BERK-8EDEA1: Iron Age Brooch: La Tene III brooch fragment

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Unique ID: BERK-8EDEA1

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A cast copper alloy Iron Age one piece La Tené III brooch, dating to the early first century AD (c. AD 43-80) and possibly related to the Lowbury brooch type. The brooch is incomplete; the main body of the bow and the catchplate is all that survives, and this is distorted and bent. The bow itself widens into pronounced shoulders from the coiled spring down towards the foot. It then tapers quickly beneath another pair of shoulders just above the bent catchplate before it narrows. The bow is decorated with a central row of chevrons running vertically down the bow, in a similar fashion to many Lowbury stype brooches. There are two moulded ribs running across the width of the bow just above the catchplate. Lowbury brooches are identified with the Atrebates tribe of Hampshire and Berkshire and beyond. An almost identical brooch was found nearby BERK-8F0A06, suggesting they may have been part of a pair.

Class: Lowbury

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: IRON AGE
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: IRON AGE
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: IRON AGE
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 80

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 52.4 mm
Width: 7.08 mm
Thickness: 1.33 mm
Weight: 2 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st January 2009 - Wednesday 18th May 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Anni Byard
Identified by: Miss Anni Byard

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2011.087

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Decoration style: Geometric
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Winterbourne (Civil Parish)

References cited

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Recording Institution: BERK
Created: Wednesday 15th June 2011
Updated: Tuesday 10th February 2015

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