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Unique ID: NMS-06B217

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Incomplete and abraded Roman copper alloy sprung Dolphin (Colcheter derivative rear hook) brooch, spring, pin, rear hook, outer end of one wing and part of the catchplate missing. The outer ends of the wings are decorated with a flute and there are three closely spaced fine grooves on either side of the bow. Four longitudinal grooves are visible at the top of the D-sectioned bow but have been removed by abrasion further down. Estimated wingspan 23mm. Length 52.5mm. c.43 - c.65.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 65

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 52.5 mm
Width: 23 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 28th March 2013 - Wednesday 31st July 2013

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Andrew Rogerson
Identified by: Dr Andrew Rogerson

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 58889
Other reference: SG072013

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: North Norfolk (District)
Parish or ward: Edgefield (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TG0834
Four figure Latitude: 52.86327147
Four figure longitude: 1.08849011
1:25K map: TG0834
1:10K map: TG03SE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NMS
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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