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BROOCH

Unique ID: WILT-7DFF1E

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A fragment of Late Iron Age to early Roman copper alloy brooch, probably dating from AD 25-75. A hinged strip bow brooch, with only its head and upper bow remaining. The head of the brooch is damaged, but originally consisted of a rectangular sheet of copper alloy rolled under itself to form the wings for a lost axis bar; the right wing has been lost whilst the left is now broken at the fold. A rectangular slot was cut into the reverse of the head to accommodate a hinged pin, which is lost. From the head the bow tapers into an old break. The upper bow is decorated with a recessed channel running down either edge containing an incised zig-zag pattern.

Length: 21.20mm; width: 12.10mm; thickness 1.6mm; weight: 1.13g.

Ref. Bayley & Butcher (2004: fig. 119) illustrate comparable examples, with further parallels excavated in Roman contexts at Dorchester are published by Woodward et al. (1993: fig. 61, nos. 32, 35-36). It also resembles Mackreth (2011, 103), no. 6770.

Class: Strip bow

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 25
Date to: Circa AD 75

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 21.2 mm
Width: 12.1 mm
Thickness: 1.6 mm
Weight: 1.13 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Sophie Hawke
Identified by: Mrs Sophie Hawke

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SSWM 5454

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU0014
Four figure Latitude: 50.92545492
Four figure longitude: -2.00137156
1:25K map: SU0014
1:10K map: SU01SW
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

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Recording Institution: WILT
Created: 3 months ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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