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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: PUBLIC-637716
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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: PUBLIC-5FE6F1
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy La Tène III brooch of late Iron Age to early Roman date, Circa 25-100 AD. The pin appears to have snapped off at the second spring coil - usually, these brooches have four coils - and there is a solid axis bar. The bow has treble horizontal bands above and below a collar with angled grooves. The lower treble band has a single band below. The bow sides have a linear groove which terminates at the incomplete, openwork foot. Length of bow:41.09 mm. Width at head: 9.93 mm. Weight 5.601. References: PAS record YORYM-1AE283.
Created on: Tuesday 2nd September 2014
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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