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    • Broad period: IRON AGE
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Record ID: LVPL-2F47CD
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy late Iron Age or Roman penannular broch dating to the first century BC or AD. The frame is circular in cross-section. The terminal ends are spirally coiled outwards from the frame and on the same plane, turning three times. The pin survives and is mobile. It is a strip of copper alloy bent around the frame tapering to a point and intended to rest between the terminals. The pin is circular in cross-section. Dimensions: 25mm in length, 19mm in width, 1mm thick, 1.90g. This type is quite rare and an example can be seen in Fowler (1960, 151), as B in Fig. 1. Fowler…
Created on: Thursday 1st February 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 6th February 2018
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Record ID: LVPL-8180B9
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy harness fitting of Iron Age to Roman date. The object is a strap-mounted terret ring. The terret consists of an oval hoop which is circular in cross-section. At the base of the object, projecting from one face is a 'skirt' which is incomplete. The 'skirt' is concave at the rear with a convex outer face which tapers in width before terminating with a break. The object has a mid-green patina and is pitted. Dimensions: 20mm in length, 18mm in width, 7mm thick, 8.9g. For further information on terrets see the PhD Lewis, A, (2015), see https://lra.le.ac.uk/…
Created on: Friday 24th November 2017
Last updated: Friday 24th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Etton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-7076A9
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Wrexham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A light blue glass bead of Iron Age to post-medieval date. The bead is spherical in shape with a circular hole through the centre and is made from an opaque light blue glass. The hole has an internal diameter of 4.5mm. The outer surface of the bead is cracked and pitted in places. Dimensions: 12mm in diameter, 16.5mm in length, 2.85g. Guido (1999) classifies this type of bead group 6i, blue glass annular bead. When lacking specific diagnostic features and not from a secure archaeological context glass beads are difficult to date precisely as simple beads like this one were in…
Created on: Thursday 23rd November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 23rd November 2017
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Record ID: LVPL-9BDC3A
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper-alloy very late Iron Age to mid-Roman unilobed strap-fitting or slide, c.50 BC - AD 200. The fitting is formed of an oval 'eye' shape, with a raised circular dome in the centre, set into a raised 'eye' shaped border with raised pointed ends. On the reverse of the fitting there is a rectangular sectioned bar through which the strap would slide. The slide is a dark green colour.
Created on: Wednesday 1st November 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 1st November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Etton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-9B6F3C
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete, warped copper-alloy Colchester type brooch dated to the Late Iron age to Roman period (1st century AD.) This brooch is extremely warped and worn. The brooch has a slim arched bow which is flattened at the end. There are no wings visible. The spring remains, with a pin in situ. The brooch is much corroded and no pattern or decoration can be seen. It is a dark-green colour.
Created on: Wednesday 1st November 2017
Last updated: Sunday 15th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Etton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-E09C9B
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete silver Iron Age unit of the North Eastern Region / Corieltavi, dating to the period c.60-20 BC, 'Proto Boar One leg' type. Obverse: Simplified boar right with one front leg below knee, pellet in ring before. Reverse: Horse left, large pelletal sun ring above. As ABC, p. 94, no. 1797; BMC (Hobbs) no. 3207.
Created on: Wednesday 11th October 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 11th October 2017
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Record ID: LVPL-C9A3D7
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy Colchester, rear hook type brooch dated to the Roman period c.AD 25-60. This brooch has a slim body arched bow which arches out from the head and down towards the foot which is complete but which has been bent to one side. The pin is missing however the spring remains attached to the forward facing hook. The spring has been coiled 8 times around the axis bar. The catchplate is narrow and incomplete. Dimensions: 60mm in length, 22mm in width, 5mm thick, 11.8g Similar examples which can be found on the PAS database include KENT-1B4B73 and IOW-A79048.
Created on: Tuesday 10th October 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 10th October 2017
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Record ID: LVPL-C8E22A
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A very worn and damaged probable Iron Age or Roman silver coin, dating from c.50 BC to 410 AD. The coin is illegible and has indentations to the surface, which is slightly dished.
Created on: Tuesday 10th October 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 10th October 2017
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Record ID: LVPL-29DCFA
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete copper alloy late Iron Age Nauheim derivative (La Tene III) brooch dating to AD 25-100. The brooch consists of a strip of copper alloy the 'head' of which tapers in width and curves backwards forming the spring. The spring coils four times before terminating with a break. The pin which would have extended down from the spring is missing. The bow of the brooch has been bent forwards during antiquity so that the narrowed and flattened foot and catchplate are turned up towards the centre of the brooch. The object has a mid-green patina. There is no visible decoration on …
Created on: Friday 8th September 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 13th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Washingborough', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-EE1E12
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy unidentified object of Unknown date and uncertain function. This 'Y'-shaped hollow object has three cylindrical arms. One arm is longer than the other two and each arm swells towards their terminal ends. Each of the arms has a small circular longitudinal perforation, suggesting that it could have been threaded onto a relatively thin string or strings, perhaps to hold them in place and distribute them evenly. A casting seem is visible along on edge of the object. The holes have a diameter of c. 3mm. The object is corroded and has a variable green patina in places. …
Created on: Thursday 24th August 2017
Last updated: Thursday 24th August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swynnerton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-1D9103
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper-alloy Iron Age unit of the North Thames region / Catuvellauni and Trinovantes, dating to the period AD 10-40, 'Cunobelinus Warriors' type. Obverse: A warrior on a horse right holding spear and shield, [CV] behind, [N]OB below. Reverse: Warrior standing left holding spear and shield, [TASCIIOVANTIS] around. As ABC no. 2963; BMC 1961-1967.
Created on: Wednesday 2nd August 2017
Last updated: Thursday 3rd August 2017
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Record ID: LVPL-15FCF8
Object type: TOGGLE
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper-alloy toggle of late Iron Age to Roman date, c. 100 BC - AD 100. The toggle is of the dumbell type comprising two globular hemispherical terminals joined by a central shaft. The shaft is D-shaped in cross-section and faceted. There is no visible decoration remaining on the object. The toggle has a dark-green patina and is worn. The toggle would have been used like an oblong button with a leather, or wool loop or just a tucked into a button hole. Dimensions: 26mm in length, 10mm in width, 5.5mm thick (in centre between the terminals), 7.4g Numerous similar ex…
Created on: Friday 2nd June 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 7th June 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swinnerton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-00FBB8
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Cheshire East
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy Iron Age to Roman harness fitting. The object is strap-mounted terret ring and is complete. At the top of the object is the integral hoop, which is sub-oval in section. The hoop narrows in thickness towards the top where it measures 4mm in width due to ware against another connection. The base of the hoop measures 10mm in width. The hoop would have acted as a rein guide. Extending from the base of hoop is an integrally cast sub-rectangular loop that is oval in section. It is positioned on the same plane as the hoop. The entire object has a worn mid-green …
Created on: Thursday 1st June 2017
Last updated: Friday 9th February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brereton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-00654A
Object type: COSMETIC MORTAR
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Cheshire East
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy end looped cosmetic mortar, typically of Late Iron Age to the Early Roman dating (1st to 2nd Centuries AD). The mortar has a plain, relatively shallow bowed profile, with the suspension loop situated at one end. The loop is incomplete with only a rectangular projection remaining. The opposite end of the mortar tapers to a rounded point. The mortar itself has a shallow U shaped cross section. The interior (grinding surface) is smooth with a dark green patina. The outer face of the object has a rough mid-green patina which is pitted. Dimensions: 54mm in length, 9mm …
Created on: Thursday 1st June 2017
Last updated: Thursday 1st June 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Somerford', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-31B25D
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Flintshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy 'fob' or 'dangler' dating from the late Iron Age to early Roman period, (c 200BC-100AD). The object consists of four arms, and an incomplete shank which would have expanded to form a suspension loop. The shank is sub-rectangular and measures 7mm in width, 6mm thick and 7mm in length. The arms of the fob are incomplete and it may have had a circular frame when complete however it is difficult to be certain. This would have had a central field of decorative openwork. The lower face of the arms are decorated with two sub-triangular depressions on each arm resulting…
Created on: Friday 28th April 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 3rd May 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cilcain', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-6F0944
Object type: COSMETIC MORTAR
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy cosmetic mortar or 'woad grinder' dating to the Late Iron Age or Early Roman period, c. 1-200 AD. The object consists of a crescent-shaped body with a deeply dished internal groove, which tapers in width at each end. From the underside of the object, an incomplete sub-circular loop with a central circular aperture projects. The outer side of the object is decorated with grooves forming a zig-zag or series of triangular motifs. The object has a thick smooth greyish-black pataina (almost a tinned or silvered appearance) which is missing in places due to abrasi…
Created on: Friday 17th February 2017
Last updated: Friday 19th May 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Eccleshall', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-44F1A0
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper alloy miniature Romano-British terret ring. The object is oval in plan and cross-section. The hoop tapers towards the base where it is decorated with two small collars. The object has a mid-green patina and is in good condition. Similar examples which have been recorded on the PAS database include LVPL-6B1042 and LVPL-660CC1.A similar example can be found in Mac Gregor, (1976), no.52. Terret rings were used as rein guides on chariots or carts used during the Late Iron Age to Early Roman period. They were set in a line along the yoke and five terrets were u…
Created on: Wednesday 15th February 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 16th May 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Skirpenbeck', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-A23710
Object type: TOGGLE
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy of toggle of dumbell type, dating to the Iron Age (100 BC - AD 100). The object is formed from a bulbous central boss with an arm projecting from each side. Each arm has a narrowed waist which expands to form circular terminals. Each terminal has a flattened face containing an S-shaped motif with expanded trumpet-like ends surrounded by recesses which would have held enamel and a raised border. Within each curve of the 'S' is a circular depression which would have also held enamel. The motif is similar to the form of dragonesque brooches such as LVPL-C72D…
Created on: Thursday 26th January 2017
Last updated: Thursday 26th January 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kilpin', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-1B861D
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy quatrefoil strap fitting of Iron Age date. The object consists of a central circular perforation with an internal diameter of 4mm surrounded by four openwork loops, two of which are incomplete. The openwork loops each have a thick frame measuring 2.5mm thick. The upper face of each loop is decorated with seven 'pinched' ridges around the outer sides with a longer smoother ridge facing the internal perforation. A deep groove separates each loop from the upper edges of which are rounded resulting in a lip-shaped moulding. Each loop measures 6.5mm thick and when viewed in …
Created on: Wednesday 14th December 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 7th February 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Skirpenbeck', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-E309D9
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Trafford
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A comtemporary copy, gold-plated on copper core, stater of the North-Eastern Region / Corieltavi, 'Volisios Dumnovellanus' type, dating to c. AD 43-50. Type as ABC p. 102, no. 1995; Van Arsdell 988; BMC 3342-3.
Created on: Tuesday 19th July 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 17th August 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Warburton', grid reference and parish protected.


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