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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
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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-5F5B1D
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Medway
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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-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: 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 catchpl…
Created on: Tuesday 16th January 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 17th January 2018
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Record ID: KENT-9E82BC
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Kent
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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…
Created on: Tuesday 8th August 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 9th August 2017
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Record ID: KENT-2630BE
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Kent
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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 in…
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
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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 a…
Created on: Tuesday 21st March 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 5th April 2017
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Record ID: KENT-811278
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Kent
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An incomplete and warped cast copper-alloy Colchester one piece bow brooch of late Iron Age or Early Roman date likely c.15 BC - AD 63. Description: A pair of short roughly rectangular wings flanking a central loop for a copper-alloy spring and iron axis bar remaining only on the left side, with a further forward-pointing loop immediately above the head. A very narrow near circular 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 appears behind the lower bow. The bow foot still projec…
Created on: Thursday 2nd March 2017
Last updated: Thursday 13th April 2017
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Record ID: KENT-4ED10C
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Kent
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An incomplete copper-alloy La Tene 1 type bow brooch dating to the 4th-3rd centuries BC. Description: The brooch remains only as the bow, which is convex at the front and flat at the rear, meaning it is D-Shaped in cross section. The front face of the bow has shallow cast integral cells decorating it, rectangular in shape and set out in pairs longintudually along the bow from end to end. Although similar later chempleve cellwork it is unlikely that enamel was being used at this early date. From the stub at the top, the sides of the bow flares in width to the centre and then tape…
Created on: Friday 23rd September 2016
Last updated: Monday 31st July 2017
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Record ID: KENT-FC8BD1
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Kent
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An incomplete Iron Age copper-alloy La Tene I, box type brooch, (c. 400 BC-c. 200 BC). The spring, pin, catchplate and part of the foot are missing. The bow is convex at the front and rear. Both the front and rear of the bow have three longitudinal facets running its overall length. From the stub at the top, the sides of the bow flares in width to the centre and then taper inwards to the catch-plate In side profile the bow is strongly arched. This brooch has an even bluish green patina with some minor pitting. Measurements: 31.55mm long, 16.21mm high, 5.84mm thick and 5.59g i…
Created on: Thursday 14th April 2016
Last updated: Thursday 6th July 2017
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Record ID: KENT-CD8FC8
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Kent
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A copper-alloy La Tène III type brooch dating from the 1st Century BC- 1st century AD (Hattatt 1987, 22). The brooch consists of a thin bow roughly ovoid in section which turns a near righ end down toward the spring. The spring/pin, which would orignally have been an integral continutation of the bow coiled around on itself has been broken off halfway through the second coil. At the foot end a simple catchplate remains, although it has been flatted out from its orignal shape. The brooch is a deep turquoise in colour as a result of copper-alloy patination. The brooch was produced f…
Created on: Friday 6th November 2015
Last updated: Friday 13th November 2015
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