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    • Broad period: IRON AGE
    • Created by: Walter (Jo) Ahmet

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Record ID: KENT-B13C33
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Kent
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A cast copper-alloy zoomorphic vessel foot with integral zoomorphic spout of uncertain age, (see discussion). Description: The object has a circular base, flat on the base and slightly convex on the upper surface. Evenly placed on the base is a pair of long thin legs, which are roughly semi-circular in cross-section. The legs re-join at the body which is represented only as the very front of the chest, from the chest projects a long thin hollow neck, U-Shaped in cross section. The neck projects at roughly 105-110 degree angle from the legs. The upper edges of the neck has incised keyi…
Created on: Wednesday 7th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 8th February 2018
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Record ID: KENT-E3DF87
Object type: BRIDLE FITTING
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Greater London Authority
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An incomplete cast copper-alloy late Iron Age bridle fitting or strap union c.50 BC - AD 120 Description: The object is flat and in plan is formed by two double ended geometric 's-scrolls' back to. These two 'S-scrolls' are wider at the middle, where they meet. Each 'S-scroll' arm finishes smaller inwards facing curl, although only one remains mostly intact. At the widest points of each 'S-scroll' is a circular cell that has a central hole through it. These cells likely contained either red enamel (possibly red and yellow chequerboard) or red coral, now missing. The object arms are qu…
Created on: Tuesday 16th January 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 17th January 2018
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Record ID: KENT-E3747C
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Greater London Authority
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An incomplete cast copper-alloy Late Halstatt brooch dating to the Middle Iron Age, c. 450-300 BC. Hawkes and Hull Halstatt D Group L. Description: The brooch has a rounded hollow bow at one end of which is a sub-rectangular rounded extension which contains a pair of small round apertures to hold the iron spring and pin; although both are missing, a small fragment of the bar running through this aperture remains and is composed of iron. A bow has a raised beaded decorative ridge running from top to bottom along the bow's length. The opposite end comprises the sub-triangular catchplate…
Created on: Tuesday 16th January 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 17th January 2018
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Record ID: KENT-904BA9
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete Iron Age cast copper-alloy unit or 'potin' of primary phse degraded 'Thurrock' type of the Cantiaci dating to c.175 - 140 B.C, ABC type 120, Van Arsdell type 1402-1442, BMC 660-66. Obverse: Head of Apollo left. Reverse: Degraded bull, MA above Measurements: 16.31mm in diameter, 4.07mm thick and 3.07g in weight.
Created on: Tuesday 19th December 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 20th December 2017
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Record ID: KENT-3EFA3F
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A worn and incomplete late Iron Age (c. 125 - 110 BC) potin cast bronze unit of the Cantiaci. 'Kent Secondary' or flatline type Holman type C3/-. The reverse is almost illegible and much of potin's flan is missing, meaning Holman reverse type is illegible. Measurements: 17.34mm in diameter, 1.19mm thick and 0.93g in weight.
Created on: Friday 15th December 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 20th December 2017
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Record ID: KENT-82D67C
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Bedford
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A silver 'Whaddon Goat' type unit of the Eastern region, attributed to the Catuvellauni and dating to the period 60 to 20 BC . ABC p. 125, no. 2487. Measurements: 13.61mm in diameter, 2mm thick and 0.88g in weight.
Created on: Wednesday 6th December 2017
Last updated: Thursday 14th December 2017
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Record ID: KENT-2E7B1B
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete Iron Age cast copper-alloy unit or 'potin' of primary phse degraded 'Thurrock' type of the Cantiaci dating to c.175 - 140 B.C, ABC type 132, Van Arsdell type 1426-38, Hobbs type 663-65, and Spink type 62. Obverse: degraded head of Apollo left.Reverse: degraded bull. Measurements: 18.63mm in diameter, 2.59mm thick and 2.65g in weight.
Created on: Monday 20th November 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 29th November 2017
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Record ID: KENT-2CAC8C
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Iron Age Gallo-Belgic gold stater of the Ambiani. Of 'Gallic War Uniface' type, c.60-50 BC. As ABC 16; VA 50-56. Measurements: 18.62mm in diameter, 2.86mm thick and 5.91g in weight. Discussion: From BERK-A92065"Known as the 'Gallic War uniface' stater these coins were struck by the Ambiani in northern France almost certainly during the Gallic War [period] (c. 60-50 BC ) and imported into Britain during the late first century BC. These gold coins are frequently found in southern Britain where they circulated in large numbers, and where some [varieties] may also have been produced."
Created on: Monday 20th November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 23rd November 2017
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Record ID: KENT-0B3BA1
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Iron age bronze unit of the Cantiaci, struck by Amminus, 'Amminus Wreath Box' type, c.30-40 AD. Obverse: letters AM in a rectangular box within a wreath. Reverse: horse right with DVNO above the exergual line. VA 193-01; ABC 468. Measurements: 12.61mm in diameter, 2.03mm thick and 1.08g in weight.
Created on: Wednesday 25th October 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 25th October 2017
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Record ID: KENT-DECAA2
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A large D-shaped flint scraper of uncertain date possibly Late Bronze Age to Iron Age c1000-0BC. Description: The scraper is formed from a large D-shaped flint and rather than being a worked flake is a bifacially worked 'core tool'. It is itrangular in cross-section with the base being rounded. The scraper has been shaped by hard hammer flaking and has a scraping edge along its flat edge. The retouch can be dsecribed as invasive scaled semi-abrupt. There is more retouch along one of the faces partially parralel to the scraping edge which has been carried out to blunt this edge. The re…
Created on: Monday 23rd October 2017
Last updated: Friday 27th October 2017
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Record ID: KENT-4D8A9C
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Heavily worn Iron Age cast copper-alloy Thurrock/ Kent Primary type potin / cast bronze unit of the Cantiaci (c.120-100 BC). ABC120, BMC 660-66, VA 1402-42. Some casting sprue remains. Measurements: 20.39mm at widest point with sprue, 16.63mm in diameter, 3.6mm thick and 3.62g in weight. Discussion: Thurrock / Kent Primary potins are closely linked to continental examples and a number of the sub-types classified as Thurrock or Kent Primary types may be continental rather than of the Cantiaci.
Created on: Monday 16th October 2017
Last updated: Monday 16th October 2017
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Record ID: KENT-E60757
Object type: TOGGLE
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete cast copper-alloy Iron Age looped toggle or element of a similarly dated fastener, dating from the 1st century BC to the 1st century AD. Description: The toggle is cast in one piece with a circular-sectioned bar axis bar slightly arched towards the smaller bar end. At either end of the axis bar is another bar set perpendicular. these parts are similarly sized to the main axis bar. On has two disc shaped terminals at each end of the bar creating a 'hammerhead' affect. The toggle is patinated a dark green colour with some light verdis gris patches. Measurements: 35mm long, 2…
Created on: Friday 29th September 2017
Last updated: Thursday 16th November 2017
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Record ID: KENT-327AAE
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A worn Late Iron Age (c. 125-110BC) potin cast bronze unit of the Cantiaci. 'Kent Secondary' or flatline type Holman type A2/2-1a, Van Ardell 102-1, ABC 144. Obverse: Outline head right, with defined hair, no central pellet. Reverse: outline curved bull butitng horns right. Casting sprue appears to have been intnetionally cleaned and coin is quite thin. Coin resembles ABC165, but does not have central bust pellet. Measurements: 18.17mm in diameter, 2.43mm thick and 2.19g in weight. Discussion: A rare sub-group of the Flatline (FL) potins, with only a handfull known, one of which PUB…
Created on: Tuesday 15th August 2017
Last updated: Monday 16th October 2017
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Record ID: KENT-322C7D
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Heavily worn late Iron Age cast copper-alloy potin / cast bronze unit of the Cantiaci (c.175-140BC). Likely Thurrock degraded variety ABC132 Measurements: 17.63mm in diameter, 3.11mm thick and 2.81g in weight. Discussion: Thurrock / Kent Primary potins are closely linked to continental examples and a number of the sub-types classified as Thurrock or Kent Primary types are likely to be continental rather than of the Cantiaci.
Created on: Tuesday 15th August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 14th November 2017
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Record ID: KENT-9E82BC
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy late Iron Age Nauheim derivative (La Tene III) brooch dating to AD 25-100. Discussion: The brooch is incomplete as the catch plate and the pin are missing with the bow also being bent. At the head end there is a spring made up of three coils but is incomplete and may have had as many as five coils, due to the incomplete nature of the spring the pin is missing as is a possible internal coil. The bow is flat and an inverse pear shape and very thin in cross section, the wider end abuts the spring. The incomplete catch-plate appears to have possessed openwork wh…
Created on: Tuesday 8th August 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 9th August 2017
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Record ID: KENT-01CAA8
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A silver unit of the Cantiaci in the name Dubnovellaunos (c.25 BC - AD 5), Dubnovellaunos winged beast type. ABC 321, VA 171, BMC 2499-501, Sillls 179. Measurements: 13.21mm in diameter, 2.04mm thick and 1.04g in weight.
Created on: Tuesday 13th June 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 14th June 2017
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Record ID: KENT-52ABB3
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An Iron Age gold Gallo-Belgic Ab stater, probably attributed to the Bellovaci, dating to the period c.175-100 BC, 'Broad Flan Left Type'. Obverse: Flamboyant wreathed bust left, with big hair. Reverse: Horse left, charioteer above. As ABC, p. 28, no. 4; VA 12; Sills, 2003: pp. 140-159, nos. 286-303, especially cf. p. 146, Class 7, nos. 301-303. Measurements: 20.66mm in diameter, 1.81mm thick and 7.08g in weight.
Created on: Monday 5th June 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 6th June 2017
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Record ID: KENT-588B4F
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A hoard of 19 cast Kent Primary Phase 'Thurrock' potins or Bronze units, dating to c.175-150/140 BC Description: The exact classification of these coins under the Ancient British Coinage (ABC) (Cottam et al. 2010) or Van Arsdell (VA) (van Arsdell 1989) systems is mostly uncertain due to the poor condition of the coins. From what is visible they will be either- ABC120 'Thurrock type Obverse: Head of Apollo Left. Reverse: Butting Bull left or right 'MA' above OR ABC132 'Degraded Thurrock'. Obverse: Degraded Head of Apollo Left. Reverse: Degraded Butting Bull left or right often l…
Created on: Friday 12th May 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 14th November 2017
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Record ID: KENT-2630BE
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy cast Colchester type brooch dating to the late Iron Age to early Roman period (AD 25 - AD 60). Description: The head of the brooch is comprised of short rectangular wings with incised vertical lines for decoration. To the reverse of the wings, an integral lug projects centrally and would have curved around an axis bar. The pin and axis bar are now both missing. Only left side of spring has survived. The bow extends centrally from the head and tapers in size until a worn point, the bow is D-shaped in cross-section. The catchplate remains almost entirely intac…
Created on: Wednesday 22nd March 2017
Last updated: Friday 31st March 2017
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Record ID: KENT-10DAD5
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete, worn and undecorated Early-Roman Langton Down bow brooch, c. AD25-60.Description:It has a cylindrical-section head, formed by wide encompassing wing within in which the copper-alloy spring mechanism is preserved. The bow is distorted but broadly sub-rectangular in form and tapers slightly towards the foot. The scar of a catchplate is visible on the underside of the bow. The bow is flat and undecorated. The pin is missing. The brooch is a dark green colour with the exception of the lighter orangey brown spring. Measurements:38.52mm long, 18.2mm wide, 11.81mm thick and 6.…
Created on: Tuesday 21st March 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 5th April 2017
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