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Record ID: KENT-71F4E8
Object type: BUTTON AND LOOP FASTENER
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Kent
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An incomplete, cast copper alloy button and loop fastener of Iron Age to Early Roman date c.100 BC - 100 AD. Description: This is a varient of Wild's Class 1 fastener. With two solid, slightly unequal, conjoned 'swollen' cresent shaped bosses. The small, mostly missing, loop divides on the reverse side at the hole in the centre. The button and loop fastener is a dark green colour with some light green visible. Dimensions: Length 30.84mm, width 17.48mm, thickness 5.04mm and weight 13.58g. Discussion: An example of this button and loop fastener can be seen in Ralph Jackson 1990 p39 fi…
Created on: Wednesday 18th April 2018
Last updated: Friday 20th April 2018
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Record ID: NMS-5DFF46
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Norfolk
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Iron Age La Tène III brooch, pin and part of catchplate flap missing. Three-and-a-half coils survive of the spring (normally there are only two before the chord). The bow is decorated with an engraved median groove. Length 32mm. Maximum width of bow 3.5mm, thickness 1mm. 1st century BC/AD.
Created on: Tuesday 17th April 2018
Last updated: Friday 20th April 2018
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Record ID: NLM-5A83C1
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Lincolnshire
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Silver coin fragment. Uninscribed silver unit of the Corieltauvi, issue of 50-20BC, Haselgrove period 2 Phase 6, probably 'Proto Boar' ABC no. 1782. Chipped ith the loss of one third of flan. Obverse description: Boar right, ring and pellet above and below right, the edge of a ?pelleted ring at break. Reverse description: Celticised horse right, ring with outer disc of pellets above horse, three-spoked wheel below, curved figure in front. Diameter: 14.2mm, Weight: 1.00gms, die axis: 12
Created on: Tuesday 17th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 17th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Willingham by Stow', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-4B1590
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Norfolk
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Silver unit of the Iceni, Bury A Face-horse type, weight 1.38g, c.50-30BC
Created on: Monday 16th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 17th April 2018
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Record ID: IOW-46D98E
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Isle of Wight
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A complete Iron Age uninscribed gold South-Western type quarter stater (c. 60 BC-c. 20 BC). The coin is attributed to the Durotriges. Obverse: 'Three men in a boat' design, Reverse: Thunderbolt across field with uncertain objects. Diameter: 9.6mm. Weight: 1.33g. BMC nos. 414-418.
Created on: Monday 16th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 19th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BERK-088CAE
Object type: FOB
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Oxfordshire
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A complete but slight damaged cast copper alloy fob dangler or dress fitting dating to the Late Iron Age (c. 100 BC - AD 80). The fob is extremely small, and may have been more suitable as a dress accessory rather than an item of horse harness decoration, which is what fobs are generally assumed to be (although this is far from certain). The fob features three openwork circles joined around a central triangular plate, which forms the base of the integrally cast suspension / attachment loop that extends from the reverse of the object. The loop is complete but one section is now broke…
Created on: Friday 13th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 19th April 2018
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Record ID: IOW-0776A6
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete and corroded copper-alloy one-piece brooch of Nauheim derivative La Tene III type of the Late Iron Age or Early Roman period (c. AD 10-c. AD 100). The pin, bar, the catch-plate and most of the spring are missing. The brooch has a head forming part of the bilateral spring. The flat bow/body is irregular in plan and tapers to a break at the bottom. The front of the bow appears to be plain. This brooch is green and pitted with flecks of a dark green patina. Length: 33.5mm; width at head: 4.4mm; maximum width of bow: 7.0mm; thickness of bow: 1.1mm. Weight: 1.64g. Nauheim…
Created on: Friday 13th April 2018
Last updated: Friday 13th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-F789C5
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: North Lincolnshire
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Copper alloy brooch. Colchester brooch, Mackreth type C 2.c. A cast rounded bow with tiny U-shaped wings flanking a backward pointing hook below the spring position [spring lost] and a longer forward pointing hook above. The plain bow tapers towards the stub of a catch plate which had round holes pierced in it. Suggested date: Late Iron Age, 1-50. Length: 43.9mm, Width: 9.1mm, Thickness (crest of bow): 3.3mm, Weight: 4.20gms
Created on: Thursday 12th April 2018
Last updated: Monday 16th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Crowle', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-F75F88
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: North Lincolnshire
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Copper alloy brooch fragment. Cast dragonesque brooch fragment, as kindly identified by the finder, Mackreth type DRAG 1.a. A leaf-shaped plate with a central lentoid concavo-convex middle forms the body of a brooch presumed to have been of reversed S form. A curving 'tail' ends in a sub-rectangular expansion which served as a pin catch; its counterpart at the upper end is lost. There is no trace of enamel. Suggested date: Late Iron Age to Early Roman, 1-100. Length: 35.8mm, Width: 12.8mm, Thickness: 1.1mm, Weight: 2.56gms
Created on: Thursday 12th April 2018
Last updated: Monday 16th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Crowle', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-F72831
Object type: COSMETIC PESTLE
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: North Lincolnshire
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Copper alloy cosmetic pestle. An end-looped cosmetic pestle. A curved bar of rounded section , tapered towards both ends, more markedly at one end which appears as if turned back on itself to form a suspension loop. Suggested date: Late Iron Age to Early Roman, 100BC-AD100. Length: 56.4mm, Thickness/Diameter: 7.3mm, Weight: 10.22gms
Created on: Thursday 12th April 2018
Last updated: Monday 16th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Crowle', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-F6EB9D
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Nottinghamshire
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Silver coin. An indeterminate silver half unit, probably an uninscribed silver half unit of the Corieltauvi. A small worn scyphate flan with indistinct traces of a motif on either side. It is most likely to be one of the more common issues: probably ABC1893 if inscribed. The latter is more likely given a faintly figured obverse. Suggested date: Late Iron Age, Haselgrove Period 2 Phase 6 to Period 3 Phase 8, 50BC-AD40. Obverse description: a four-armed off-centre spiral, orientation uncertain. Reverse description: possible horse, now appearing as an irregularly hollowed field, orienta…
Created on: Thursday 12th April 2018
Last updated: Monday 16th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Woodbeck near Rampton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-DF65FB
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Suffolk
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An incomplete copper-alloy late Iron Age to early Roman brooch of the Colchester Type, dating to c. AD 20-60. The head of the brooch has two short wings and the forward facing hook pinched on the top of the upper bow; it survives half of the integral spring coils and part of the chord passing through the loop created by the forementioned hook. The bow is D-shaped in plan and quite straight in profile. It tapers towards a sharp tip. On the back face of the foot of the bow there are traces of the integral catch-plate. The surface is very dotted and abraded. Length: 50.58 mm Width: 12.…
Created on: Wednesday 11th April 2018
Last updated: Monday 16th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Rendlesham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-B848B0
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: West Sussex
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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 …
Created on: Monday 9th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 12th April 2018
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Record ID: KENT-B731EC
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Kent
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An incomplete, worn and warped cast copper-alloy Colchester one piece bow brooch of late Iron Age or Early Roman date likely c.15 BC - AD63. Description: The pair of short roughly rectangular wings flanking a central loop for a copper-alloy spring and iron axis bar remain only as worn stubs, with a further forward-pointing loop immediately above the head. A very narrow near ovoid section bow tapers towards very thin, long and plain foot. Scars and a small rectangular nub probably mark the position of a perforated catch-plate appear behind the lower bow. The bow foot still projects qui…
Created on: Monday 9th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 12th April 2018
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Record ID: WILT-B587E2
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Wiltshire
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An incomplete cast copper alloy La Tene I type brooch dating to the Iron Age. The item consists of the bow of the brooch but the pin, spring mechanism and most of the curled foot are missing, although the stub of the catchplate is extant. The bow is a pointed oval in form, flat in section. A low wide ridge echoes the shape of the bow, creating a margin, within which is another, concentric, thinner ridge, and in the centre is a single longitudinal ridge. It is very simiar to the example in Hattatt 2007 p288 fig 147 no 1447A. It is 34.29mm in length, 7.53mm in width and weighs 1.31g.
Created on: Monday 9th April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 11th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Salisbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-7A4903
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Isle of Wight
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A complete Iron Age silver uninscribed South-Western type stater (c. 50 BC- c. 20 BC). The coin is attributed to the Durotriges. Obverse: Degraded head of Apollo right. Reverse: Disjointed and pelleted horse left. Diameter: 18.8mm. Weight: 4.39g. DA=12:3.
Created on: Friday 6th April 2018
Last updated: Monday 9th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-620499
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Norfolk
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Incomplete Late Iron Age to Early Roman Langton Down brooch of Mackreth's Chapter 2, Type 2.b dating to the period c. AD 25 - 60. The wings form a cylindrical hood whcih house the remains of the spring and axis bar. There is a pointed oval slot cut in the centre to house the missing pin. The bow is divided from the spring case by a crescentic cross-moulding. The bow tapres from the head and terminates in an old break. It exhibits reeded longitudinal moulding. The lower, bow, foot and catchplate are missing. See@ Mackreth, D.F., 2011, Vol. I, p. 33 - 34.
Created on: Thursday 5th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 5th April 2018
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Record ID: SF-3A0D9E
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Suffolk
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An Iron Age silver unit of the East Anglian region/ Iceni struck for Ecen and dating to c. AD 10-43 (Ecen Trefoil Type). Obverse: double crescent emblem on vertical wreath. Reverse: horse right, double upper front legs, single dashes for mane, trefoil on shoulder, S below head, pelletal sun above. As ABC p. 89, no. 1666.
Created on: Tuesday 3rd April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 5th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Eyke', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-39C306
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Iron Age copper-alloy unit possibly of the North Thames region/Catuvellauni struck by Dias, dating to AD 1-10 (Dias Centaur). Obverse: unclear bearded head right. Reverse: horse advancing right, pellet in annulet before. Cf. ABC p. 134, no. 2748.
Created on: Tuesday 3rd April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 5th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Rendlesham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-395E6C
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Iron Age plated silver copy of a unit of the East Anglian region / Iceni , dating to c. 50 BC - AD 10 (Bury diadem type). Obverse: diademed female head left, snake in front. Reverse: prancing horse left, S-shapes for mane, pellet in ring below, pellet boss in ring of pellets above. ABC p. 82, no. 1495.
Created on: Tuesday 3rd April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 5th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Rendlesham', grid reference and parish protected.


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