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    • Broad period: IRON AGE
    • Primary material: Iron

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Record ID: NMS-F5C55E
Object type: LINCH PIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Incomplete iron and copper alloy linch pin dating to the peirod c. 100 BC - AD 100. The head is missing. The iron shank is now heavily corroded, the original cross-section indiscernible. The base of the shank fits into a socketed copper alloy foot. Sub-conical in form, traces of a moulded collar are visible at the mouth of the socket under a layer of iron corrosion. Just below, on one side only is a moulded relief ring-and-dot motif. The foot curves along its length and expands into a discoidal terminal. The face of the terminal exhibits a raised circular border expanding in width from…
Created on: Thursday 11th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd October 2018
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Record ID: DEV-A6640E
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Late Iron Age to Early Roman Iron early hinged brooch, probably dating to AD 25-70. The surviving fragment comprises of the upper bow, head and partial pin, the lower bow being lost to a corroded break. The head of the brooch survives to a width of 17.8mm, with cylindrical wings retaining an iron axis bar in situ. A hinged iron pin projects from the reverse of the head, sub-rectangular in cross section and truncated by a fresh break. The bow projects from the head with a width of 10.8mm and a sub-rectangular cross section, 5.3mm thick. The sides of the bow are roughly parallel, and …
Created on: Wednesday 20th June 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 20th June 2018
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Record ID: WILT-5F14CA
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Iron Age copper-alloy Durotriges (South Western) stater of the Hod Hill type, dating to the period 58 BC - AD 43. Cf. ABC. no 2175.
Created on: Wednesday 10th January 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 17th January 2018
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Record ID: NMGW-DA8631
Object type: AXE
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Merthyr Tydfil
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Earliest to Early Iron Age iron socketed axehead, probably of 8th to 5th century BC date The axehead is symmetrical in form and is incomplete, missing part of one face and side and is a small example (with a length of 88.6mm and a weight of 116.5g). The mouth appears to have been sub-rectangular (with a surviving external width and depth of 32mm and 27mm respectively and 3mm - 11mm thick). The socket (56mm deep) is also of rectangular or sub-rectangular form. There is a suggestion of a gentle out-turning at the mouth but no clear evidence for a collar. The sides are moderately straig…
Created on: Friday 11th August 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 16th August 2017
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Record ID: LANCUM-C65AB5
Object type: TORC
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy beaded torc fragment dating late Iron Age to Early Roman, 200BC-AD 100. The torc is slightly curved and with a flat underside, a semi-circular section and 3 beads that were apparently made in one piece and are three-quarter spheres. The interstices between beads form narrow collars. The object has been broken off one end. The bracelet is curved, with a flat underside and a semi-circular section. Similar fragments can be found on the database. See for example references SWYOR-FB8C5E, LEIC-26BBA1 and BH-4A6073. The length is 42mm, the width is 15mm, thickness 8mm and the we…
Created on: Tuesday 21st February 2017
Last updated: Monday 27th March 2017
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Record ID: LANCUM-D10482
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Cumbria
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Treasure Report for HM Coroner 2016 T241 - Iron Age sword and scabbard, from West Cumbria Date: First century BC to first century AD Date of Discovery: 25th March 2016 Circumstances of Discovery: Metal detecting To be known as: West Cumbria PAS record no.: LANCUM-D10482 Description 1.) Sword: HILT The hilt of the sword is detached from the blade, and consists of three separate copper alloy fittings. Originally, these would have been arranged vertically, slotted onto the iron tang of the sword. The tang has corroded away, leaving the pieces separate. The broken cross-section o…
Created on: Thursday 31st March 2016
Last updated: Thursday 25th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'West Cumbria', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-FF5E45
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Iron Age iron socketed axehead, complete from a small piece of the cutting edge. Some detail is obscured by corrosion, but a considerable amount of metal remains un-oxidised. Length 90mm. Width 53mm. Thickness 34mm. Weight 241g. c.800 - c.600 BC Iron socketed axes are rarely found in the British Isles, with finds from the Berwyn Mountains of Wales (Savory 1976, 20), Walthamstow, Essex / Greater London and Cold Kitchen Hill, Wiltshire (Cunliffe 1974, fig.14:2.4 and 2.5). Those recorded by the PAS include examples from Lincolnshire (NLM-1AD972), South Gloucestershire (GLO-D2F47…
Created on: Wednesday 9th March 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 19th April 2017
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Record ID: LANCUM-8A2173
Object type: FOB
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy fob dangler of late Iron Age date (100BC - AD 80). The object can be divided into three components. The first being an openwork disc with a pierced decoration of openwork removals in order to delineate the form of a triskelle. The second component is a central raised boss (probably a rivet) surrounded by three openwork loops possibly in the form of a flower. The last component joins the disc is to three parallel curvilinear shanks forming a cradle joining an attachment loop at the top. Each removal has been finely cut and is well proportioned and the three defined …
Created on: Wednesday 27th January 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 28th November 2017
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Record ID: LVPL-DE01E1
Object type: LINCH PIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Stockport
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete linch pin of late Iron Age to early Roman date, c. 100BC-AD100. The object consists of a circular sectioned iron shank, surmounted at one end by an incomplete copper alloy terminal. The terminal which measures 30.01mm in length terminates with a break. The terminal flairs outwards with a 'flared skirt' where it joins the iron shaft above this is a circumferential collar. The opposite end of the shaft is incomplete. The copper alloy terminal or head of the object has a mid-green patina. The iron shaft is corroded. More complete examples which can be found on the databa…
Created on: Thursday 21st May 2015
Last updated: Thursday 21st May 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bredbury Green and Romiley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-34D889
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy harness fitting or hanging mount of late Iron Age date (100BC - AD 80). The object can be divided into three components. The first being an openwork disc with a pierced decoration of openwork removals in order to delineate the form of a triskelle. The second component is a central raised boss (probably a rivet) surrounded by three openwork loops possibly in the form of a flower. The last component joins the disc is to three parallel curvilinear shanks forming a cradle joining an attachment loop at the top. Each removal has been finely cut and is well proportioned a…
Created on: Tuesday 17th February 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 8th April 2015
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Record ID: DYFED-CB2D9F
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Carmarthenshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete spearhead with the basal part of the socket missing along with part of the blade on one side. The base of the circular socket is also missing. The blade is flat and leaf-shaped, and has a central rounded midrib that continues for over half its length. The form of the socket and other details have been obscured by the recent treatment of the spearhead, but the leaf-shape and central rib suggests a date of Iron Age, Roman or Early Medieval.
Created on: Thursday 12th February 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 11th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Llandybie', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IARCH-12E410
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron sword blade, according to description of finders. Could also be a currency bar.
Created on: Tuesday 20th January 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Minchington Down', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IARCH-15B29C
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The small composite mount could date to the Iron Age, but could also be significantly later. As no clear parallel can be found for the latter object, there is no strong reason to associate either the ring or the mount with the coin hoard. Report by J Farley and I Leins. Analysis by Susan La Niece & Antony Simpson: The composite mount is composed of a decorated bronze (alloy of copper and tin) strip soldered onto an iron band. The central section of the strip has a copper cap. These metals are likely to have been deliberately chosen for the decorative effect of their different colours…
Created on: Tuesday 20th January 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Putney', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IARCH-7BB717
Object type: RING
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The iron ring is essentially undateable and undiagnostic. Report by J Farley and I Leins. Analysis by Susan La Niece & Antony Simpson: Non-destructive X-ray fluorescence analysis (XRF) was carried out on the surface of two items associated. XRF detected only iron and manganese on the ring: the blue powder on the surface is a corrosion product of iron. There is nothing distinctive about the composition of this ring by which to date it.
Created on: Tuesday 20th January 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Putney', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IARCH-18AFA3
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Bradford
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron Roman finger ring, probably of the first century AD. It is set with a dark red gem (possibly garnet or jacinth) showing a naked athlete standing left, holding a strigil above a bowl on a pedestal (TAR 1998-99, 103-4 no. 273). Incomplete and corroded. Report by C Johns in file.
Created on: Tuesday 20th January 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Silsden', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IARCH-96E92E
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Created on: Tuesday 20th January 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ashwell', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NCL-E65641
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An iron socketed axe of made in the form of a late Bronze Age type, dating late Bronze Age to early Iron Age, c. 900 BC-600 BC. The axe is generally wedge-shaped with a rectangular socket (38.94 x 23.34mm) that is 73.50mm in depth. The top face has a shallow loop that has an incomplete circular platform on its top, perhaps relating to the casting process. The body of the axe is generally rectangular in profile, with an expanded, cresentic blade 69.95 in height. The axe is complete except for a small portion of the blade missing from the lower shoulder. Max length: 142.68mm; max…
Created on: Tuesday 22nd July 2014
Last updated: Friday 6th March 2015
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Record ID: BH-2A66E3
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An iron and copper-alloy artefact, possibly representing part of a Late Iron Age to Early Roman 'Birdlip' type brooch. The main portion of the artefact is of iron, with a bow-shaped copper-alloy moulding having been sleeved on to this and located one third of the way along its length. The lower two thirds of the iron portion has a flat upper surface and straight sides which converge to point. An incised pattern of herringbone decoration extends the length of this upper surface, surviving most clearly at the top. A right-angled projection is located on the underside of this portion.…
Created on: Tuesday 1st July 2014
Last updated: Friday 11th July 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Watlington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-318F80
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: East Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Probably a contemporary copy of an Iron Age silver unit consisting of an iron core silver washed now heavily corroded. The iron core has blown and much of the silver plate has broken away. No further detail can be determined.
Created on: Monday 7th April 2014
Last updated: Monday 9th January 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Lewes', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-855CF0
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete iron spearhead of Iron age date (700 BC - AD 43). The spearhead is an elongated leaf shape which starts broad and flat and tapers to a point. The object has an elongated hollow circular socketed end and no clear evidence of a rivet is present. The surface is heavily corroded and both sides have a central raised midrib. Whilst similar curved out lower parts of blades leaving projecting points are known on some Anglo Saxon spears (e.g. Swanton's typology), the socketed end , given that it is not overlapping but cast as a hollow circular socket, is more typical of Iron age and…
Created on: Wednesday 12th June 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 11th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'A riverine site from North Yorkshire', grid reference and parish protected.


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