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    • County: Northamptonshire

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Record ID: NARC-4BF5DA
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Northamptonshire
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An incomplete copper-alloy Unit Iron Age date (AD 10-40). Probably attributed to Cunobelin tribe The reverse depicts a horse advancing right with rider raising spear, no inscription visible due to abrasion. Diameter: 14.28mm, Thickness: 1.50mm, Weight: 1.5g. British Museum classification: Northern Bronze of Cunobelin. BM nos. 1984-1986 = Van Arsdell no. 2103 = Mack no. 251 = ABC 2978.
Created on: Tuesday 8th January 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 9th January 2019
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Record ID: BUC-8D9A98
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Northamptonshire
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An incomplete, copper alloy, Late Iron Age - Roman Brooch, 100 BC - AD.100. The Object comprises the bow and part of the broken spring of the brooch, the majority of the spring, catchplate and pin are missing. The head of the brooch, retains two projections that would have formed into the spring. It then moves up the bow as a rectangle 23.2mm long, this then terminates in a decorative central section. this is formed of matched waisted collars upon either end of a central cylinder 8mm long. Below the lower collar the bow continues towards the foot, flattening and slightly flaring. The w…
Created on: Tuesday 18th December 2018
Last updated: Friday 28th December 2018
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Record ID: NARC-5B839C
Object type: TOGGLE
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Northamptonshire
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A complete copper alloy Toggle of Iron Age to Early-Roman date (200 BC - AD 100). The object is a bar shaped toggle. The toggle has a swollen central section, oval in plan and section with flat top and bottom sides due to rectangular hole passing through the centre from top to bottom. The central section. The hole shows signs of use wear with one side being slightly distorted. To either side of the central section are circular sectioned projections ending in flattened knops. The projections are waisted (narrowed). The metal is brown with areas of green corrosion and pitting. Length:…
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 17th October 2018
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Record ID: NARC-5B4BE9
Object type: FOB
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Northamptonshire
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An incomplete copper-alloy Fob or 'Dangler' of late Iron Age to early Roman date (50 BC - AD 100). The fob is an openwork trefoil in plan with a circular section. One of the circular lobes is missing in the majority, due to an old abraded break. The object has an integral central, circular-sectioned boss extending from the centre of the front of the object. The boss is stepped with four steppes or grooves. Where each of the trefoil elements join there is a short grooves with the exception of the broken lobe which has a small projecting spur between it and the next lobe. The back of the…
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 17th October 2018
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Record ID: NARC-3A9CFC
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Northamptonshire
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An incomplete copper alloy Brooch of Late Iron Age date (100 BC-AD 100). The object is a Le Tene III type and is formed from one piece of copper alloy wire which is square in section. This forms the spring which is twisted twice on one side of the bow and loops under the bow where it terminate in a break. The break results in the loss of two more loops of the spring and the pin. The wire, projecting from the centre of the spring component forms the main body of the brooch. The body flattens towards the end to form the triangular catchplate, the recurved portion of which is missing due …
Created on: Thursday 20th September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 26th September 2018
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Record ID: NARC-AC858D
Object type: SLAG
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Northamptonshire
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Two pieces of slag, clinker or other similar industrial by-product of uncertain date (800 BC - AD 1800). The pieces are rough and irregular, with bubbles and cavities, and have a low density. Two are a grey green colour with obvious metallic particles. Length: 57.63mm, Width: 34.06mm, Thickness: 30.24mm, Weight: 60.8g Length: 49.37mm, Width: 31.13mm, Thickness: 21.77mm, Weight: 28.1g
Created on: Wednesday 8th August 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 8th August 2018
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Record ID: NARC-352289
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete gold Iron Age quarter stater of the North Thames region / Catuvellauni, dating to the period c.60-20 BC, 'Rose Wings' type. Obverse: Crossed wreaths, flower-like motif at centre. Reverse: Horse right, pellet with three petals around below, double wing motif above. As ABC, p. 125, no. 2469; VA 244. The coin is missing a section between 7-10 O'clock Diameter: 12.37mm, Thickness: 1.46mm, Weight: 1.0g.
Created on: Tuesday 3rd April 2018
Last updated: Monday 19th November 2018
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Record ID: NARC-11A9EA
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Northamptonshire
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A complete copper alloy Unit probably of Northern Uncertain Tribe. Reverse depicts horse right with triplet above. Diameter: 15.37mm, Thickness: 2.27mm, Weight: 1.4g.
Created on: Tuesday 20th March 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 21st March 2018
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Record ID: NARC-119B93
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Northamptonshire
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A complete copper alloy Unit probably of Northern Uncertain Tribe. Obverse head left, reverse depicts horse left with ring and dot beneath. Diameter: 15.55mm, Thickness: 1.89mm, Weight: 1.5g. Hobbs, No 2454
Created on: Tuesday 20th March 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 21st March 2018
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Record ID: NARC-111F9C
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Northamptonshire
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A complete copper alloy Unit of the Northern, Tasciovanus dating to 10 BC - AD 20. Reverse type depicts Boar right with crescent above. Diameter: 15.46mm, Thickness: 1.83mm, Weight: 1.1g.
Created on: Tuesday 20th March 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 20th March 2018
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Record ID: BH-442BEA
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Northamptonshire
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An incomplete Late Iron Age to early Roman (c. AD 25 to c. 60) Colchester One-Piece brooch. The brooch comprises a rectangular-section bow which is bent to form an arch. The bow tapers slightly to a point and is flattened to form a triangular catchplate. At the other end, the bow tapers and becomes lentoidal in section to form the integral spring mechanism, of which only a small portion remains. The pin is missing. The brooch measures 42mm in length, a maximum of 8mm in width and 2mm in thickness. Colchester One-Piece brooches are derived from Continental brooches (Bayley and Butch…
Created on: Wednesday 14th February 2018
Last updated: Friday 23rd February 2018
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Record ID: BH-2E7A90
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Northamptonshire
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A copper-alloy zoomorphic mount, possibly Late Iron Age or Roman in date. The mount is intended to represent an animal, possibly a hunting dog and comprises a hemispherical section body, the upper surface of which is decorated with two pairs of ribs and grooves flanking a central circular perforation, which is filled with a circular-section rivet. The lower surface of the body is plain with slight depressions either side of the rivet which pierces the body. At one end, the body possesses a rounded terminal. At the other, an oval-section neck extends at right angles before terminating …
Created on: Tuesday 13th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th February 2018
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Record ID: NARC-76492A
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A group of three gold Iron Age staters found in close proximity dating between 50 BC - AD 40. 1. A complete gold uninscribed North Eastern British stater (50-20 BC). 'South Ferriby' type attributed to the Corieltavi. Struck circa 50-20 BC. Diameter: 18.36mm, Thickness: 2.80mm, Weight: 5.4g. Ref: Hobbs 1996, no. 3148ff; ABC 1743; cf VA 811-23ff Obverse description: Partially obliterated die showing wreath Reverse description: Horse left, pellet rosette below head Die Axis 12 2 A complete gold inscribed Eastern British stater of Cunobelin (c. AD 10 - 40), struck in the North Tham…
Created on: Tuesday 23rd January 2018
Last updated: Monday 25th June 2018
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Record ID: NARC-6012D7
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete quarter Stater of the Regini and Atrebates, 'Selsey Dahlia Damaged Die' type, dating to 60-20 BC. The coin is incomplete and has a complete fragure centrally ABC p. 48, no. 506. Hobbs nos. 478-494. Diameter: 14.46mm, Thickness: 1.01mm, Weight: 1.1g.
Created on: Monday 22nd January 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 24th January 2018
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Record ID: NARC-5EE492
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Northamptonshire
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An incomplete copper alloy Brooch of Late Iron Age date (100 BC-AD 100). The object is a Le Tene III type and is formed from one piece of copper alloy wire which is square in section. This forms the body and catchplate. The wings, spring and pin are all missing due to an old abraded break. The body flattens towards the end to form the triangular, recurved, catchplate. The metal is a dark green in colour with a predominantly smooth patina. Length: 39.91mm, Width: 3.06mm, Thickness: 2.53mm, Thickness (with catchplate): 9.60mm, Length (of catchplate): 18.13mm, Width (of catchplate): …
Created on: Monday 22nd January 2018
Last updated: Monday 22nd January 2018
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Record ID: NARC-E90C58
Object type: COSMETIC MORTAR
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Northamptonshire
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An incomplete copper alloy Cosmetic Mortar of late Iron Age to early Roman date (100 BC - AD 200). The mortar is formed of a curved bar with a 'V'-shaped cross section. From the apex of the curve, on the upper edge projects two spurs which would have formed a loop. On the upper edge of one arm is a circular knop. Cosmetic mortars such as this would have formed part of cosmetic sets, the now missing corresponding pestle allowing for the grinding of small amounts of cosmetic powders. Jackson (2010:67) writes that cosmetic mortars and pestles are a British phenomenon, and at the time …
Created on: Monday 11th December 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 13th December 2017
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Record ID: LEIC-2F9BEE
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A silver Iron Age unit of the North Thames region / Catuvellauni, probably of Tasciovanus, dating to the period 20 BC-AD 10, 'Tasciovanus Cavalryman' type. Obverse: TASC in rectangular panel, border of rings. Reverse: Warrior riding left, holding large shield, ring in front. As ABC, p. 130, no. 2640; BMC (Hobbs), nos. 1677-1680.
Created on: Monday 20th November 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 21st November 2017
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Record ID: NARC-DC5F41
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Northamptonshire
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An incomplete copper-alloy brooch of Late Iron Age to early Roman (AD 25-65). The object is a Langton Down (Nertomarus) type. The wings are semi-cylindrical in form and hold in place a separately cast copper-alloy spring and pin and are decorated with an integral raised boarder which respects the form of the wings. The front face is decorated with scroll mouldings to either side of 'hooks and eyes' composed of three raised circular cells suggesting two eyes and a mouth. The bow is a flattened D-shape in section with a flat back and rounded front face. The bow is decorated with semi-ci…
Created on: Thursday 16th November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 16th November 2017
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Record ID: NARC-9A7E02
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy Unit of the Northern, Tasciovanus dating to 10 BC - AD 20. Reverse type depicts Boar right with crescent above. Diameter: 14.54mm, Thickness: 2.08mm, Weight: 1.6g. As Hobbs, nos. 1704-1705, ABC p. 131, no. 2667.
Created on: Monday 13th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 13th November 2017
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Record ID: NARC-30B993
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Northamptonshire
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A copper-alloy Iron Age unit of the North Thames Region / Catuvellauni, dating to the period AD 1-10, 'Rues Bearded' type. Reverse depicts Warrior riding right holding sword, R below, VI[I] in front. As ABC, p. 134, no. 2754; Hobbs, nos. 1698-1701. Diameter: 13.79mm, Thickness: 1.99mm, Weight: 1.5g.
Created on: Wednesday 8th November 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 8th November 2017
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