KENT-32401A: Langton down Brooch

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Unique ID: KENT-32401A

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An incomplete late Iron age to Early-Roman Langton Down bow type brooch , c.AD 25-60.

Description: In plan, the brooch is almost T-shaped with a bow that is a flat rectangular in cross section and widens slightly towards the foot. It has a cylindrical-section head, formed by wide encompassing wing within in which the copper-alloy spring mechanism would have fitted, although it has come away it has been recovered by the finder. The bow has an incised line from top to bottom and is quite thin for the type. The catchplate is incomplete but includes the rest for the pin, with a slight break between the upper catchplate. The brooch is a light green colour with some white chalk staining.

Measurements: 44.95mm long, 13.91mm wide, 10.14mm thick and 3.8g in weight.

Discussion: This brooch fits a group of transitional Late Iron Age to Romano-British bow brooches, see Hattatt (2000) fig 165 n.39 for similar construction. A number have also been reported to the PAS, such as KENT-B7C38B, SOM-C37EDA and SF-AB34EE, to name but a few.

Class: Langton Down

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: IRON AGE
Period from: IRON AGE
Period to: IRON AGE
Date from: Circa AD 25
Date to: Circa AD 60

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 44.95 mm
Width: 13.91 mm
Thickness: 10.14 mm
Weight: 3.8 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st September 2018

Personal details

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

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Maidstone (District)
Parish or ward: Lenham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ9052
Four figure Latitude: 51.23554288
Four figure longitude: 0.72028556
1:25K map: TQ9052
1:10K map: TQ95SW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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Recording Institution: KENT
Created: 2 months ago
Updated: 2 months ago

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