WAW-4B7FA1: Roman lid vessel (Two views in plan and one in profile.) Probably.

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Unique ID: WAW-4B7FA1

Object type certainty: Certain
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The object is a vessel lid. It is sub circular in plan, with a sub-semi circular platform protruding from one edge. There are at least 5 very small angular protrusions which are probably decorative. The upper surface is slightly convex, the under surface is concave. Only the upper surface is decorated. The decoration is in the form of ‘ring and dots’ forming a border around the edge, and an inner circle which has trefoils of ‘ring and dot’ designs in the centre. There are also two fine concentric grooves between the inner and outer ‘ring and dot’ borders. The semi-circular platform is also decorated on the upper surface with a moulded trefoil edge and a central ‘ring and dot’. The underside of this protrusion has a semi-circular integral lug which has a central rivet hole. This lug would have formed the hinge to connect the lid to the vessel. There are file marks visible on the underside of the protrusion and this area of the lid. The lid has a heavy brown/green coloured patina, with occasional recent scrapes. It measures 67.35mm long, 54.86mm wide and 11.46mm thick at the lug. It weighs 54.94g.

The lid possibly dates to the Roman period. The lug is reminiscent of hinges seen on Roman brooch and seal boxes.

Class: Lid

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 410

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 67.35 mm
Width: 54.68 mm
Thickness: 11.56 mm
Weight: 54.94 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 2nd August 2005

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Angie Bolton
Identified by: Ms Angie Bolton

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Uncertain

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: Purbeck (District)
Parish or ward: Corfe Castle (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SY9482
Four figure Latitude: 50.63766
Four figure longitude: -2.086207
1:25K map: SY9482
1:10K map: SY92NW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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