TOGGLE

Unique ID: KENT-4F3943

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A late Iron Age toggle. The fastener has been cast in copper alloy and has a solid double-boss head and heavy ring-loop. Only the double boss part of the fitting survives as the loop has broken off, leaving behind a small worn stump on the flat reverse of the bosses. The double-boss head consists of two parallel identical joining circular bosses each with a rounded front face and a flat back. In the centre of these bosses is a circular recesses surrounded by an concentric collar with a diameter of 7.3mm. There are smaller collared recesses, 6.7mm in diameter, on either side of the central one. The recesses suggest that they could have once been set with other materials. Similar examples can be seen on the database: SUSS-D18220 and NLM-FE3248.

The fastener is 27.1mm long, 15.9mm wide, 5.1mm thick and weighs 11.8 grams.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: IRON AGE
Period from: IRON AGE [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Period to: ROMAN [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Circa 150 BC
Date to: Circa AD 100

Dimensions and weight

Length: 27.1 mm
Width: 15.9 mm
Thickness: 5.1 mm
Weight: 11.8 g
Quantity: 1

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Recorded by: Miss Jennifer Jackson - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Miss Jennifer Jackson - [view all attributed records]

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Completeness: Incomplete [scope notes | view all attributed records]

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Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern
County: Bedford
District: Bedford
To be known as: Wilden

Spatial coordinates

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Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector [scope notes]

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Created: Friday 10th February 2012
Updated: Monday 9th September 2013

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