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Bronze 'dolphin' brooch
DERSB : 3630
Bronze 'dolphin' brooch found at Thirst House Cave, Deepdale. Thirst House was excavated by Micah and William Salt of Buxton in the 1890s. They discovered jewellery, coins, pottery, and animal remains inside the cave and on the slope outside the entrance. A number of burials were found at the bottom of this slope, one in a stone box or 'cist'. The brooches, alongside pottery evidence, suggest that the cave was occupied between 100CE-160CE. Coins found at the cave suggest a second, later period of occupation between 240CE-280CE.
- Description: width 31mm; length 52mm; depth 31mm
- How old is it? Roman
- Who collected it? Salt, Micah (collector)
- Rights: Creative Commons CC BY-NC 4.0 Buxton Museum and Art Gallery (part of Derbyshire County Council)