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BROOCH

Unique ID: LIN-D8F608

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete cast copper alloy dolphin type brooch dating to the Roman period (c. AD 75 - 175). The surviving parts of the brooch include the wings, head and part of the bow. The foot, catchplate and pin are all missing.

The tips of the wings have a slight collar around each terminal. The bow also has a raised central ridge extending from the top, just below the head, down towards where the foot would have been. The inside of the wings are hollow and tubular and would have held the pin mechanism. There is a central slot in the middle of the head where the pin would have extended.

A similar example can be seen on the database: ESS-6FD079.

The overall dimensions are as follows: 17.97mm in length, 21.29mm in width, 9.22mm in thickness and 4.66g in weight.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 75
Date to: Circa AD 175

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 17.97 mm
Width: 21.29 mm
Thickness: 9.22 mm
Weight: 4.66 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Susheela Burford
Identified by: Dr Susheela Burford

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: East Lindsey (District)
Parish or ward: Chapel St. Leonards (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF5572
Four figure Latitude: 53.22243931
Four figure longitude: 0.32022994
1:25K map: TF5572
1:10K map: TF57SE
What3Words: unopposed.hushed.soup
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Recording Institution: LIN
Created: 2 weeks ago
Updated: 2 weeks ago

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