LEIC-E903E2: E903E2 iron age brooch

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Unique ID: LEIC-E903E2

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Late Iron age copper alloy brooch, 40mm long, 12mm wide and 2mm thick, weighing 4.27grams. The brooch consists of one piece of copper alloy wire which is square in section. This forms the pin which is twisted twice at teh head of the brooch to form the spring. The wire then roundens to form the main body of the brooch and then flattens towards the end to form the catchplate. The brooch fits the Le Tene III style of late iron age brooches, similar to 9 or 12, fig.149 in Hattatt. It has a dark brown/black patina and is an a fair condition as its is missing the edge of its catchplate and has some pitting in its surface.

Class: le tene

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: IRON AGE
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: IRON AGE

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 40 mm
Width: 12 mm
Thickness: 2 mm
Weight: 4.27 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st June 2004

Personal details

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Recorded by: Wendy Scott
Identified by: Wendy Scott

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: Melton (District)

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Recording Institution: LEIC
Created: 14 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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