KENT-B848B0: Glastonbury type Brooch

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Unique ID: KENT-B848B0

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An incomplete cast middle to late Iron Age brooch, early 4th-2nd century BC.

Description: The brooch is incomplete, and the spring and pin are entirely missing. The head comprises a vertically aligned flat sided pierced knop through which the axis bar would have passed. This bow, which is of roughly circular section and tapers towards the foot, where it loops upwards to a break which may, comparing to similar brooches of the type (e.g BH-CAC2F8) formed an openwork catch plate. The catch plate has an angled upper side, a sub-triangular aperture and a rolled outer side. There is simple incised horizontal lines decorating the bow from the head to the foot. The brooch has a dark green patina and is corroded in places.

Measurements: 40.23mm long, 22.72mm high, 4.89mm wide and 6.11g in weight.

Discussion: This brooch looks very much like a Hawkes and Hull type 1B, 4 or 6, but due to its' extensive wear it is not possible to be certain about which group it belongs to and thus it is not possible to narrow the date further

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Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: IRON AGE
Period from: IRON AGE
Period to: IRON AGE
Date from: Circa 400 BC
Date to: Circa 100 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 40.23 mm
Height: 22.72 mm
Width: 4.89 mm
Weight: 6.11 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Jo Ahmet
Identified by: Mr Jo Ahmet

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Sussex (County)
District: Chichester (District)
Parish or ward: Harting (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU7518
Four figure Latitude: 50.95655792
Four figure longitude: -0.93354916
1:25K map: SU7518
1:10K map: SU71NE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Recording Institution: KENT
Created: 8 months ago
Updated: 8 months ago

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