SUR-2886EE: Iron Age: Brooch

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Unique ID: SUR-2886EE

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The arched bow and the remains of a spring of an Early Iron Age copper-alloy brooch, possibly Class 1A or B. The bow is circular in section. The present terminal bifurcates slightly which may be an indication of the beginning of the emergence of the catchplate.

Sophia Adams comments: If this is a brooch it has been pretty heavily damaged including splitting one end, which is possible. And if it were a brooch then Class 1A or 1B is most likely, possibly more likely the latter because although the condition doesn't show whether the coils were once small or large the length and height of the arch seems more suited to a 1B. More worrying is, though, that this is not a brooch or at least not a bow brooch. The end without the coil has a flattened cross-section which is not found on 1A or 1B brooches at this point. I wondered about it being a penannular pin but it might be too large for this. So I guess, best identification is potentially a heavily damaged Hull and Hawkes Type 1A or 1B brooch.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: IRON AGE
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: IRON AGE
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: IRON AGE
Date from: Circa 450 BC
Date to: Circa 300 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 56.79 mm
Width: 4.25 mm
Weight: 6.22 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Margaret Broomfield
Identified by: Mrs Margaret Broomfield

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 16-921

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: Mole Valley (District)
Parish or ward: Brockham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ1950
Four figure Latitude: 51.23678189
Four figure longitude: -0.29679688
1:25K map: TQ1950
1:10K map: TQ15SE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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