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Record ID: KENT-C54166
Object type: LINCH PIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Kent
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An incomplete cast copper-alloy and iron linch pin of late Iron Age to Roman date, c.100BC-100AD. Description: The head and peg/shank of the linch pin remains. The head is roughly of the 'vase shaped' variety although it is roughly globular at the top with a narrow neck and semi-hemispherical base. The base has incised decoration in wavey lines mostly obscured by rust and corrosion. The apex of the linch pin head has a flared rim creating a deep trough between the rim and the domed convex head, although ware makes it a flat top. The rim has been abraded along much of its circumference…
Created on: Wednesday 14th November 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 14th November 2018
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Record ID: KENT-32401A
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Kent
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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…
Created on: Wednesday 7th November 2018
Last updated: Thursday 8th November 2018
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Record ID: KENT-7564A8
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A near complete copper-alloy late Iron Age Nauheim derivative (La Tene III) brooch dating to AD 10-100. Discussion: At the top of the brooch, the pin and two of the curls of the spring remain which extend into the bow of the brooch. At the foot of the brooch, the bow extends back to form the catchplate. The bow of the brooch is undecorated but narrows towards the catchplate. The brooch has a dark brown patination. The pin is bent away from the bow and the spring and part of the catchplate is missing but apart from that remains in good condition. Measurements: 43.88mm long, 9.63mm wid…
Created on: Wednesday 17th October 2018
Last updated: Thursday 18th October 2018
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Record ID: KENT-B85DD6
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An Iron Age gold quarter stater of the Kent Region / Cantiaci, struckfor Eppillus, c. AD 1-15, Eppillus King type. Obverse: Legend COM.F in a panel across two opposed neck torcs and curvilinear motifs. Reverse: A horse left, EP above, REX below. As ABC (Rudd), p. 42, no. 396. Measurements: 12.5mm in diameter and 1.37g in weight. Discussion: Coin is die linked to type specimen for ABC 396, coin 08.9227 (CCI?).
Created on: Monday 8th October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 10th October 2018
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Record ID: KENT-BBE22E
Object type: COSMETIC MORTAR
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy late Iron Age to Roman, end-looped, zoomorphic cosmetic mortar, Type A (Jackson 2010:7) dating to 100 BC-AD 300. Description: This is a bovid-headed mortar with end-loop positioned beneath the terminal. The terminal is in the form of a bovine head with upright horns/ears and tapered, blunt-ended muzzle with grooved mouth. The elliptical bow has an angular keel, steep convex walls, incuse and a U-sectioned groove. There is some outer decoration, but it is obscured by wear, possibly a diagonal line or two diagonal lines forming a diamond pattern along each side. The …
Created on: Wednesday 26th September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 26th September 2018
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Record ID: KENT-BB71AB
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A very worn Iron Age copper-alloy unit of Dubnovellaunos, c. 20 BC- AD 10. Dubnovellaunos Lion box type, Obverse: Horse leaping r, head turned back. Legend: 'DV' below. Reverse: Lion left. Legend: 'DVBN'. ABC (Rudd) no.342. VA 166, BMC 2504-06.. Measurements: 15.05mm in diameter, 3.11mm thick and 1.87g in weight.
Created on: Wednesday 26th September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 26th September 2018
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Record ID: KENT-3764EE
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy Iron Age unit of the North Thames Region / Catuvellauni, attributed to Tasciovanus, dating to the period c.20 BC - AD 10, 'Tasciovanos Bull' type. Obverse: Geometric pattern forming eight pointed star around central pellet and annulet. Pellets in arcs between points and wreath border. Reverse: Bull right annulet above. ABC 2682. Measurements: 13.95mm in diameter, 1.96mm thick and 1.61g in weight.
Created on: Thursday 20th September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 17th October 2018
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Record ID: KENT-957329
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper-alloy core, possibly from a plated gold Iron Age stater of unclear type, perhaps dating to the period c.60-20 BC. Obverse type is illegible or blank. Reverse type possibly depicting a stylised horse? Small areas of the gold plating remain visible on both faces, however the original type is unclear. Measurements: 15.59mm in diameter, 3.74mm thick and 3.62g in weight.
Created on: Friday 31st August 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 4th September 2018
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Record ID: KENT-6B6481
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper-alloy late Iron Age to early Roman strap fitting, likely a baldric ring which would have been used as part of a composite belt suite used to hang a sword scabbard or a strap terret. Description: The loop is formed from an evenly cast ring, with a squashed ovoid cross-section. There is cast integral mushroom shaped stud at the apex of the ring. The stud is roughly mushroom shaped with a thick neck and a circular convex head, which has a rosette decorative motif cast in relief on its upper surface. The ring has two additional knops evenly aligned towards the botto…
Created on: Friday 17th August 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 4th September 2018
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Record ID: KENT-709B56
Object type: HAMMER
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The head of a heavily worn copper-alloy hafted object, probably a hammer or mattock head of uncertain date (see discussion). Description: The object is roughly rectangular in plan narrow towards one end. The narrow end is thicker and is squarish in cross-section (possibly a bell/face hammer end) while the wider end is thinner and more rectangular in cross section (blade/mattock end?). There is a roughly circular hole through the body of the head likely the eye for hafting the tool to a handle. Dividing the bell/face end from the eye section is a distinct groove creating a very short '…
Created on: Tuesday 24th July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 24th July 2018
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Record ID: KENT-5F5B1D
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Medway
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete late Iron Age copper-alloy rosette brooch of 1st century AD date, c.20-60 AD. Description: The brooch is in relatively complete compared to many examples of the type and is only missing the majority of its pin, part of its foot and various abraded areas around its the spring casing lozenge plate. The spring casing at the head is cylindrical in form, folded to encase the separately cast spring and pin. It has a rectangular pin slot and incised decoration on its front face. The decoration on the spring casing comprises an incised rectangular grooved border, although due to…
Created on: Monday 23rd July 2018
Last updated: Friday 27th July 2018
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Record ID: KENT-364C13
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of Iron Age (c.115/110-105/100 BC) potin/cast bronze unit of the Cantiaci. Flat Linear (FL) type, Probably Holman (2016) group C3/1, uncertian subtype due to completeness . The coin retains some casting sprue, fragment represents about a third of the full coin Measurements: 16.06mm long (including flash), 11.76mm wide, 1.38mm thick and 0.82g in weight.
Created on: Monday 9th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 1st November 2018
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Record ID: KENT-AC21AF
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint scraper likely of late Bronze Age to Iron Age date. Description: The scraper is ovoid, with large sweeping rounded edges. The scraper is triangular in cross-section. The scraping edge is formed from irregular invasive semi-abrupt retouch at the proximal end (striking platform end), this changes towards the distal end to abrupt indicating blunting of the corner. The retouch is struck from the both faces. The dorsal side still has about a third of the mid brown cortex remaining. The ventral side has some working and a substantial teadrop shaped bulb of percussion and substantial…
Created on: Wednesday 20th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 21st June 2018
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Record ID: KENT-ABB2EE
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint scraper likely of late Bronze Age to Iron Age date. Description: The scraper is irregularly shaped, with a large sweeping rounded blade edge, a pointed butt and a slightly concave final edge opposite to the blade edge. The scraping edge is formed from irregular invasive semi-abrupt retouch. The reotuch is struck from the dorsal side. The dorsal side still has about a quarter of the mid brown cortex remaining. There is a some crushing on the concave edge through the cortex whcih may be to blunt this edge. The ventral side has no working a modest bulb of percussion and substanti…
Created on: Wednesday 20th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 21st June 2018
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Record ID: KENT-7C7FB8
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A late iron age gold uniface quarter stater coin of a Gallo-Belgic type attributed to the Morini of the modern day Pas-de-Calais, minted between c.80-60BC. ABC 43, VA 69-3.Obverse: plain, possible mould related marks upon it. Reverse: Tree-like object. Measurements: 12.92mm in diameter, 2.21mm thick and 1.44g in weight.
Created on: Monday 18th June 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 20th June 2018
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Record ID: KENT-FFCC96
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Iron Age (c.115/110-105/100 BC) potin cast bronze unit of the Cantiaci. Flat Linear type Holman (2016) type B2/2-1c, No concocrdance with known ABC, VA or Allen types. The coin retains substantial casting sprue. Measurements: 20.56mm long (including flash), 17.67mm wide (intended diameter), 1.68mm thick and 2.13g in weight.
Created on: Tuesday 12th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd October 2018
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Record ID: KENT-535F7A
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete late Iron Age (c.75/70-60/55 BC) potin cast bronze unit of the Cantiaci. Flat Linear type, Holman (2016) type F2/2-2, Allen type L6, Van Arsdell type 131-1, ABC 171. About half the flan of this coin is missing. Measurements: 17.86mm Long (original diameter), 12.3mm wide, 1.26mm thick and 0.95g in weight.
Created on: Monday 4th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd October 2018
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Record ID: KENT-530C6D
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete and heavily abraded Iron Age cast unit or 'potin' of primary phase 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: 16.43mm in diameter, 3.43mm thick and 1.83g in weight.
Created on: Monday 4th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 7th June 2018
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Record ID: KENT-574F22
Object type: DENTICULATE
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A possible coarse flint denticulate/scraper hybrid tool likely dating to the late Bronze Age or Iron age c.1000BC - 0BC . Description: The scraper was produced from a secondary flake, possibly accidentally created. The scraper is semi-circular in plan. Barring the retouch along the curved edge there is little obvious flaking, likely indicating the use of a natural or accidental flake, typical of flint manufacture after the middle Bronze Age. The curved edge has short scaled semi-abrupt retouch producing a scraping edge. At the top edge is a denticulate removal creating an indent with…
Created on: Wednesday 23rd May 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd May 2018
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Record ID: KENT-CBA86E
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Iron Age Gold uniface quarter Stater of the Cantiaci, possible issue of Dubnovellaunos (c.25BC-AD 5), Dubnovellaunos trefoil type, ABC no. 312 (Rudd 2010, 39). Reverse: Horse? right, trefoil (wings?) above flanked by annulets (face?). VA 170, BMC 2475-77. Measurements: 11.03mm in diameter, 1.91mm thick and 1.24g in weight.
Created on: Tuesday 10th April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 25th April 2018
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