DOR-E097D9: Roman  Polden Hill variant brooch

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Unique ID: DOR-E097D9

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An incomplete copper alloy brooch. A Polden Hill variant. Only the wings, head, partial bow and spring survive. The wings are cylindrical with oval end-caps. The end caps are pierced off-centre to accommodate the axis bar for the spin spring. The spring has three coils on the right and four on the left (viewed from the front) with a stub of the pin between the two groups. The chord is looped to the front and passes through a broken pierced lug at the centre of the head. The head of the bow extends horizontally from the wings before dropping down at right angles into the bow. The bow is tapering and has a rectangular cross section, it is decorated with a framing longitudinal groove along either side flanking three recesses above the break (a downward triangle, a square and an upward triangle). The recesses probably originally contained enamel.
Reference: Hattatt, 2000, page 300, No. 905

Date: Early Roman - c. AD 75 to 175
Dimensions: 14.34 mm x 18.70 mm x 13.18 mm
Weight: 3.61 g

Class: Polden Hill variant

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: Exactly AD 75
Date to: Circa AD 175

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 14.34 mm
Width: 18.7 mm
Thickness: 13.18 mm
Weight: 3.61 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st October 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Ciorstaidh Hayward Trevarthen
Identified by: Ms Ciorstaidh Hayward Trevarthen

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCMS 019374

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: Mendip (District)
Parish or ward: Pilton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST6043
Four figure Latitude: 51.18481956
Four figure longitude: -2.57369019
1:25K map: ST6043
1:10K map: ST64SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Recording Institution: DOR
Created: 6 months ago
Updated: 6 months ago

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