Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Antiquarian Field Club Volume 21

Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Antiquarian Field Club Volume 21

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ... in. thick. Believed to have been found al Fifehead Neville. Half of a waist torque, iin. in diameter. The closely twisted metal is about fin. thick. Near Woolland, Dorset. An annular armlet, labelled "British Armlet, found by Mr. W. W. Connop, near Woolland, Dorset, at the head of Locket's Stream, on the bank, about 1891." This armlet is quite uncorroded, and is of a curious blackish colour. It has patches of No. of Case. No. of Object. Locality, &c. How procured. a bright golden appearance, wonderfully like gilding. In the case of bronze daggers, however, Sir J. Evans pronounces this appearance to be deceptive. The armlet is quite without ornament, but it is remarkable for a gradual taper in the metal from 6-16th in. to 3-16th in. Its outside diameter is 3in. Roman foundations, Fifchead Nev!lle. Five penannular bracelets, and part of another. These are all of one type. They are fairly stout in make, apparently cast. The metal is flat within, slightly rounded without, about fin. wide, tapering a little to the ends. 61, 63, and 65, have the ends slightly overlapping. The ends of 62 are a little thickened. The ornament consists of groups of sunk lines or mouldings at right angles to the length of the metal. In 61 and 66, some ornament appears in connection with these mouldings, but not in the others. The groups of cross lines are separated by three oblongs running lengthwise on the metal. These oblongs are variously ornamented with cris-cross lines, and with diagonal or vandyke lines of little circles and dots. Fifchead Neville. A penannular torque bracelet, of rather stout make. It has been corroded down, or filed down, so that the convexity of the outer surface of the wires is almost done away with. Locality, & more

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  • Paperback | 86 pages
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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236780450
  • 9781236780454