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    • Broad period: IRON AGE
    • County: Dorset
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Record ID: DOR-4E8D20
Object type: LINCH PIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy stud or linch pin of Iron Age or Roman date (c. 200 BC - AD 100). The stud consists of a circular head, slightly dished on one side and domed on the other side. It features a central circular perforation containing iron corrosion which is visible on both sides. The domed side is decorated by a series of incised lines following the curve of the stud around the central perforation. The stud has a maximum diameter of 13.34mm, a minimum diameter of 7.47mm, is 9.16mm thick and weighs 4.39g. Similar objects on the database include: LIN-EF4BC0 &NMS-6C94D8. Cf. Spratl…
Created on: Monday 20th October 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 16th June 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Gussage All Saints', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-4E02AB
Object type: STUD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy Iron Age or Roman stud dating to the period c. 200 BC - AD 100. The stud consists of a conical head with a rounded top, from which the cylindrical shaft tapers, flaring slightly at the base. The stud measures 16.35mm in length, has a maximum diameter or 9.77mm, a minimum diameter of 3.22mm and weighs 2.07g.
Created on: Monday 20th October 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 15th December 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Gussage St Michael', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-4DD274
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy Late Iron Age or Roman terret of uncertain type dating to the period c. 200 BC - AD 100. The terret consists of a circular frame which is D-shaped in cross section, being flat on the reverse. The frame features three moulded ovular knops, each incised by two curved grooves to create an eye shape. Each section of the frame between the knops contains curved fields of punched decoration which create a stippled effect. The terret has an uneven dark green patination with patches of brown. This partially obscures some of the decoration. Miniature terrets with flattened rev…
Created on: Monday 20th October 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 16th June 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Gussage St Michael', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-4D670B
Object type: BRACELET
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete Iron Age or early Roman knobbed bracelet dating to the period c. 800 BC - AD 100. The band is slightly curved along its length and consists of a series of five conical mouldings of irregular size with rounded tops separated by grooves. The mouldings become wider and higher towards the centre of the band. The reverse is concave. There is a drilled circular perforation at each corner, two of which are incomplete due to old breaks. The bracelet has an uneven patchy green and brown patina. The breaks show the same uneven patination as the rest of the object. The bracel…
Created on: Monday 20th October 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd March 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Gussage St Michael', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-4D3C52
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete copper alloy Iron Age lipped terret of Spratling's group V dating to the period c. 100 BC - AD 25. The terret consists of a curved frame which is ovular in cross-section. The frame terminates in an old break at both ends. There are three ovular knops in the form of pouting lips spaced at regular intervals along the frame, each bisected by a longitudinal groove running down the centre. The terret measures 33.78mm in length, 8.99mm maximum width, 5.25mm minimum width, 9.31mm maximum thickness, 4.09mm minimum thickness and weighs 12.11g. This example has been publishe…
Created on: Monday 20th October 2014
Last updated: Monday 3rd November 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Gussage All Saints', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-678E5C
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy Iron Age or Roman mount dating to the period c. 300BC - AD 100. It is possibly a decorative shield clip, although it has also been suggested that this type of mount derives from a bucket, tankard or vessel. The mount consists of a hollow tubular sheet of copper alloy decorated with a pair of moulded ridges at each end, with two further curving ridges which meet at their apex to create an X shape in the centre. Between the arms on either side is a triangular moulding. Cf. SWYOR-5C5FB5 for a similar example on the database. A parallel is shown in Pa…
Created on: Thursday 9th October 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 25th February 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Gussage All Saints', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-676687
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete cast copper alloy Iron Age or Roman mount dating to the period c. 150BC - AD 100. It is possibly a decorative shield clip, although it has also been suggested that this type of mount derives from a bucket, tankard or vessel. The mount consists of a hollow tubular sheet of copper alloy decorated with a pair of moulded grooves at each end, with a further pair in the middle. Between these grooves are two fields each incised with an X shape, the arms of which follow the curve of the object. Cf. SWYOR-1B5433 for a similar example on the database. A parallel is shown in …
Created on: Thursday 9th October 2014
Last updated: Monday 3rd November 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Gussage St Michael', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-670C56
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete cast copper alloy Iron Age or Roman mount, possibly a decorative shield clip dating to the period c. 300BC - AD 100. The mount consists of a hollow tubular sheet of copper alloy decorated with a series of raised collars in a "reel and bead" design. Cf. SUSS-D4AAD7 for a similar example on the database. Similar objects have been illustrated in a report on excavations at Cadbury Castle, Somerset (Barrett et al., 2000); cf. also Worrell 2009, 'Draft Iron Age Artefact Identification Guide', p 22.
Created on: Thursday 9th October 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 25th February 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Gussage All Saints', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-66C948
Object type: TOGGLE
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy Iron Age or early Roman toggle dating to the period c. 100BC - 75AD. The toggle is cylindrical in shape with a curved sub-triangular attachment loop projecting from the centre of the body. The top of the attchment loop is slightly rounded. The toggle is undecorated save for a circuferential groove frunning around each end of the cylindrical body. There is a slight groove where the body and the attachment loop meet.
Created on: Thursday 9th 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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Record ID: DOR-66A620
Object type: TOGGLE
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy Iron Age or early Roman toggle dating to the period c. 100BC - 75AD. The toggle is cylindrical in shape with a curved sub-triangular attachment loop projecting from the centre of the body. The top of the attachment loop is slightly rounded. The toggle is undecorated save for a circumferential groove running around each end of the cylindrical body. There is a slight groove where the body and the attachment loop meet.
Created on: Thursday 9th October 2014
Last updated: Monday 2nd July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Gussage St Michael', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-66310F
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A incomplete cast copper alloy Iron Age La Tene I brooch Hull and Hawkes type L variant dating to the period c. 600 - 400BC. The head and the pin are missing. The brooch consists of an arched hollow domed bow with slightly flattened sides. There are faint traces of an incised linear decoration running the length of the catchplate, however, the extent of the design is unclear due to corrosion. The catchplate extends at a right angle to the bow and flattens out into a rectangular shape, terminating in an old break where the pin rest would have been. Above ther catchplate is a small proj…
Created on: Thursday 9th October 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 15th October 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Gussage St Michael', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-65A526
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy Iron Age penannular brooch dating to the period c. 100BC - AD 43. The brooch features two terminals, one conical and the other rounded due to old damage. Both are decorated by a circumferential ridge running aorund the widest point. The body is decorated by a zigzag ridge which runs the length of the band with a groove and a linear ridge on either side. The decoration is unclear in places due to corrosion. The pin loops around the band and tapers to a point. The brooch has an uneven brown-red patina. The brooch measures 45.78mm in diameter, with an internal diameter …
Created on: Thursday 9th October 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 16th June 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Gussage St Michael', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-652BB6
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy Iron Age or Roman La Tene III type brooch dating to the period c. AD 20 - 100. The spring consists of three loops and terminates in an old break at the point at whcih it would have projected into the pin. The bow tapers along its length from the head to the foot and is lozengiform in section. The foot is undecorated. The catchplate extends from the reverse of the foot. The brooch measures 42.47mm in length, 7.09mm maximum width, 0.51mm minimum width, is 2.25mm thick and weighs 2.61g. Cf. Hattat, R, 2007, pp. 290, nos. 10 & 12. Green, M, 2000, pp. 12…
Created on: Thursday 9th October 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 15th October 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Gussage St Michael', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-64C90E
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy late Iron Age or Roman continental brooch of uncertain type dating to the period c. 50BC - AD 75. The wings sit on either side of the head and have moulded circular knops at the tips. Each knop has an incised circumferential groove runnign down the inner edge. The lugs for the hinged pin mechanism extend from the reverse of the head. The llugs are decorated with a series of incised horizontal lines which also run across the topmost section of the pin. The pin bar and pin are intact, although the tip of the pin is slightly bent. The bow tapers from the head and is interr…
Created on: Thursday 9th October 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 16th June 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Gussage St Michael', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-5611A3
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy Iron Age or Roman Aesica variant brooch dating to the period c. AD 43 - 100. The brooch is missing one wing due to an old break, The surviving wing is cylindrical in form and the iron pin bar is visible within. It has a damaged tip. It features two pairs of incised vertical grooves, one pair near the tip of the wing and the other next to the bow. The head extends back into the bow, and curves along its length. It features two incised longitudianl groove which follow the curvature of the bow. The lower bow is circular in plan and measures 18.06mm in diamet…
Created on: Wednesday 8th October 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 16th June 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tarrant Launceston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-55BFDC
Object type: BUCKET
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A cpper alloy Iron Age possible zoomorphic bucket mount dating to the period c. 150 BC - AD 100. The mount is in the shape of a stag's head. It is sub-trapeziodal in shape with a slightly flared muzzle. The eyes and nostrils are drilled and deeply recessed. Corney suggests they may have been inlaid, although there is no trace of this visible. The top of the head features a projecting area with a lattice-work decoration, possibly intended to suggest stylised horns or antlers, however, this has been heavily obscured by iron corrosion. The reverse is flat and features a large amount of i…
Created on: Wednesday 8th October 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 11th November 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Gussage St Michael', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-54F7DB
Object type: STUD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy stud of possible Iron Age date (c. 200 BC - AD 100). The stud consists of a dome shaped head with a scalloped collar. The cylindrical shank projects from the underside and tapers slightly along its length.
Created on: Wednesday 8th October 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 15th December 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Gussage St Michael', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-514CD7
Object type: PIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper alloy Iron Age ring headed pin dating to the period c. 300BC - AD50. The pin consists of a circular head with a circular perforation. The shank of the pin projects from the bottom of the ring-head and features a circular perforation with a cylindrical rivet in situ. The pin bends at a slight angle just below the rivet and then curves back in the opposite direction, tapering along its length. The ring-head measures 28.26mm in dimater with an internal diameter of 13.58mm and is 7.91mm thick. The pin has a smooth dark brown patina. This object has been published in Gree…
Created on: Wednesday 8th October 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd March 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Gussage St. Michael', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-509E53
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy Iron Age strip bow brooch dating to the period c. 25BC - AD75. The brooch features cyllindrical rolled wings flanking a V-shaped pin slot in the centre of the head. Traces of the pin bar are visible inside the wings and slot as iron corrosion. The pin is missing. The bow tapers back from the head and terminates in a plain foot. There is a punched figure eight at the top of the bow with a punched circle approximately midway along the length of the bow. The brooch is otherwise undecorated. The catchplate extends from the reverse of the foot and exhibits old da…
Created on: Wednesday 8th October 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 16th June 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Gussage St. Michael', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-EA6F89
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper alloy Iron Age La Tene I type brooch dating to the period c. 400 - 200BC. The brooch features slight damage to the tip of the foot but is otherwise intact. The head of the pin consists of the typical four loops around a bar, creating the spring which continues into the pin. The body curves up at a steep angle from the spring and both widens and thickens along its length before narrowing and tapering as it curves back downwards towards the foot. The body is decorated with an incised design of a voided cross wtih rounded terminals surrounded by punched dots. The arms of the cro…
Created on: Friday 3rd October 2014
Last updated: Monday 3rd November 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Gussage St. Michael', grid reference and parish protected.


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