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Record ID: DOR-A42D85
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
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 tapers towards the lower break and is decorated with three equally spaced longitudinal grooves. The rear is undecorated. The brooch has a flat, rectangular cross section. Date: Late Iron Age to Early Roman - c. AD 25 - 75 Dimensions: 35.29 mm x 10.24 mm x 1.24 mm Weight: 2.11 g
Created on: Tuesday 26th March 2019
Last updated: Friday 29th March 2019
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Record ID: DOR-A405FD
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
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A fragment of a copper alloy bow brooch of Hod Hill type. A Hod Hill type with short side wings. At the head is the remnant of the folded tabs to house the axis bar for a missing hinged pin.There are traces of iron corrosion, probably from the axis bar. The bow is narrowed from the head with a transverse moulded ridge beyond which it expands into a lozengiform plate with remnants of side knops and decorated with vertical grooves. The leg of the bow extends from the lower point of this plate. It is narrowed and has a transverse moulded ridge before tapering a little to the break. The …
Created on: Tuesday 26th March 2019
Last updated: Friday 29th March 2019
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Record ID: DOR-A3E186
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
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A fragment of a gilded, copper alloy plate brooch of the centre boss type. Over half of the plate and all of the glass boss are missing. The plate was oval in shape with a raised rim around an oval recess to house the missing glass boss. The part of the plate framing the recess is decorated with two concentric grooves with a ridge between them and at the edge. These are gilded and decorated with stamped S-shapes on the outer band and stamped double annulets in the inner band. The rear of the plate is flat and undecorated. At one end it retains the stub of a single pierced lug for the a…
Created on: Tuesday 26th March 2019
Last updated: Friday 29th March 2019
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Record ID: DOR-90C592
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
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A copper alloy Colchester derivative bow brooch. A Polden Hill variant with a chord hook at the head. The brooch is incomplete with the spring and pin missing. The semi-cylindrical wings are open at the rear and decorated with three vertical lines. At each end is an integrally cast cap with an off-centre drilled hole to house the missing axis bar. Attached to the axis bar would have been the missing spring for the pin mechanism. At the centre on the upper edge of the wings is a broken pierced lug where the the chord of the pin would have attached. The bow projects downwards from the wi…
Created on: Wednesday 13th March 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 27th March 2019
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Record ID: WILT-7DFF1E
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
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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 chann…
Created on: Thursday 28th February 2019
Last updated: Friday 1st March 2019
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Record ID: DOR-5604D3
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
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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…
Created on: Tuesday 26th February 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 27th March 2019
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Record ID: DOR-55B86B
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
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A large copper alloy Colchester derivative bow brooch. A Dolphin type. The pin is missing. The wigs are semi-cylindrical and would have housed a spring for the sprung pin mechanism. Between the wings at the rear is a trace of a rearward hook. The wings are decorated with vertical ridges and grooves at the front. The bow arches from the centre of the wings a tapers as it drops down to a break at the foot. The bow is D shaped in cross section and decorated with longitudinal incised grooves. The upper part the bow has a ridge along either side. The lower part of the bow is narrowed and s…
Created on: Tuesday 26th February 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 27th March 2019
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Record ID: WILT-3CEFB2
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A copper alloy annular brooch, probably dating to c. AD 1200-1400. The brooch consists of a circular frame with a constriction to hold a lost pin. On the axis perpendicular to the constriction, the frame expands into a projecting collet on one side, and an elongated knop with central engraved groove on the opposite side. The frame is plano-convex in cross section. Dimensions: Length 30.0mm; width 18.9mm; thickness 4.0mm; weight 1.82g. See Egan & Pritchard (1991: 254-255) no. 1335. cf. also WILT-EACB2C and others on this database.
Created on: Monday 25th February 2019
Last updated: Monday 4th March 2019
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Record ID: DOR-4282A9
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
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A fragment of copper alloy brooch. Part of the bow and the foot only remain. There is a break at the top. The remaining lower part of the bow is a flaring trapezoidal shape and recessed for enamel. At the foot where the plate is widest, projects a triangular foot knop, D-shaped in cross section. The apex of the knop connects to the lower edge of the plate. The front of the knop is decorated with a moulded transverse ridge flanked by grooves with another ridge around the edge of the base. The rear of the knop is flat and undecorated. The rear of the plate has a longitudinal, slightly of…
Created on: Wednesday 13th February 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 10th April 2019
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Record ID: DOR-81276C
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A copper alloy annular brooch dating to c.1300 - 1450. A circular, undecorated frame with an oval cross section. There is a constriction at one side of the frame to which the pin is attached. The sheet metal pin is rectangular in cross section, hooked around the constriction and tapers to a blunt point. Date: Medieval Diameter: 28.28 mm Thickness: 4.03 mm Weight: 8.25 g
Created on: Monday 4th February 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 9th April 2019
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Record ID: SOM-6E38BD
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A cast copper-alloy brooch, either a small shallow saucer brooch or a Suzuki Class B or C button brooch of early early-medieval date (5th - 6th century AD) with style I decoration. The brooch is circular and 18.15mm in diameter and weighs 2.23 grams. The rim is upturned and offset 1mm within this is a further concentric circle of raised copper that surrounds the central design. The raised rim and raised central design are both c.2mm thick. The design is not a facing mask, the most common design on button brooches and is difficult to read clearly, it appears combine elements of the pro…
Created on: Tuesday 22nd January 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 29th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Piddletrenthide CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-5AE7BF
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete copper alloy hinged developed T-shaped brooch dating to AD 50 -150. The surviving section comprises the head, wings and upper bow. At the head cylindrical wings survive, retaining a copper alloy axis bar. In the centre of the wings is the head with a complete integral headloop, this is a small circular aperture in the centre of a sub-rectangular tab of copper alloy. At the reverse of the head is the slot cut into the centre to accommodate a hinged pin. The bow is rectangular (flat) in section and projects from the head, it terminates in a break. In the centre of the survi…
Created on: Monday 21st January 2019
Last updated: Monday 21st January 2019
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Record ID: WILT-343052
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A Medieval copper alloy annular brooch, probably dating to c. AD1200-1400. The brooch consists of a circular frame, with a circular cross section and constriction to hold a lost pin. One half of the frame is twisted, with four facets. Dimensions: diameter 20.45mm; thickness c. 2mm; weight 1.64g. cf. Egan & Pritchard (1991: 249) no. 1310, Hattatt (2007: 382) no. 1340.
Created on: Monday 7th January 2019
Last updated: Thursday 7th February 2019
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Record ID: HAMP-CF365D
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A fragment of a medieval (1250-1350) lead-alloy annular brooch consisting of a flat, lozenge-shaped boss with raised decoration in the form of four pointed-oval petals with central longitudinal rib arranged around a central pellet. The background appears to be raised cross-hatch and the edge of the lozenge is raised. To the reverse is a raised curved rib 1.5mm in width, all that now remains of the brooch frame. The object measures 17.6mm in length, 16.3mm in width, 3.1mm in thickness (exclusive of curving rib, 2.0mm thick) and weighs 1.63g. It is not possible to calculate the original …
Created on: Wednesday 2nd January 2019
Last updated: Friday 11th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'St. Leonards and St. Ives', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-CECFA6
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
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, with the head damaged and missing only its axis bar and pin. The head of the brooch consists of a rectangular sheet of copper alloy with a central rectangular slot to accommodate a hinged pin, now lost. The rear of the head was rolled backwards to hold the axis bar, although it is now damaged and is truncated at the fold. Traces of iron corrosion would suggest that either the pin or axis bar were iron. The bow is undecorated, and tapers into a a point…
Created on: Wednesday 2nd January 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 2nd January 2019
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Record ID: DOR-778559
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
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An incomplete cast copper alloy hinged initial T-shaped brooch with a hinged pin mechanism, dating to AD 50 - 150. Most of the pin, lower bow and and catch plate are missing. The head consists of two cylindrical wings. The wings are decorated with a series of semi circumferential incised lines. There are traces of iron corrosion on the left wing terminal. At the rear of the wings is a central notch for the attachment of pin, the head of which only remains. The bow has a circular cross section and tapers to the break. Date: Roman Dimensions: 22.28 mm x 31.91 mm x 10.32 mm Weight: 9.98 g
Created on: Monday 17th December 2018
Last updated: Monday 21st January 2019
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Record ID: DOR-12863D
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
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A Roman copper alloy bow brooch. A Colchester derivative with a sprung pin mechanism. The pin is missing. Flanking the head are the short, flat wings. At the rear of the wings is a slight hollow which would have accommodated the missing spring of the pin. At the head of the bow is the remnant of a lug or hook to house the missing chord of the spring. The D-sectioned bow is undecorated and tapers to a pointed foot. Date: Roman - c. AD 43 - 100 Dimensions: 23.69 mm x 12.23 mm x 6.15 mm Weight: 1.73 g
Created on: Wednesday 12th December 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 29th January 2019
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Record ID: DOR-EC4E67
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A copper-alloy enamel cloisonné disc brooch dating to the late 10th - 11th century. The brooch is constructed from a backplate of copper alloy sheet with the remains of six equidistant rounded lugs, only one survives with a central indetation; a copper alloy collar has been soldered onto this base plate, set within the collar is the separate cloisonné disc containing an enamel pattern, the disc has now become separated from its backplate. The pattern is marked out by copper alloy cells and comprises a four petalled flower against a blue enamelled background. The petals of the flower …
Created on: Wednesday 28th November 2018
Last updated: Monday 10th December 2018
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Record ID: DOR-EB6D26
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
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An incomplete copper alloy enamelled plate brooch dating to c.100 AD - c.200 AD . The brooch has a vertically elongated hexagonal shape with a knop at all six angles, one has broken off. The inlaid enamel decoration is separated into three geometric cells, an upper and a lower equalateral triangle filled with blue enamel and a central square inbetween filled with millefiori decoration in the form of four blue ovals placed irregularily with a sunray design in alternating red and white strands, much of the enamel is cracked, a small area is missing. At the reverse is the double lug hinge…
Created on: Wednesday 28th November 2018
Last updated: Thursday 7th February 2019
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Record ID: DOR-C32A62
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
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A fragment of copper alloy strip bow brooch. A section of the flat, tapering bow, catchplate and incomplete head only remaining. At the head is a v-shaped notch separating the tabs that would have folded over to form the wings for the missing axis bar and hinged pin. Corrosion under the copper alloy tabs suggests an iron axis bar. The bow tapers towards a pointed foot with the remnant of the catchplate at the rear. The front and rear are corroded with a dark green patina and appear undecorated. The brooch has a flat, rectangular cross section. Date: Late Iron Age to Early Roman - c. AD
Created on: Wednesday 14th November 2018
Last updated: Friday 7th December 2018
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