CAMHER-883FA5: La Tene III brooch

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Unique ID: CAMHER-883FA5

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Late Iron Age to early Roman brooch of Nauheim derivative type, made from a flat strip of copper alloy. At one end the strip has been wound into a spring; the chord passes under the bow and is then broken, so that the other half of the spring and the pin are missing. The surviving spring half has two turns and then widens into a bow 5 mm wide, which is decorated with a border groove down each edge. The bow gently tapers again, but the very end of the bow and the catchplate are missing (fresh breaks). Despite being small and flimsy, the brooch seems to be well made. 1st century BC to 1st century AD 25-100. Total length, 38 mm. Maximum surviving width (at spring) 9 mm. Weight 1.48g.

Class: Nauheim derivative

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: IRON AGE
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: IRON AGE
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: AD 25
Date to: AD 100

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 38 mm
Weight: 1.48 g
Diameter: 9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 5th March 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Helen Geake
Identified by: Dr Helen Geake

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: South Cambridgeshire (District)
Parish or ward: Weston Colville (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL6250
Four figure Latitude: 52.124573
Four figure longitude: 0.365031
1:25K map: TL6250
1:10K map: TL65SW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Whilst metal detecting

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: CAM
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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