WILT-08E48F: Iron Age La Tene type brooch

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Unique ID: WILT-08E48F

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An incomplete copper alloy Iron Age brooch La Tène III type dating to the period AD 20-100. Part of the spring mechanism is old broken, pin and cathcplate are missing. The brooch measures 36.87mm in length, 9.36mm in width, 0.73mm in thick and weights 2.43g.

The head consist of an old broken spring mechanism with two curls at the top and one curl wrapped around the lower section of the top of the bow. One of the curls extends into the bow which is leaf-shape and tapers slightly to the foot. The front of the bow is decorated with two parallel lines running down throught it and framing a central band with a series of punches on it.

The reverse part is smooth and undecorated. The object is covered with a green patina.

For a similar brooch Cf. Hattatt, R, 2007, p. 290, no. 237.

Class: La Tène III type

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: IRON AGE
Period from: IRON AGE
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 20
Date to: Circa AD 100

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 36.87 mm
Width: 9.37 mm
Thickness: 0.73 mm
Weight: 2.43 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Cristina Sanna
Identified by: Miss Cristina Sanna

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SSWM 4743

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: West Dorset (District)
Parish or ward: Frampton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SY6396
Four figure Latitude: 50.76240318
Four figure longitude: -2.52597106
1:25K map: SY6396
1:10K map: SY66SW
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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Recording Institution: WILT
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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