Record Details

NHER Number:36100
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Roman Dolphin brooch


Metal detecting in 2000 recovered an elaborate Roman Dolphin brooch with fine cast decoration on its bow and wings.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 02 86
Map Sheet:TM08NW

Full description

Before 31 October 2000. Metal detecting.
Roman Ae elaborate Dolphin brroch, fine cast decoration on bow and wings. Bow has central ovoid boss with deep circular setting and prominent longitudinal ridge which comes to a point above and below boss, and expands at foot, ridge is flanked by two less pronounced sinuous lines on sides of bow. Catch plate on reverse has incised zig-zagline on back. Each wing has a similar ovoid setting to that on bow and transverse concave moulding. Wings have solid ends and fully enclosed axis-bar with cruciform opening, pin missing.
Brooch of dimensions 36 x 52mm.
See (S1).
Identified by S. Ashley (NLA).
A. Rogerson (NLA) 22 March 2001.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Photograph: NLA. Finds Photograph.

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