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Record ID: PUBLIC-A55BFB
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
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An incomplete Roman copper alloy plate brooch. A symmetrical continental plate brooch with zoomorphic decoration dating to the 1st to 2nd Century AD . There are faint traces of red enamel remaining. The brooch is cruciform in shape with a large central sub- circular plate. The plate is framed by a raised reserve of metal along both edges, creating a recess for enamel and has a central circular aperture.There are two opposing zoomorphic heads with recesses in the eyes and two opposing two circular projections also recessed for enamel.At the rear of the brooch behind the opposing zoomorp…
Created on: Friday 8th June 2018
Last updated: Friday 19th July 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tarrant Launceston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-E13782
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
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An incomplete Late Iron age or Roman copper alloy T-shaped applied hook brooch, probably dating to c. AD 25-100. The surviving fragment comprises of the head of the bow, wings and partial pin, the lower bow being lost. The cylindrical wings expand transversely from the head of the brooch, these retaining a copper alloy axis bar in situ and with a slot cut into the reverse to accomodate a hinged pin, the latter, also of copper alloy, partially survives. The bow expands out from the head terminating in a patinated break. The bow is undecorated, but with an incised groove running down…
Created on: Thursday 4th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 8th January 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-913011
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
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An incomplete cast copper alloy Roman Polden Hill type two-piece brooch with a spring mechanism. The cross bar of the brooch is composed of hollow, rectangular wings which are semi-circular in profile to accommodate the iron spring, now missing. Between the two wings at the back projects a semi-circular lug pierced with two holes. The upper hole was for the chord of the spring and the lower hole has the corroded remains of the end of the iron axis bar in place. The pin is also missing, which was probably also made of iron. There is a small fragment of copper alloy wire, found with the…
Created on: Monday 25th September 2017
Last updated: Sunday 8th October 2017
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Record ID: PUBLIC-CA8088
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A cast copper alloy medieval open-frame brooch, probably dating from the m13th or 14th century. The frame is lozenge shaped and of rhomboidal cross section. At the apex , the remains of a fine wire pin loop are wrapped around a pin constriction in the frame. The word 'AVE' extends along the upper surface of the top left side of the frame, and 'MARIA' occupies the bottom right side. This legend has been cast in negative relief, as has the foliate scrollwork occupying the remaining two sides of the frame. Height: 22.69mm; width: 22.02mm; thickness: 1.23mm. Weight: 2.067g.
Created on: Wednesday 16th November 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 18th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Nr Wimborne', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-1FC86C
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Roman copper-alloy disc brooch from the late-1st century to 2nd century AD. The brooch is circular and its front displays a five pointed star with knops to each point; these appear to be picked out in red enamel and the background with blue enamel. Only traces of the enamel remain. The side of the star or flower incurve. At its centre is a circle of metal with the field around it devoid of enamel. The reverse of the brooch has two lugs arranged in a line, located at the circumference. One D-shaped lug is perforated for the pin; the other opposite lug forms an abraded catch-plate. Th…
Created on: Monday 15th August 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 15th November 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Nr Wimborne', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-FBFA34
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy Roman Hod Hill type brooch, dating from the mid to late 1st century AD. The head comprises two tabs which spring from the top of the bow and terminate at the top in the remains of an axis bar cylinder with attached iron corrosion. The bar and pin are both missing, but the latter would have been attached to the former via the slit between the two head tabs. A transverse ridge, moulded in high relief, marks the top of the bow; at its base, this ridge slopes gradually downwards; located beneath it are two lower transverse ridges and a dividing groove.Below th…
Created on: Sunday 8th November 2015
Last updated: Friday 4th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wareham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-E2064E
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
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An incomplete copper-alloy Roman bow brooch of probable 1st century date. Only the head and top of the bow remain, the rest of the brooch having been lost in antiquity. The bow consists of a parallel-sided, flat-sectioned strip, decorated at its upper end by the incuse letters 'DO', presumably the start of an inscription At this top end, the bow flares into the head, which has an axis bar within a cylinder. The loop of the otherwise missing pin is attached to the bar via a central slit in the cylinder. The brooch has a length of 18.35 mm, with a width of 14.66 mm at the head and 6.70…
Created on: Saturday 7th November 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-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-2C82BD
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A incomplete and corroded cast copper-alloy Roman T-shaped brooch. The axis bar is contained within a horizontal cylinder ,with a central slot for the now-missing pin. The left-hand wing has a pair of parallel, angled grooves, one third of the way in from the centre.The bow has a convex upper surface, a hollow underside at the top, and straight sides which converge towards the point of the break. A lightly incised pattern of grooves decorates the upper part of the bow; a short distance below this is an irregular depression, which may be a casting flaw.
Created on: Monday 5th October 2015
Last updated: Monday 11th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Nr Wimborne', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-2C6749
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy Roman trumpet-headed brooch , probably dating from the 2nd century AD. The bow is of D-shaped cross section and has a well worn break at its bottom end; at the top, it flares into a semicircular headplate. On the underside of this headplate is an axis bar cylinder, with the iron axis bar visible at the central pin slot. The pin itself is missing. On the upper surface of the headplate is a perimeter groove, the curvature of which mirrors that of the adjacent edge.
Created on: Monday 5th October 2015
Last updated: Monday 11th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Nr Wimborne', grid reference and parish protected.


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