WILT-260BD7: Iron Age La Tene I type brooch

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BROOCH

Unique ID: WILT-260BD7

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An incomplete copper alloy Iron Age brooch of probable La Tene I type dating to the period c. 400 - 200 BC. The head, the pin, the foot and the catchplate are missing. The brooch measures 26.57mm in length, 7.54mm maximum width, 2.26mm minimum width, 5.86mm maximum thickness, 2.48mm minimum thickness and weighs 5.16g.

The brooch commences in an old break just below where the head would have been. The bow then arches steeply upwards, becoming wider and thicker along its length before tapering and arching back downwards to an old break just above the missing foot. The bow retains traces of an ovular incised groove running around the central section of the bow, however, any traces of other decoration have been lost due to abrasion.

Cf. Hattatt, R, 2007, p. 288, nos. 221 & 724.

Class: La Tene I

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: IRON AGE
Period from: IRON AGE
Period to: IRON AGE
Date from: Circa 400 BC
Date to: Circa 200 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 26.57 mm
Width: 7.54 mm
Thickness: 5.86 mm
Weight: 5.16 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 14th March 2015

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Julie Shoemark
Identified by: Miss Julie Shoemark

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SSWM 4499 242

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Salisbury

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Recording Institution: WILT
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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