SOM-6F0724: Iron age brooch

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BROOCH

Unique ID: SOM-6F0724

Object type certainty: Certain
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Late Iron Age or early Roman copper alloy brooch of La Tene III, Nauheim derivative type dated to c.30-70 AD. The brooch head, spring and pin are mostly missing to an old break with only one loop of the spring remaining on one side. The bow is flat with rounded edges, the tip is bent upwards slightly where the break has occured. It widens immediately from the head to 5.3mm wide by 1.05mm thick and then tapers in width gradually towards the break.

The foot and catchplate are missing from an old break and it is 6.1mm wide at the break. It is 33.55mm long and weighs 1.79 grams.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: IRON AGE
Period from: IRON AGE
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 30
Date to: Circa AD 70

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 33.55 mm
Width: 6.1 mm
Weight: 1.77 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Richard Henry
Identified by: Mr Richard Henry

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC 020623

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: Sedgemoor (District)
To be known as: Near Cheddar

Spatial coordinates


Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SOM
Created: Thursday 14th April 2011
Updated: Thursday 28th April 2011

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