Record Details

NHER Number:40027
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Prehistoric flint flake, Roman dolphin brooch


Metal detecting in 2003 recovered a Roman copper alloy hinged Dolphin brooch dating to the early 1st century. In the winter of 2003 to 2004 a thin prehistoric flint flake was also discovered from this area.

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Grid Reference:TG 00 07
Map Sheet:TG00NW

Full description

September/October 2003. Metal detecting.
Roman copper alloy hinged Dolphin brooch, reel between two ribs at end of tubular wings containing iron pin bar, pin missing, bow flanked by curving arched 'shoulders', recent break across leg (two joining pieces), catch-plate broken, 35 x 42mm. 1st century, before AD 60/65.
Identified by S. Ashley (NLA), 13 January 2004.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 13 January 2004.

December 2003 - January 2004. Metal detecting.
Thin tertiary side struck flake, broken at proximal end, in pale grey flint, unmodified.
Undatable prehistoric.
P. A. Robins (NCM) identified.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 10 February 2004.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • FLAKE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status - none

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