DOR-29FFC8: Roman (possibly) filigree object

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Unique ID: DOR-29FFC8

Object type certainty: Probably
Workflow status: Published Find published

Two wide, rectangular-sectioned ovoid loops, interlinked and affixed at one end by a truncated bar. Each loop is decorated with applied twisted gold wires forming a running lozenge pattern with loops at the borders, interspersed with tiny globular gold beads.

Of unknown function - perhaps part of an earring or decoration for a hair pin. Stylistically, however, it is consistent with late 19th century jewellery of archaising design.


In age and precious metal content the object does not qualify as treasure under the terms of the 1996 Treasure Act.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder after being declared not Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2012T692


Broad period: MODERN
Period from: MODERN
Period to: MODERN

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 19.04 mm
Width: 11.37 mm
Thickness: 10.01 mm
Weight: 1.82 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 20th January 2010

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Ciorstaidh Hayward Trevarthen
Identified by: Ms Ciorstaidh Hayward Trevarthen
Secondary identifier: Ms Belinda Crerar

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2012T692

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: West Dorset (District)
To be known as: Bradford Abbas

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

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DOR
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 6 months ago

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