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Record ID: DOR-29FFC8
Object type: JEWELLERY
Broad period: MODERN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Two wide, rectangular-sectioned ovoid loops, interlinked and affixed at one end by a truncated bar. Each loop is decorated with applied twisted gold wires forming a running lozenge pattern with loops at the borders, interspersed with tiny globular gold beads. Of unknown function - perhaps part of an earring or decoration for a hair pin. Stylistically, however, it is consistent with late 19th century jewellery of archaising design.
Created on: Monday 8th October 2012
Last updated: Friday 2nd February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bradford Abbas', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-B48C94
Object type: JEWELLERY
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragment from a piece of Medieval jewellery. It consists of a decorative mount soldered on to a flat band. The remains of the band are engraved on the outer surface with a cross set into a square. The mount has clusters of spheres at four equidistant points and in the centre has a high collet set with glass. The purpose of this object is unclear. Superficially it resembles a finger-ring. However, the scale, weight and decoration make this unlikely. The collet resembles those used to decorate brooches, and the fragment may be part of a brooch bent out of shape. It might equally hav…
Created on: Thursday 8th February 2007
Last updated: Wednesday 27th July 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Dorchester', grid reference and parish protected.


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