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    • Broad period: IRON AGE
    • Created by: Ciorstaidh Hayward Trevarthen

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Record ID: DOR-54D2DB
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A worn but complete cast copper-alloy strap junction dating to the period. It comprises three conjoined loops arranged in a triangular shape.Set centrally between the two upper loops and above the bottom loop is a highly stylised, elongated human head. The head is convex with hollow reverse and crudely rendered,with a brow and nose ridge, slight indentations for the eyes and a small line for the mouth. It is oval in outline. he loops are D shaped in cross section and of similar diameters (approximately 10 mm). Date: Late Iron Age to Early Roman c. 100 BC to AD 100 Dimensions: 30.16 mm
Created on: Tuesday 29th August 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 13th September 2017
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Record ID: DOR-B8C215
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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. There…
Created on: Tuesday 4th July 2017
Last updated: Friday 7th July 2017
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Record ID: DOR-B856D1
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A silver quarter stater of the British Iron Age. A South Western (Durotrigian) uninscribed stater. Geometric design on the reverse. Reference: Hobbs cf. no 2749 Date: Late Iron Age- circa 50BC - AD 10 Diameter: 10.68 mm Weight: 1.08 g Die axis: 3
Created on: Tuesday 4th July 2017
Last updated: Friday 7th July 2017
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Record ID: DOR-884623
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy Nauheim-Derivative brooch. A one-piece brooch with an integral sprung pin mechanism. Part of the pin is missing. The leaf-shaped bow tapers to a pointed foot and is decorated with a double band of stamped rectangles along the mid line. The bow has a flat rectangular cross section. Behind the foot is the remnant of the hooked catchplate. At the back of the head, the spring has been drawn from the bow into the remaining three and a part coils with the chord passing below them. The shank of the pin and the remainder of the fourth coil are missing. Date: Late Iro…
Created on: Wednesday 25th January 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 8th August 2017
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Record ID: DOR-6AB90E
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A gold stater of the British Iron Age, South-Eastern type (Atrebates). A complex wreath with two hidden faces on the obverse and a triple tailed horse with a wheel on the reverse. The coin is dished. Date: Late Iron Age - 60 - 50 BC References: BMC 445 - 554, ABC 485, VA 210 - 215 Diameter: 19.13 mm Weight: 5.35 g
Created on: Thursday 24th November 2016
Last updated: Friday 25th November 2016
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Record ID: DOR-C14A55
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy knobbed terret. The terret is oval with and oval cross section around the ring. At one side there is s flatter sectioned bar with a slight knop at each end where the terret as attached to a horse harness, Around the ring are three domed oval knobs, each decorated with three parallel moulded grooves. There is a knob at either end of the long axis of the oval ring and one at the mid point. The long axes of the knobs are set parallel to the ring as are the grooves. Date: Late Iron Age to Early Roman - c. 100 BC to 150 AD Dimensions: 54.5 mm x 37.3 mm x 11.1 mm Weight: 29.82…
Created on: Friday 16th September 2016
Last updated: Thursday 9th February 2017
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Record ID: DOR-B990A9
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A probable fragment of a miniature skirted terret. It comprises two integrally cast loops; the lower one small and semi-circular and the upper larger and almost circular. Both loops have a D-shaped cross section. Between the two is a remnant of integrally cast "skirt", all that remains is a bar across the junction of the two loops, projecting outward slightly all the way around. Date: Late Iron Age to Early Roman c 100 BC - AD 200 Dimensions: 19.3 mm x 14.2 mm x 7.1 mm Weight: 4.25 g
Created on: Friday 16th September 2016
Last updated: Monday 22nd May 2017
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Record ID: DOR-9A3661
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A sherd of Black Burnished ware 1. Poole/Wareham fabric. Reduced dark grey with slight orange oxidisation at the margins. Abundant rounded quartz sand temper. A rim sherd from a jar with in-turned rim (Wessex Archaeology Type 6). There is an incised groove externally below the rim and the remnant of an "eyebrow" motif on the shoulder. Handmade. Abraded. Date: Late Iron to Early Roman - c. 100 BC to AD 100 Weight: 25.4 g See Davies, S and Seagar-Smith, R, 1993, Black Burnished Ware Type Series - The Roman Pottery from Excavations at Greyhound Yard, Dorchester, Dorset Dorchester : D…
Created on: Wednesday 4th May 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 10th May 2016
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Record ID: DOR-FC59C9
Object type: MINIATURE OBJECT
Broad period: IRON AGE
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy miniature socketed axe or gouge. There is a conical socket at the butt with a break at one side. The body the narrows into an oval cross section before flaring slightly and flattening into the curved "cutting-edge" at the other end. At the socket end is a small projection, probably the remnant of a suspension loop. Date:Iron Age to Roman - c. 800 BC to AD 410 Dimensions: 20.56 mm x 6.62 mm x 7.33 mm Weight: 2.81 g Miniature axes are generally thought to date from the Iron Age to Roman periods - see database record WILT-FFCDDF
Created on: Monday 21st March 2016
Last updated: Monday 21st March 2016
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Record ID: DOR-CA6972
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper-alloy handle from a toilet knife. The handle is three-dimensional and depicts what is probably a mythical creature. The top of the head is rounded and extends into a long muzzle. The beak-like mouth is flared open and there is a small curving projection protruding from between the lips, possibly a tongue. The sides of the head are flat and each has a protruding "eye" formed of a raised ring of copper alloy with a recess in the centre. One of the recesses contains traces of possible enamel or paste for the attachment of a glass setting (the database example cited below retained…
Created on: Tuesday 23rd February 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 25th October 2016
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Record ID: DOR-5A9157
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A base silver stater of the British Iron Age dating to 50 BC to 50 AD. A South Western uninscribed (Durotrigian) type. A stylised wreath on the obverse and a stylised horse on the reverse. Date: Late Iron Age Diameter: 18.97 mm Weight: 2.92 g
Created on: Thursday 18th February 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 24th February 2016
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Record ID: DOR-59AB84
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A base silver stater of the British Iron Age dating to 50 BC to 50 AD. A South Western uninscribed (Durotrigian) type. A stylised wreath on the obverse and a stylised horse on the reverse. Date: Late Iron Age Diameter: 18.52 mm Weight: 3.38 g
Created on: Thursday 18th February 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 24th February 2016
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Record ID: DOR-638AE5
Object type: MINIATURE OBJECT
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy miniature wheel. The wheel is circular with a D-shaped cross section. It is of openwork design with four arched "spokes" forming an equal armed cross. This creates a central lozenge-shaped aperture with in-curved sides and four oval apertures around it. The spokes are rectangular in cross section. Date: Late Bronze Age to Early Roman - c. 200 BC to AD 100 Dimensions: 26.58 mm diameter x 4.84 thickness Weight: 8.09 g Similar objects are recorded in database records WILT-D592A5,HESH-C53CF4 and DENO-0BBA52 where the dating ranges from Late Bronze Age, thr…
Created on: Monday 25th January 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 10th May 2016
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Record ID: DOR-D04BE5
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete possible escutcheon (handle fitting) or mount. The object is subcircular with a deep recess on either face. The side is partially decorated with three grooves containing traces of red enamel. Date: Iron Age - c. Dimensions: 13.95 mm x 10.96 x 8.95 mm Weight: 5.53 g This is similar to objects recorded in database records NMGW-6A53C4 and BH-2CA0D5, but less elaoborate. Julian Watters noted "Parallels for this object are illustrated and discussed by Spratling (1972: 222 - 223/fig. 177, nos. 386 - 388), who identifies them as handle escutcheons from metal bowls made…
Created on: Wednesday 6th January 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 6th January 2016
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Record ID: DOR-65404C
Object type: COIN HOARD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two base silver Durotrigan staters of the British Iron Age. A South Western uniscribed (Durotrigan) 1 - Base silver stater of the British Iron Age. A South Western uninscribed (Durotrigan) type. A stylised wreath on the obverse and a stylised horse on the reverse.Date: Late Iron Age - c. 40 BC - 20 ADDiameter: 19.63 mmWeight: 3.28 g 2 - (DOR-65498E) A base silver stater of the British Iron Age. A South Western uninscribed (Durotrigan) type. A stylised wreath on the obverse and a stylised horse on the reverse. Date: Late Iron Age - c. 40 BC - 20 AD Diameter: 19.36 mm Weight: 2.80 g S…
Created on: Friday 3rd July 2015
Last updated: Friday 17th March 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Portland', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-23C5D2
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy stater of the British Iron Age. A South Western uniscribed (Durotrigian) type. A stylised wreath on the obverse and a stylised horse on the reverse. Date: Late Iron Age - c. 40 BC - 20 AD Diameter: 21.62 mm Weight: 2.41 g
Created on: Tuesday 30th June 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 12th August 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tolpuddle', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-23B18D
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Base silver stater of the British Iron Age. A South Western uniscribed (Durotrigian) type. A stylised wreath on the obverse and a stylised horse on the reverse. Date: Late Iron Age - c. 40 BC - 20 AD Diameter: 17.28 mm Weight:2.33 g
Created on: Tuesday 30th June 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 12th August 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tolpuddle', 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-F43996
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy Nauheim-Derivative brooch. A one-piece brooch with an integral sprung pin mechanism. Part of the pin is missing. The leaf-shaped bow tapers to a pointed foot and is decorated with a double band of stamped rectangles along either side. The bow has a flat rectangular cross section. Behind the foot is the remnant of the hooked catchplate. At the back of the head, the spring has been drawn from the bow into four coils with the chord passing below them. The shank of the pin is missing. Date: Late Iron Age to Early Roman - c. AD 10 - 100 Dimensions: 55.51 mm x 11.1…
Created on: Friday 22nd May 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 25th January 2017
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Record ID: DOR-5B4615
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Iron Age early uninscribed British South Western B 'Chute' type gold Durotrigian stater, reverse-dished. Obverse: Abstract head of Apollo facing right, leaves downwards Reverse: Disjointed horse going left, triple tail, crab beneath Date: Late Iron Age - c. 80 - 60 BC Diameter: 18.30 mm Weight: 5.79 g Die axis: 7 Coins of this type were produced in the Dorset-Wiltshire-Isle of Wight area in around 80-60 BC. During the late Iron Age this area is thought to have been inhabited by a people known as the Durotriges. Reference: Van Arsdell 1205-1; BMC 35-76; ABC 746
Created on: Wednesday 26th November 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 26th November 2014
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