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Record ID: DOR-EAA7F6
Object type: BUTTON AND LOOP FASTENER
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper alloy button-and-loop fastener, closest to Wild class 5a, dating late 1st-2nd century AD. The fastener has an L-shaped body with a discoidal head and a looped foot at the opposite end of the body. The disc-head is flat on the reverse and convex on the front, it is decorated with a slightly assymmetric pattern, consisting of a central boss with two sunken outer circular fields for enamel, no traces of enamel remain. From the reverse of the head projects a shank, which is bent at an angle of 90 degrees so that it lies parallel to the head but remains slightly offset. This shank …
Created on: Wednesday 28th November 2018
Last updated: Thursday 28th March 2019
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Record ID: DOR-09A2E3
Object type: BUTTON AND LOOP FASTENER
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete cast copper-alloy button and loop fastener of Wild Class 5a. It has a circular flat head with a convex front and flat back. The front has a wide ridge around the outer edge, framing a central flat-based recess. From the back of the head projects a shank, which is bent at an angle of 90 degrees so that it lies parallel to the head but remains slightly offset. This shank terminates in a teardrop-shaped loop and has a sub-circular cross section. The head of the of button and loop fastener is most similar to Wild's Class Va, which is dated to the late 1st or 2nd century (Wil…
Created on: Monday 10th November 2014
Last updated: Monday 8th February 2016
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Record ID: DOR-4F66C0
Object type: BUTTON AND LOOP FASTENER
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper alloy Iron Age or Roman button and loop fastener of Wild's Type I variant date dating to the period c. 50 BC - AD 50. The object consists of a single domed boss head with a concave interior and a semi circular integral suspension loop projecting from the rear. The object has a smooth dark green patina. It measures 12.35mm in diameter, is 9.77mm thick and weighs 1.51g.
Created on: Monday 20th October 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd March 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Gussage St Michael', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HAMP3302
Object type: BUTTON AND LOOP FASTENER
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cast copper-alloy Button-and-loop fastener of Wild's Class VIa. Rectangular, with large sub-square scar on reverse surface from missing loop (dimensions: 8.5 x 7mm). Raised, plain border enclosing moulded double conjoined Celtic scroll motif with each end terminating in a rounded lobe. The recessed area surrounding the central motif is infilled with bright red enamel, much of which survives. Smooth, mid-green patina. Lightly pitted surfaces.
Created on: Wednesday 19th March 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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