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Record ID: WILT-03CF75
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
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An incomplete Roman copper alloy strip bow brooch, a British variant of an Aucissa brooch, dating to c. AD 20 - 70. The surviving fragment comprises of the upper bow and damaged head, the rest of the brooch being lost to old breaks. The head of the brooch is rolled back to hold an iron axis bar, partially surviving in situ and with a rectangualr slot cut to accommodate a hinged pin. The bow has slightly convex edges, possibly exaggerated by wear, and is decorated by two deep, V-shaped grooves running parallel to and flanking a central longitudinal band of corded decoration, of incise…
Created on: Monday 5th November 2018
Last updated: Monday 7th January 2019
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Record ID: DOR-610B95
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
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A fragment of copper alloy strip bow brooch. A section of the flat, tapering bow and incomplete head only remaining. At the head is a v-shaped notch separating the incomplete tabs that would have folded over to form the wings for the missing axis bar and hinged pin.The bow tapers towards the break and is decorated with a central longitudinal groove. The rear is undecorated. The brooch has a flat, rectangular cross section. Date: Late Iron Age to Early Roman - c. AD 25 - 75 Dimensions: 41.66 mm x 13.60 mm x 1.59 mmWeight: 2.10 g
Created on: Friday 29th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd July 2018
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Record ID: DEV-A56EE6
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
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A Late Iron Age to Early Roman copper alloy hinged strip bow brooch, probably dating to AD 25-70. The brooch survives largely complete, missing only its axis bar and pin. The head of the brooch survives to a width of 10.3mm, it consists of a rectangular sheet of copper alloy with a central slot to accomodate a hinged pin, this is rolled around underneath itself to form a cylindrical casing for an axis bar, now lost. The head tapers into the bow, which thickens into a sub-rectangualr cross section, which continues to taper into an unelaborated foot. The upper bow is delineated from the…
Created on: Wednesday 20th June 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 20th June 2018
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Record ID: WILT-900B63
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
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An incomplete copper-alloy one-piece brooch of 'Nauheim derivative' La Tene III type of the Late Iron Age or Early Roman period (c. AD 10-c. AD 100). Some of the spring, the pin and catch-plate are missing. The brooch has a head with an internal chord. It has an incomplete bilateral four-coil spring which extended to form the pin, now missing. The upper part of the bow is triangular in plan, C shape in section, and tapers to the point where the catchplate would flare out but this is entirely missing except for a small flat section. The lower part of the bow is oval in section. The bow …
Created on: Monday 26th March 2018
Last updated: Thursday 19th July 2018
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Record ID: CORN-9E6AE7
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
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Incomplete Langton Down strip brooch dating from the early Roman period, made of a strip of thin copper alloy sheet metal, folded into a tube at the top to hold the pin mechanism. Only one of the wings and the bow of the brooch survive with a tapering body with three broad parallel longitudinal grooves down the front face. The foot, catchplate, pin, spring mechanism and one of the wings are all missing. The brooch appears to have been coated in a black substance, perhaps burnt organic material having been part of a cremation burial, which has since rubbed off on the upstanding surface…
Created on: Thursday 25th January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 8th February 2018
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Record ID: DOR-B7C651
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
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An incomplete copper alloy Langton Down brooch. The short wings are complete, open to the the rear and at either end. The wings are filled with the fused remnants of the copper alloy spring for the missing pin.There is a copper alloy axis bar visible at the ends of the wings. The head of the bow is arched upwards from the wings, curving downwards and tapering towards the break. The bow is decorated with moulded longitudinal ridges. It is oval in cross section. Date: Iron Age to Roman - AD 25 - 60. Dimensions: 29.68 mm x 15.06 mm x 13.27 mm Weight: 9.53 g
Created on: Sunday 14th January 2018
Last updated: Saturday 24th March 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Castleton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-52D15E
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
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A fragment of a cast copper alloy La Tene I brooch dating to c.500 to 300 BC. The object is a section of the bow, which tapers at both ends, one end into the stub of an integral spring. It has a sub-circular cross-section and arches in the middle. The foot is missing. Date: Iron Age - La Tène I - 4th to 3rd century BC. Reference: Similar to Hattatt, R, 2000, "A Visual Catalogue of Richard Hattatt's Ancient Brooches", pg.288, Fig.147, No.725 & 221. Dimensions: 32mm x 4mm x 4.4mm. Weight: 2.21g.
Created on: Monday 4th December 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 9th January 2018
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Record ID: DOR-21AC7E
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
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A fragment of copper alloy strip bow brooch. A section of the flat, tapering bow only remaining. The bow is decorated with several longitudinal grooves and ridges. The rear is undecorated. The brooch has a flat cross section.. Date: Late Iron Age to Early Roman - c. AD 25 - 75Dimensions: 37.65 mm x 7.16 mm x 1.20 mmWeight: 1.50 g
Created on: Monday 2nd October 2017
Last updated: Friday 29th June 2018
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Record ID: WILT-6615AD
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete cast copper alloy Iron Age brooch of La Tene I type dating to 4th - 3rd c BC. It is missing some of the pin but is otherwise complete. The head, which is a a simple cylindrical piece at right angles to the bow has six coils wrapped around it. On one side, two coils are extensions of the bow and thus hold the bow to the head. On the other, the fourth coil extends downwards as the pin, about half of the pin missing. The coils and the pin are sub rectangular in section. The bow is trapezoid in section with rounded corners. It bellies out from the top, tapering again towards …
Created on: Monday 11th September 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 12th December 2018
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Record ID: WILT-4C42EB
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete copper-alloy Iron Age to Roman Colchester one-piece brooch dating to the period AD 25-60. The brooch is missing the spring mechanism, the ends of the wings, the pin and most of the catchplate. The head of the brooch consists of two wings, both of which are damaged. From the centre of the wings a folded element curves backwards to create a loop above the head which would have held the spring, now missing. There is a further broken curved projection from the centre of the wings beneath the head. The bow is D-shape in cross-section and tapers slightly towards the foot.Th…
Created on: Tuesday 11th July 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd August 2017
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Record ID: DOR-B8C215
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
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An incomplete copper alloy bow brooch. A Colchester one-piece type. The bow, wings and coils of the integral pin only remaining. At the head are two small, flat wings. Drawn from the rear of the head are the coils of the integral sprung pin mechanism (half of which is broken off but present). There are four and a half coils on the side still attached to the brooch. The broken element has three coils and extends into the remnant of the pin. Also extending from the rear of the centre of the head is a tapered forward hook which probably housed the missing chord of the pin mechanism. Ther…
Created on: Tuesday 4th July 2017
Last updated: Friday 7th July 2017
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Record ID: DEV-FB5AB5
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
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An incomplete Iron Age La Tene I brooch, probably dating to c. 400-200 BC. The surviving brooch comprises of the bow and partial spring, with the foot, pin and part of the spring all missing. At the head of the brooch is an integral spring coiled around a copper alloy axis bar, a fragment of which survives in situ. Two left coils of the spring survive, with the chord, any further coils and pin all missing. The head of the brooch survives to a width of 7.4mm, the coils being 8.2mm in diameter. Below the head of the brooch the chord of the spring thickens pronouncedly into a highl…
Created on: Tuesday 13th June 2017
Last updated: Saturday 17th June 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cheselbourne CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUR-871DDA
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
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A distorted fragment of an Iron Age to Roman copper-alloy Nauheim derivative brooch. The strip form bow tapers sharply and has raised edges with punched zig zag decoration running along each. The spring, pin and most of the catchplate are missing.
Created on: Thursday 1st September 2016
Last updated: Thursday 3rd November 2016
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Record ID: WILT-08E48F
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
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An incomplete copper alloy Iron Age brooch La Tène III type dating to the period AD 20-100. Part of the spring mechanism is old broken, pin and cathcplate are missing. The brooch measures 36.87mm in length, 9.36mm in width, 0.73mm in thick and weights 2.43g. The head consist of an old broken spring mechanism with two curls at the top and one curl wrapped around the lower section of the top of the bow. One of the curls extends into the bow which is leaf-shape and tapers slightly to the foot. The front of the bow is decorated with two parallel lines running down throught it and fram…
Created on: Wednesday 27th April 2016
Last updated: Thursday 26th May 2016
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Record ID: SOM-EF73E2
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
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An Iron Age La Tene I type brooch dating to the period c.400 - 200BC. The head consists of an integrally cast spring with two loops remaining ending in an old break. The pin is missing. The bow arches steeply upwards from the head and expands from a width of 3.84mm to 5.59mm. There is a central groove along the obverse of the bow and traces of other decoration which are indistinct due to wear. It then arches downwards at a steep angle and simultaneously tapers into the leg. At the bottom of the curve the leg expands on one side to form the catchplate which rolls upwards. The leg then …
Created on: Thursday 25th February 2016
Last updated: Monday 7th March 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sherborne', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-930DFB
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
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A incomplete copper alloy La Tène 1 brooch from the 4th-3rd century BC. The object is of one piece construction, with a highly arched bow and a returned foot. The bow is decorated with longitudinal ridges with tranverse grooves to the spring end and at the foot. The lower end of the bow is narrowed and returns back on itself to create an oval loop, ending in a discoidal terminal. Within the oval loop there is a groove to secure the missing pin which has snapped off at the spring. Three coils of the spring survive, along with the internal chord. The length of the brooch is 52.04 mm, i…
Created on: Thursday 22nd October 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Nr Wimborne', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-544598
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete bent copper alloy strip bow brooch of Late Iron Age to Roman date (c. AD 25 - 75). The pin and one of the wings is missing. The brooch has been bent, its maximum length is 28.95mm in length, 12.6mm wide, and weighs 2.26 grams. The head is divided into two rolled wings divided by a central pin slot. The wings are rolled forwards to accomodate the missing axis bar. The bow tapers along its length to the foot and is decorated with a single central vertical groove running along its length. The catchplate extends from the reverse of the foot and terminates in a rolled …
Created on: Wednesday 7th October 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 7th October 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Frampton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-637716
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
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A late Iron Age or early Roman (c.AD 25 - 60) incomplete cast copper-alloy Colchester type bow brooch. Each side of the head an integral flat wing projects laterally, respectively both narrow at the juncture with the bow and then expand before turning down 90 degrees to form a rounded terminal pierced with a drilled hole. Near each hole is a transverse moulded or engraved groove and a V-shaped nick in each edge. An integral chord-hook on the head is similarly decorated. A separate copper-alloy wire bilateral spring with six coils each side is attached to the head with the chord secure…
Created on: Monday 27th July 2015
Last updated: Monday 17th August 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Nether Compton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-BFBFB9
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete copper alloy bow brooch. A Colchester one-piece type. The bow, wings and stub of the integral pin only remaining. At the head are two small, flat wings. The head extends back into the stub of the pin with a remnant of a forward hook above. The bow is arched from the head and has a rounded rectangular cross section. It tapers to a pointed foot. There is a stub of a catchplate behind the lower part of the bow. No decoration remains. Date: Late Iron Age to Early Roman - c. A 25 - 60 Dimensions: 46.32 mm x 8.06 mm x 2.90 mm Weight: 3.15 g
Created on: Saturday 13th June 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 5th July 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bradford Peverell', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-51B466
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper alloy late Iron Age or early Roman applied hook brooch dating to the period c. AD 25 - 100. The brooch can be classified as a Hull Group 7 T-shape brooch, type T112 or T113. The wings are C-shaped in cross-section with a perforated end cap, one of which is missing. The incomplete wing has a circular perforation adjacent to the break. A rectangular slot is located in the reverse of the wing and would have probably housed a Polden Hill type spring and pin mechanism, now missing. The wings are decorated by a series of longitudinal grooves, with alternating sections of undecorate…
Created on: Monday 20th October 2014
Last updated: Friday 6th March 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Gussage All Saints', grid reference and parish protected.


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