DOR-778559: Roman initial T-shaped brooch

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Unique ID: DOR-778559

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An incomplete cast copper alloy hinged initial T-shaped brooch with a hinged pin mechanism, dating to AD 50 - 150. Most of the pin, lower bow and and catch plate are missing. The head consists of two cylindrical wings. The wings are decorated with a series of semi circumferential incised lines. There are traces of iron corrosion on the left wing terminal. At the rear of the wings is a central notch for the attachment of pin, the head of which only remains. The bow has a circular cross section and tapers to the break.
Date: Roman
Dimensions: 22.28 mm x 31.91 mm x 10.32 mm
Weight: 9.98 g

Class: T-shaped

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 50
Date to: Circa AD 150

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 22.28 mm
Width: 31.91 mm
Thickness: 10.32 mm
Weight: 9.98 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 017543

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU0712
Four figure Latitude: 50.90742914
Four figure longitude: -1.9018135
1:25K map: SU0712
1:10K map: SU01SE
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: DOR
Created: 5 months ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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