DOR-5604D3:

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BROOCH

Unique ID: DOR-5604D3

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An incomplete cast copper alloy Colchester derivative bow brooch. The pin and spring are missing as is one the end-caps for the wings. A single integral pierced end cap remains on one of the wings. This would have housed the missing axis bar for the spring pin mechanism. The wings are semi-cylindrical to house the missing spring. The bow projects downwards from the centre of the wings and tapers to a bent, pointed foot and is oval in cross section. The bow is decorated with a central longitudinal ridge with a projecting circular sectioned pin part way down. This was possibly to attache a decorative element.
The brooch is damaged and heavily corroded.
Date: Roman - c. AD 75 - 175
Dimensions: 26.08mm x 26.09mm x 10.35 mm
Weight: 3.58 g

Class: Colchester derivative

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 75
Date to: Circa AD 175

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 26.08 mm
Width: 26.09 mm
Thickness: 10.35 mm
Weight: 3.58 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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