The Adam Park Project


Lover's Brooch

Item Information:

Catalogue Number: 07/08/001 Source: TAPP Archaeology Surveys Location: No7 Adam Park Report No: Report No.15 Artifact Type: Coins and Tokens Production Date: 2013-11-01 00:00:00 Dimensions of Item: Not taken Copyright with The Adam Park Project

Other Description:

This handmade lover’s token, made of brass, particularly caught the eye for its crudity and simplicity. The head of the arrow appears to be inscribed with the letters ‘K_ILY’, a possible clue as to the name of the lost love.

Historic Context:

Previous excavations at No.18 Adam Park had revealed evidence of POW’s creating metalwork from scrap metal. This piece has no obvious means of securing it to the wearer; there are no signs of pins or clips having been added to the reverse and no loop to allow it to hang from a chain again suggesting this was not manufactured or retailed.

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