviving width of 16.2mm and a diameter of 3.0mm). There is no decoration now discernible on the wings. A small stub on the head of the brooch is likely to be the remnants of an integral chain-loop. The upper bow is convex across its width and has a grooved border.…
Created on: Monday 26th January 2015
Last updated: Monday 26th January 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-63C11C
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cheshire East
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy bow brooch of Trumpet-headed type and of 1st -2nd century AD date The brooch is incomplete, missing the leg, catch-plate and pin and has a distorted bow (with a surviving length of 34.8mm, a distorted depth of 22.1mm and a weight of 11.1g). The brooch employed a hinged pin within semi-tubular wings and with a copper alloy axis bar, which is still present. The trumpet head is oval (with a width of 21.6mm and a length of 15.6mm). A protruding stub at the apex of the head suggests the brooch had an integral chain-loop. There was a flat border around the trumpet-headed…
Created on: Monday 26th January 2015
Last updated: Monday 26th January 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-6383EE
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Denbighshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy bow brooch of Trumpet type and of 1st or 2nd century AD date The brooch is incomplete, missing the spring and foot (with a surviving length of 36.0mm, a surviving depth of 18.9mm and a weight of 7.7g). The missing spring was secured around a single, perforated D-shaped lug on the rear of the head. Remains of an iron axis bar survive within the perforation. The head is oval (with a width of 9.1mm and length of 11.7mm), including a plate above the bow. It is possible that the head-plate was surmounted with an integral chain-loop, now lost. The upper bow is of D-shape…
Created on: Monday 26th January 2015
Last updated: Monday 26th January 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-62BC04
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Flintshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy bow brooch of uncertain type, probably T-shaped or allied and of 1st or 2nd century AD date The brooch is fragmentary, represented by the head only and is diminutive (with a surviving length of 11.9mm, a surviving depth of 5.7mm and a weight of 1.4g). The brooch employed a hinge mechanism, probably in tubular wings, which are now worn and corroded to points (with a surviving width of 12.7mm). The upper bow is of D-shaped section, also heavily worn and corroded to a point (with a width and thickness at the head of 5.0mm and 3.9mm respectively). No decoration or deta…
Created on: Monday 26th January 2015
Last updated: Monday 26th January 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-0F81AB
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy bow brooch of uncertain type, possibly Trumpet or allied type and of 1st or 2nd century AD date The brooch is fragmentary, represented by the mid-bow and top of the leg only (with a surviving length of 28.5mm, a surviving depth of 8.2mm and a weight of 2.8g). The head has been lost and the base of the upper-bow is of eroded oval section, corroded to a point. The mid-bow had a button of uncertain form, now heavily corroded. The leg is also corroded to a point but the remnants of the catch-plate are evident on the rear as a sharp rib. There no decoration now disc…
Created on: Thursday 22nd January 2015
Last updated: Thursday 22nd January 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-E7E5DB
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy bow brooch of Trumpet Type and of 1st - 2nd century AD date The brooch is incomplete, missing the pin and has a slightly distorted bow (with a length of 49.2mm, a distorted depth of 23.1mm and a weight of 9.4g). The brooch had a spring mechanism secured around a single, pierced lug on the rear of the head. A single coil of the spring survives around an iron axis bar. The trumpet head is of sub-triangular section (9.9mm wide and 9.7mm long), with no surviving evidence for an integral chain-loop. The head is corroded but appears to have had side flanges, defined …
Created on: Tuesday 20th January 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 20th January 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-65EEBF
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy bow brooch of T-shaped, Headstud type and of 1st or 2nd century AD date The brooch is fragmentary, represented by the head and top of the bow only (with a surviving length of 22.7mm, a surviving depth of 9.7mm and a weight of 8.1g). The missing pin is hinged within damaged semi-tubular wings behind the head (with a surviving width of 23.1mm). Above the head is the remnant of an integral plate, which would have been surmounted with a chain-loop. The wings are slightly angled to the bow and are decorated with vertical ribs, with the wider, end rib being knurled. T…
Created on: Wednesday 14th January 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 14th January 2015
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