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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: SOMDOR-B23561
Object type: BUCKET
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A probable cast copper alloy ox-head bucket handle escutcheon, of Roman date. The upper portion has a small part missing, but appears to have been decorated with a number of linear ridges, in an asymmetrical arrangement. The circular perforation (5mm diameter) is also not symmetrically placed, but is slightly to the left of centre. This section is separated from the ox's horns by a thin undecorated band. The horns are simple, with slightly protruding pointed ends and near vertical linear grooves. There is a slim horizontal band below this, between the horns and the ox's face, which is…
Created on: Thursday 11th August 2005
Last updated: Wednesday 11th November 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Compton Abbas', grid reference and parish protected.


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