DEV-A56EE6: Iron age to Roman strip bow brooch

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BROOCH

Unique ID: DEV-A56EE6

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A Late Iron Age to Early Roman copper alloy hinged strip bow brooch, probably dating to AD 25-70. The brooch survives largely complete, missing only its axis bar and pin.

The head of the brooch survives to a width of 10.3mm, it consists of a rectangular sheet of copper alloy with a central slot to accomodate a hinged pin, this is rolled around underneath itself to form a cylindrical casing for an axis bar, now lost. The head tapers into the bow, which thickens into a sub-rectangualr cross section, which continues to taper into an unelaborated foot. The upper bow is delineated from the lower by a double-stranded transverse collar of incised lines, with an incised line running down either longitudinal edge, following the sides of the bow and converging slightly towards the foot. The lower bow is undecorated, an unperforated sub-triangular catplate projects from the reverse of the foot.

Dimensions: length 58.6mm; width 10.3mm; thickness of bow 2.5mm, at catchplate 5.7mm; weight 3.62g.

Bayley & Butcher (2004: fig. 119) illustrate comparable examples, with further parallels excavated in Roman contexts at Dorchester are published by Woodward et al. (1993: fig. 61, nos. 32, 35-36).

Class: Strip bow

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: IRON AGE
Period from: IRON AGE
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 20
Date to: Circa AD 75

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 58.6 mm
Width: 10.3 mm
Thickness: 5.7 mm
Weight: 3.62 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 8th October 2017 - Sunday 8th October 2017

Rally details.

This object was found at Piddletrenthide 2017

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Wil Partridge
Identified by: Mr Wil Partridge

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt: 017645

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: West Dorset (District)
Parish or ward: Piddletrenthide (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SY7098
Four figure Latitude: 50.78079343
Four figure longitude: -2.42688847
1:25K map: SY7098
1:10K map: SY78NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DEV
Created: 12 months ago
Updated: 12 months ago

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