DOR-29FFC8: Roman (possibly) filigree object

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JEWELLERY

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 boarders, 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.

Notes:

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

Chronology

Broad period: 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: Monday 8th October 2012
Updated: Friday 30th May 2014

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