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Unique ID: DOR-55B86B

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A large copper alloy Colchester derivative bow brooch. A Dolphin type. The pin is missing. The wigs are semi-cylindrical and would have housed a spring for the sprung pin mechanism. Between the wings at the rear is a trace of a rearward hook. The wings are decorated with vertical ridges and grooves at the front. The bow arches from the centre of the wings a tapers as it drops down to a break at the foot. The bow is D shaped in cross section and decorated with longitudinal incised grooves. The upper part the bow has a ridge along either side. The lower part of the bow is narrowed and starts to expand backwards to form the missing catchplate.
Date: Roman: AD 43 - 65
Dimensions: 40.28 mm x 32.04 mm x 15.85 mm
Weight: 13.15 g

Class: Colchester derivative
Sub class: Dolphin

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: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 65

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 40.28 mm
Width: 32.04 mm
Thickness: 15.85 mm
Weight: 13.15 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Sarah Kelman
Identified by: Ms Sarah Kelman
Secondary identifier: Ms Ciorstaidh Hayward Trevarthen

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCMS 017582

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST8113
Four figure Latitude: 50.91614597
Four figure longitude: -2.27164917
1:25K map: ST8113
1:10K map: ST81SW
Grid reference source: Centred on field
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: 3 months ago
Updated: About one month ago

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