DOR-EB6D26: Roman plate brooch.

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BROOCH

Unique ID: DOR-EB6D26

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An incomplete copper alloy enamelled plate brooch dating to c.100 AD - c.200 AD . The brooch is an elongated hexagonal shape with a knop at all six angles, one has broken off. The inlaid enamel decoration is separated into three geometric cells by metal reserves; an upper and a lower equilateral triangle, both filled with blue enamel and a central square in between filled with millefiori decoration. The millefiori comprises four ovals of radiating alternating white and red lines each with central blue oval, placed irregularly. At the reverse is the double lug with a copper alloy axis bar forming a hinge for the pin, placed just below the neck of the uppermost knop. Part of the pin remains attached. The pin has an expanded, pierced head and narrows into a circular sectioned shaft before the break. Set opposite is the incomplete triangular hooked catchplate.
Date: Roman.
Dimensions: 39.1 mm x 20.56 mm x 1.96 mm (plate)
Weight: 4.72 g
A similar shaped brooch can be seen in Hattatt, 2000, pg.356, fig. 215, no.1600. A similar brooch can be seen on the PAS database although the decoration differs: DOR-AB33A3

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 100
Date to: Circa AD 200

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 39.1 mm
Width: 20.56 mm
Thickness: 1.96 mm
Weight: 4.72 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Lucy Bevan
Identified by: Mrs Lucy Bevan
Secondary identifier: Ms Ciorstaidh Hayward Trevarthen

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCMS 017539

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Decoration style: Geometric
Completeness: Incomplete
Surface Treatment: Inlaid with enamel

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SY7094
Four figure Latitude: 50.74482401
Four figure longitude: -2.42656112
1:25K map: SY7094
1:10K map: SY74SW
Grid reference source: From 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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Audit data

Recording Institution: DOR
Created: 6 months ago
Updated: 4 days ago

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