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Record ID: DOR-55F101
Object type: PLATE BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
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An almost complete enamelled disc brooch. The pin is broken. The plate of the brooch is circular and flat. It is decorated with two fields of enamel. The outer field is framed by a metal reserve around the circumference of the disc and is bounded on the inside by another reserve in the form of a five pointed star with a pellet end to each point and incurved edges. There are traces of turquoise-green enamel in in this field. Inside this is another recess around a central pellet of reserved metal. This area retains traces of red enamel The rear of the plate is flat and undecorated with …
Created on: Tuesday 26th February 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 27th March 2019
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Record ID: PUBLIC-A55BFB
Object type: PLATE 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 zoomor…
Created on: Friday 8th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 21st June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tarrant Launceston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-EA3828
Object type: PLATE BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
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A copper alloy plate brooch . The brooch is flat and oval. It has a raised concentric raised reserves forming two concentric recesses which probably held enamel. On the rverse are the single pierced lug and the hooked catcplate, set opposite eack other on the longitudinal axis. Attached to the lug is the single-piece sprung pin. The spring has two coils on one side and one on the other with a looped chord connecting them. The shaft of the pin tapers to a rounded point. A copper alloy axis bar passes through the coils of the pin. Reference: Hattatt 2000, pg.364, fig.223, no.636/637 Date…
Created on: Friday 18th May 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 16th January 2019
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Record ID: WILT-2F823C
Object type: PLATE BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
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A Roman copper alloy oval gilded plate brooch dating to c AD 200-350. The brooch is nearly complete but is missing the pin and the central 'gem' is damaged. The brooch is oval with two gilded zones of decoration around a central zone with a black glass oval stone which is conical rising to a point in the centre. The glass stone is damaged at one side. The outer zone of gilded decoration is decorated with a stamped pattern of chevrons or triangles. The inner zone of gilded decoration is decorated chevrons pointing in the opposite direction. On the back is the catchplate which is bent an…
Created on: Tuesday 13th February 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 16th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cranborne', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-B85C13
Object type: PLATE BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy disc brooch with a glass intaglio. The brooch is circular with a raised rim around the outer edge and a concentric raised rim inside this holding a circular green glass intaglio. The intaglio has a deeply incised design of a winged Victory advancing left, holding a wreth above another device (possibly a modius). The edges of the intaglio are bevelled. On the rear of the brooch is a catchplate set opposite a single pierced lug for the attachment of the missing sprung pin. A low, angular ridge joins the catchplate and lug. At one side of the lug is a lump of iron corrosion…
Created on: Thursday 3rd November 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 18th September 2018
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Record ID: SOMDOR-0BAD96
Object type: PLATE BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Roman copper alloy plate brooch of the centre boss type, with traces of gilding. The plate is oval in shape with a central black glass boss, also oval. This is slightly chipped but was formerly conical. The pattern around the central boss is indistinct, but may have been spirals. The back is flat and has been tinned or silvered. Arranged at opposite ends on the longitudinal axis are the incomplete sprung pin with its attachment lugs and the small, hooked catchplate. The catchplate is slightly bent. This brooch is similar to Hattatt's no. 1212 (Visual Catalogue, p. 364), which he date…
Created on: Wednesday 3rd August 2005
Last updated: Sunday 15th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Compton Abbas', grid reference and parish protected.


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