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Unique ID: SOMDOR1060

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Copper alloy gilded, spoked disc brooch. Circular plate with a lipped outer edge framing a recessed concentric band. The band is decorated with an incised wavy line. Inside the band is a raised concentric frame around the central spoked projection. The centre is comprised of five separate spokes around a central projection. On the flat surface behind these is and incised wavy line. The spokes are grooved on the upper surface. The central projection has a curvilinear, waisted shape and is rounded at the end. The front is gilt. The back is undecorated and tinned/silvered. There is a coiled pin mechanism and a rectangular catchplate. The pin is iron.


PAL 1440

Class: Disc brooch
Sub class: Spoked


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 100
Date to: Circa AD 300

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 12.17 mm
Diameter: 25.32 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st January 2000

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast

Surface Treatment: Multiple

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: New Forest (District)
To be known as: HAMPSHIRE MARTIN

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Hattatt, R. 2000 A Visual Catalogue of Richard Hattatt's Ancient Brooches Oxford Oxbow Books 365 no. 1216

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SOMDOR
Created: 21 years ago
Updated: 11 years ago

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