PUBLIC-FBFA34: Roman Hod Hill brooch (front)

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BROOCH

Unique ID: PUBLIC-FBFA34

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An incomplete copper-alloy Roman Hod Hill type brooch, dating from the mid to late 1st century AD.

The head comprises two tabs which spring from the top of the bow and terminate at the top in the remains of an axis bar cylinder with attached iron corrosion. The bar and pin are both missing, but the latter would have been attached to the former via the slit between the two head tabs. A transverse ridge, moulded in high relief, marks the top of the bow; at its base, this ridge slopes gradually downwards; located beneath it are two lower transverse ridges and a dividing groove.Below these mouldings, the central bow is of flat section, with inward-bowing sides and a further pair of transverse ridges at the bottom. The foot tapers to a point, and the unperforated catchplate, located on the underside of the lower bow and foot, is unperforated and has lost its rolled outer side.

The dimensions are: Length: 41.05 mm. Width: 8.22 mm. Thickness: 1.49 mm. Weight: 2.894 grams.

Class: Hod Hill

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 75

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 41.05 mm
Width: 8.22 mm
Thickness: 1.49 mm
Weight: 2.894 g

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
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

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

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Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Other
Specific landuse: Other

References cited

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

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