PUBLIC-609F88: PUBLIC-609F88-Copper alloy iron age brooch

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-609F88

Object type certainty: Certain
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A fragment of a copper-alloy Iron Age brooch probably of La Tene I type, dating from 300-150 BC. The remains of the brooch consist of a highly arched body in profile, with a D-shaped cross-section at its centre. The spring head, foot and pin are missing. The brooch has an overall dark green colour with a corroded and pitted surface which is laminated in places.. It measures 33.7 mm long, 7.6 mm maximum width, 5.7 mm thick (at centre) and weighs 6.3 grams.

A similar fragment of this type can be seen in this record KENT-F8C661

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: IRON AGE
Period from: IRON AGE
Period to: IRON AGE
Date from: Circa 300 BC
Date to: Circa 150 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 33.7 mm
Width: 7.6 mm
Thickness: 5.7 mm
Weight: 6.3 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 9th October 2016

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr William Burleigh
Identified by: Mr William Burleigh

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Leintwardine

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: metal detecting Find
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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