PUBLIC-2C6749: Roman trumpet-headed  brooch (incomplete) (front)

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-2C6749

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete copper-alloy Roman trumpet-headed brooch , probably dating from the 2nd century AD.

The bow is of D-shaped cross section and has a well worn break at its bottom end; at the top, it flares into a semicircular headplate. On the underside of this headplate is an axis bar cylinder, with the iron axis bar visible at the central pin slot. The pin itself is missing. On the upper surface of the headplate is a perimeter groove, the curvature of which mirrors that of the adjacent edge.

Class: Trumpet

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 100
Date to: Circa AD 200

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 25.26 mm
Width: 23.26 mm
Weight: 6.339 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 3rd October 2015

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Charles Bullock
Identified by: Mr Charles Bullock
Secondary identifier: Mr Julian Watters

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: East Dorset (District)
To be known as: Nr Wimborne

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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