SUR-064A83: Iron Age: One piece brooch

Rights Holder: Surrey County Council
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Unique ID: SUR-064A83

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An early Iron Age La Tene I bow brooch dating to c400-250BC; the spring and pin are both missing but the remainder survives in good condition. The brooch has a wide oval, hollow-backed bow. The central engraved panel takes the form of a pointed oval which contains an elongated indentation (which could be intended as a representation of a vulva). The oval panel sits within a field of diagonal lines beyond which are two bordering lines with a plain strip between them.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: County / local importance

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: IRON AGE
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: IRON AGE
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: IRON AGE
Date from: Exactly 400 BC
Date to: Circa 250 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 29.71 mm
Width: 10.62 mm
Weight: 3.33 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr David W Williams
Identified by: Mr David W Williams

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 14-232

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Surrey (County)
District: Guildford (District)
Parish or ward: Compton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU9648
Four figure Latitude: 51.22313238
Four figure longitude: -0.62667617
1:25K map: SU9648
1:10K map: SU94NE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
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: SUR
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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