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    • Broad period: IRON AGE
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Record ID: CORN-C1215F
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: West Sussex
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A cast copper-alloy strap fitting from the Late Iron Age (c.100 BC - AD 100), circular in plan, 16 mm in diameter, 4 mm in thickness and weight 4.05 g. Approximately 1 mm in from the circumference the fitting has been pierced by a tear-shaped hole, 4.7 mm in diameter; diametrically opposite it is a linear piercing 9 mm long and 1.5 mm wide. There are signs of wear around the edges of the circular piercing, suggesting that a fastening cord may have passed through it. On the obverse face a 5.5 mm long and 0.5 mm wide linear incision has been made, connecting the two piercings to produce …
Created on: Thursday 27th September 2018
Last updated: Friday 9th November 2018
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Record ID: CORN-23155B
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Cornwall
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A complete micaceous pink slate spindle whorl, circular in plan and sub-rectangular in profile, with parallel faces. ranging in colour from grey, black and pinkish. The whorl has been perforated through the centre and the hole is circular in plan and cylindrical in profile, 9.1 mm in diameter and 6.8 mm deep, and very close to the centre so that the whorl would be balanced while used in the spinning process. The hole is slightly flanged as it opens out at the surface of each face and was probably drilled with a bow drill with a flint or metal tip. There appear to be circular recesses i…
Created on: Thursday 14th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 21st June 2018
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Record ID: CORN-62F0F1
Object type: BRIDLE BIT
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Cornwall
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Cast copper alloy bridle bit with part of the mount remaining at one end of the eye ring which tapers to half of the snaffle link on the other side. The eye ring would have joined the rein to the snaffle link which was placed in the horse's mouth. The eye ring is D-shaped in plan and section with an aperture that is 14 mm in diameter. The snaffle link is cylindrical and circular in section, with a length of 23 mm and a diameter of 8 mm. The mount is sub-rectangular, having been worn into an oval to the edge of the eye ring, but was probably originally either circular or square in plan …
Created on: Tuesday 17th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 24th April 2018
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Record ID: CORN-1728DA
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Cornwall
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Schist spindle whorl, circular in plan and biconical in profile with a central perforation that is 9 mm in diameter and 9 mm deep and slightly waisted in profile. The centre of the whorl is 9 mm in thickness and it tapers to a narrow edge which is on average about 4 mm thick. The schist is grey in colour with small specks of reflective mica and darker platy elongated minerals which could be hornblende or graphite as these are typical inclusions. The edges of the whorl have broken away through wear or damage, as the schist fractures along its planar layers. The surface is pitted and cra…
Created on: Tuesday 20th March 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 21st March 2018
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Record ID: CORN-125957
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
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Base silver or billon South Western Cranborne Chase uninscribed stater of the Durotriges tribe of Dorset and Somerset, ABC 2169, BMC 2626, dating from 58 BC - AD 43. Van Arsdell (1989) classes this Abstract uninscribed type as Durotrigian E and refers to it as of the earlier silver or billon coinages on page 294, no.1235-1, and dates it from 58-45 BC.
Created on: Thursday 8th March 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 21st March 2018
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Record ID: CORN-EDBD2D
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Cornwall
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Copper alloy Iron Age unit, possibly from the Catuvellauni tribe who were based in all of the counties just to the north and west of London. The coin is incomplete and worn but it bears a resemblance to the Tasciovanus War Trumpet bronze unit (ABC 2676), which dates from 25 BC - AD 10, with a head facing right with two lines and two dots in front of the nose with could be the 'S' of 'TAS' on the convex obverse and a warrior on horseback galloping right on the concave reverse, as the horse's rear and the warrior's head can just be made out, with the 'V' of 'VER' just visible beneath the horse.
Created on: Thursday 22nd February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 1st March 2018
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Record ID: CORN-E29EC2
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
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Base silver or billon South Western uninscribed stater of the Durotriges tribe of Dorset and Somerset, ABC 2157, BMC 2550. Van Arsdell refers to this Abstract type as one of the final silver or billon coinages on page 294, no.1235-1, and dates it from 58-45 BC.
Created on: Wednesday 11th October 2017
Last updated: Sunday 15th October 2017
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Record ID: CORN-41F94C
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Cornwall
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Bronze unit of Tasciovanus (25 BC-AD 10) of the Catuvellauni tribe who occupied the whole of Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire, most of Buckinghamshire and parts of Oxfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Essex and Suffolk, mint of Verulamium, present-day St Albans. BMC 1703, ABC 2667 Van Arsdell illustrates a similar coin on page 370, no.1713-1, which he classifies as Tasciovanus First Coinage, dating from c.25-20 BC.
Created on: Wednesday 4th October 2017
Last updated: Sunday 8th October 2017
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Record ID: CORN-E20ED6
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Cornwall
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Copper alloy stater of South Western uninscribed type minted by the Durotriges of Dorset and Somerset in the first century AD. British Museum Catalogue Type: 2790; ABC 2175; Van Arsdell Type: 1290-1, which is dated from 30 BC to AD 10, but current thinking now dates them from the first half of the 1st century AD. The style of these coins derive originally from Gallo-Belgic gold staters which were copying Greek gold staters in circulation at the time, with the head of Apollo on the obverse, and a horse and chariot on the reverse. The evolution of this coin's design is: Gallo-Belg…
Created on: Tuesday 18th July 2017
Last updated: Monday 24th July 2017
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Record ID: CORN-E1FDC7
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Cornwall
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Silver Iron Age stater of South Western uninscribed Cranborne Chase type minted by the Durotriges of Dorset and Somerset. British Museum Catalogue Type: 2639; Van Arsdell Type: 1235-7, ABC 2169. c.50 BC - AD 50 (ABC dates to c.58 BC - AD 43) The style of these coins derive originally from Gallo-Belgic gold staters which were copying Greek gold staters in circulation at the time, with the head of Apollo on the obverse, and a horse and chariot on the reverse. The evolution of this coin's design is: Gallo-Belgic C (imported, early first century BC) to British A and British B (in…
Created on: Tuesday 18th July 2017
Last updated: Monday 24th July 2017
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Record ID: CORN-41F6E5
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
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Copper alloy stater of South Western uninscribed type, probably minted by the Durotriges of Dorset and Somerset in the first century AD. British Museum Catalogue Type: 2790; ABC 2175; Van Arsdell Type: 1290-1, which is dated from 30 BC to AD 10, but current thinking now dates them from the first half of the 1st century AD. The style of these coins derive originally from Gallo-Belgic gold staters which were copying Greek gold staters in circulation at the time, with the head of Apollo on the obverse, and a horse and chariot on the reverse. The evolution of this coin's design is: …
Created on: Wednesday 28th June 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 5th July 2017
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Record ID: CORN-D4A789
Object type: COIN HOARD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Cornwall
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Hoard of thirty-one coins: ten gold staters, thirteen gold quarter staters, one silver unit, one bronze stater and six Roman Republican silver denarii. Dispersed hoard in seven groups: 1) one now complete Belgic 'Chute' gold stater in two pieces (ABC 746) one Belgic 'Hampshire Thunderbolt' gold quarter stater (ABC 767) one Dobunnic 'Sunburst Little Horse' gold quarter stater (ABC 2009) one Central Gallic Sequani 'Togirix' silver unit (ABC 100) 2) one Dobunnic 'Anted Rig' gold stater (ABC 2066) one Belgic 'Hampshire Thunderbolt' gold quarter stater (ABC 767) one incomplete Regini…
Created on: Tuesday 30th May 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 31st October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'South West Cornwall', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CORN-C36586
Object type: BRIDLE BIT
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Cornwall
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Cast copper alloy bridle bit in two pieces with a cheek ring mount and two links from the center of the bit. The mount is made up of a square plate that is 28 mm long and 29 mm wide and 3 mm thick, inlaid with red glass to about half of its depth. The plate is mounted onto a circular ring which is 23 mm in diameter, 14.2 mm wide and 6 mm thick. Below the ring is the beginnings of the attachment bar that is circular in section and 12 mm in diameter and 3 mm deep, so that the whole mount is 29 mm in height. The red glass inlay and patina on the mount both survive well. The upper face of …
Created on: Wednesday 17th May 2017
Last updated: Sunday 10th June 2018
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Record ID: CORN-BBD465
Object type: POT
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Cornwall
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Two pottery body sherds from the shoulder of an Iron Age globular jar, S-shaped in profile, in the style of South Western Decorated Ware, and made of local gabbroic fabric. The fabric is a light dark brown colour with a black burnished exterior that contains small inclusions of pale felspars and dark augite and a few larger inclusions of quartz. The decoration of an incised plain leaf pattern using a pair of curvilinear lines (mainly on the smaller sherd), below a border of two parallel lines that run horizontally around the neck of the vessel and contain many parallel oblique lines, …
Created on: Wednesday 29th March 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 12th April 2017
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Record ID: CORN-BBC3E3
Object type: POT
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Cornwall
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Two pottery body sherds from an Iron Age globular jar, in the style of South Western Decorated Ware, and made of local gabbroic fabric. The fabric is a mid brown colour, with a layer of black burnt material on the interior, that contains small inclusions of pale felspars and mica. The decoration of triple tooled horizontal parallel raised lines and grooves is typical of South Western Decorated jars found in the local region. But they are often found above and below stamps which these sherds might have had, but is now missing, and can be seen on sherds excavated from the Iron Age cliff…
Created on: Wednesday 29th March 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 12th April 2017
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Record ID: CORN-7E8172
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
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Copper alloy stater of South Western uninscribed type of the Durotrigian tribe of Dorset, British Museum Catalogue Type: 2819; Van Arsdell Type: 1290-1, which is dated from 30 BC to AD 10, but current thinking now dates them from the first half of the 1st century AD. The style of these coins derive originally from Gallo-Belgic gold staters which were copying Greek gold staters in circulation at the time, with the head of Apollo on the obverse, and a horse and chariot on the reverse. The evolution of this coin's design is: Gallo-Belgic C (imported, early first century BC) to British A …
Created on: Thursday 2nd March 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 8th March 2017
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Record ID: CORN-3B902A
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: East Sussex
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Cast copper alloy side-looped socketed axe with a socket mouth that is sub-square in plan, a thick everted collar and an expanded blade, dating from the Early Iron Age. The everted collar is 11.6 mm deep and below the collar is a transverse moulding that is 5 mm deep, from which four parallel vertical ribs extend down the blade at right angles, on each face. Two more longitudinal ribs form a border on either side where the axe is chamfered at a sharp angle, and follow the curve of the edge. The ribs are 1 mm thick, 70 mm long and 6 mm apart. Between each rib on one face of the axe are…
Created on: Wednesday 28th December 2016
Last updated: Friday 30th June 2017
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Record ID: CORN-76B6EA
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Cornwall
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Cast lead spindle whorl, circular in plan, sub-rectangular in profile and square in section, with a circular central perforation that has a raised border around its upper edge. The whorl is 25 mm in diameter and 10 mm in height and the spindle hole is 9 mm in diameter and 9 mm in height. Probably from the Roman period as other similar examples have been found near Roman coins or in Roman contexts. Parallels can be found in Roman Aldborough, North Yorkshire (Bishop, 1996, page 31, fig.17, no.171). This spindle whorl is a similar size to the Aldborough example and another tin spindle wh…
Created on: Monday 31st October 2016
Last updated: Thursday 23rd November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Constantine', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CORN-2DB6DA
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
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Gold inscribed Iron Age stater of Verica (c.AD 10-40) of the Atrebates tribe, Verica Warrior Rex type with COM.F obverse; ABC 1190; Hobbs 1146-1153.
Created on: Tuesday 4th October 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 5th October 2016
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Record ID: CORN-B50BF1
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Cornwall
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Cast lead spindle whorl, circular in plan and biconical in profile and section, with a neat circular central perforation that is worn on on edge. The spindle hole is 5 mm in diameter and 10 mm in height. Probably from the Roman period as other similar examples have been found near Roman coins or in Roman contexts. Parallels can be found in Roman Aldborough, North Yorkshire (Bishop, 1996, page 31, fig.17, no.171). This spindle whorl is smaller that the Aldborough example and another tin spindle whorl (24 mm diameter) found at the Iron Age and Romano-British site at Trevelgue Head near …
Created on: Sunday 4th September 2016
Last updated: Thursday 15th September 2016
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