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« on: May 09, 2017, 09:18:58 PM »

Hi guys, here's a little cracker from yesterday. It appears to be a Dolphin Type so I would say around the the 1st cent AD, and may be early 50-60 AD....especially as it has a bit of Celtic influence I feel?

One question the animal type figure on the bow, I think a bull ?.......Or is it, your opinions welcome as I can not find a parallel.
 


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« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2017, 10:22:47 PM »

What a wonderful artifact....well saved from the plough...i think you should describe yourself
as a curator as i think you could put a small museum to shame..... great detecting yet again......respect......PaulB.
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« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2017, 10:36:04 PM »

What a wonderful artifact....well saved from the plough...i think you should describe yourself
as a curator as i think you could put a small museum to shame..... great detecting yet again......respect......PaulB.
Hi Paul,thanks for your comments. Saved from the plough for sure, not so sure about the museum thou... Smiley Wink
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« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2017, 12:52:35 AM »

That is one amazing brooch! Well found! Dolphin brooches design project outwards left and right on the spring end so look like a 'T' if that makes sense. Yours clearly does not. According to my cat yours would closely match the British Bow brooch (some examples show a single protruding design above) of the 1st century AD or, slightly less so, even be from the continent from the same era. Without having a multitude of books at hand yours could be unique. I think that is one that should definitely be recorded so it can go in the books Smiley Jon
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« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2017, 10:01:19 AM »

Now that's a beauty!

Could it be three phallic items that's on the end. We all know how the Romans loved to wear and promote these images as signs of virility and good luck. Funny bunch!

Quality as always Mr Spikey!

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« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2017, 10:18:12 AM »

Cracking find there paul,what a beauty,looks like a boar to me,well done again paul. Wink
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« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2017, 02:05:31 PM »

That is one amazing brooch! Well found! Dolphin brooches design project outwards left and right on the spring end so look like a 'T' if that makes sense. Yours clearly does not. According to my cat yours would closely match the British Bow brooch (some examples show a single protruding design above) of the 1st century AD or, slightly less so, even be from the continent from the same era. Without having a multitude of books at hand yours could be unique. I think that is one that should definitely be recorded so it can go in the books Smiley Jon
Thanks Jon, I have all the Hattatt books, I've only flipped through them more time needed. I will take on board your comments and thanks for your input...FLO as you say  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2017, 02:08:23 PM »

Now that's a beauty!

Could it be three phallic items that's on the end. We all know how the Romans loved to wear and promote these images as signs of virility and good luck. Funny bunch!

Quality as always Mr Spikey!

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Cheers Neil, I never thought of a Willy Shocked Wink as you say they were into them.. Wink
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« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2017, 07:58:56 PM »

Wow Paul that's a beauty. Probably one of the best I've seen you find.

My first thought was Zoomorphic. To me it looks like a dogs head. But maybe I'm  predudiced  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2017, 09:11:30 PM »

That is one very unusual brooch, to me the top picture looks like a sea horse but definitely one for the flo. Well found there
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« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2017, 09:12:41 PM »

Wow Paul that's a beauty. Probably one of the best I've seen you find.

My first thought was Zoomorphic. To me it looks like a dogs head. But maybe I'm  predudiced  Roll Eyes
Hi Val, I always look farward to your input on my posts and others on the forum. Yes you probably are predudiced I know you like your woof woofs  Wink
I have e mailed a picture to my FLO....let you know what he says....
I've had a couple more nice finds which I shall put up in a day or two, I don't want to Hogg DW... Wink Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2017, 09:15:02 PM »

That is one very unusual brooch, to me the top picture looks like a sea horse but definitely one for the flo. Well found there
Yes I can see that wagis, especially the head of the brooch being ribbed...thanks for your input.
Hope to eventually get an ID some where... Wink
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« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2017, 09:58:57 PM »

Great zoomorphic brooch.

The Romans had a fascination with animal features.

Well Saved.

Jerry.
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« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2017, 02:07:05 PM »

That is one very unusual brooch, to me the top picture looks like a sea horse but definitely one for the flo. Well found there

Looks like a seahorse to me as well.
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« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2017, 09:46:57 PM »

 Cool WOW , that's a cracking find.........
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