DOR-E0E105: Roman Initial T-shaped brooch.

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Unique ID: DOR-E0E105

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete copper alloy brooch. An initial T-shaped brooch. Only the wings, head, partial bow and head of the hinged pin remain. The wings are cylindrical and house the axis bar for the hinged pin mechanism. The expanded head of the pin is still attached to the remnant of the axis bar. The fronts of the wings are decorated with two knurled ridges on either side of the bow. The tapering bow extends downwards from the centre of the wings and is D-shaped in cross section. The bow is decorated with longitudinal, flanking knurled ridges, extending to the break, and a central longitudinal ridge extending part way dow the bow only.
Date: Early Roman - c. AD 60 - 100
Dimensions: 30.13 mm x 34.46 mm x 11.19 mm
Weight: 2.63 g

Class: Initial T-shaped

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 60
Date to: Circa AD 100

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 30.13 mm
Width: 34.46 mm
Thickness: 11.19 mm
Weight: 2.63 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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Audit data

Recording Institution: DOR
Created: 5 months ago
Updated: 5 months ago

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