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    • Institution: NMGW
    • Broad period: IRON AGE
    • Primary material: Copper alloy

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Record ID: NMGW-47D5B4
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Powys
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Iron Age enamelled copper alloy stud or decorative mount, probably of mid to late 1st century AD date The cast mount is of sub-circular, D-shaped form and is incomplete, possibly cut-down in antiquity (with a depth of 9.1mm, a diameter of 35.1mm and a weight of 21.2g). The rear of the object had a central rounded projection, gradually widening towards the base. The edge of the rear is raised with a rim (1mm wide, 1.8mm - 2.0mm high and 4.4mm deep). The front of the mount is near-flat with recessed cells to hold enamel. Along the edge are two 'trumpet' cells flanking the rounded a…
Created on: Thursday 27th June 2019
Last updated: Thursday 27th June 2019
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Record ID: NMGW-AE3574
Object type: TOGGLE
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Pembrokeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Possible Late Iron Age to early Roman copper alloy looped toggle of 1st century BC to 1st century AD date The cast toggle is of biconical form and is incomplete, missing the loop (with a length of 25.4mm and a weight of 18.7g). The terminal are sub-circular (17.8mm x 16.3mm and 16.2mm x 15.0mm). The smaller terminal has a very crudely incised cross and the other terminal has a prominent raised rib, probably a casting seam and corresponds to the seam along the midsection of the toggle. There is a single crude incised line perpendicular to the casting seam, possibly to define a cross. O…
Created on: Wednesday 7th February 2018
Last updated: Monday 25th February 2019
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Record ID: NMGW-03EEE8
Object type: TANKARD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Cardiff
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Iron Age copper alloy tankard handle of 1st century AD date The tankard handle is fragmentary, represented by one disc terminal and the fragment of the handle stem (with a surviving depth of 23.0mm and a weight of 37.7g). The terminal is oval (45.7mm wide and 40.5mm long) with moulded decoration. The decoration comprises a crescent at the apex with a raised border. The border at the top of the crescent edge of the handle terminal is now heavily-corroded and damaged. As the crescent arcs away from the edge of the terminal the lipped moulding becomes more pronounced (with a maximum dep…
Created on: Friday 25th August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 29th August 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-745A57
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Powys
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Iron Age copper alloy circular openwork mount, probably of 1st century AD date The mount is fragmentary, represented by a little under half and was circular (with a diameter of 45.9mm, a surviving width of 25.7mm, a thickness of 2.7mm and a weight of 6.2g). The mount has broken across a diameter, with a possible tear at the centre. The openwork decoration appears to have been of 'whirligig' form arranged around a triskele and incorporating pelta and sub-triangular apertures, with two concave sides and a convex side against the outer frame. The design was enhanced with groove…
Created on: Wednesday 4th March 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 4th March 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-70F9DD
Object type: PIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Torfaen
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Iron Age copper alloy linch-pin of Vase-headed type and probably of 1st century BC to mid-1st century AD date The linch-pin comprises the cast copper alloy head and the end fragment of the iron shank (with an overall length of 39.1mm and a weight of 85.5g). The terminal is sub-circular (with a diameter of 27.2mm - 29.6mm) and the face is flat but with raised decoration. There is a raised rim, inside of which is a concentric grooved border (23mm diameter). A raised ring on the interior incorporates a 'Celtic' motif and widens to form three raised pelta-shapes. The surviving e…
Created on: Wednesday 4th March 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 4th March 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-4AB3F9
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron Age to Roman copper alloy enamelled looped mount or stud, probably of 1st century BC to 2nd century AD date The cast mount is heavily corroded but near-complete and is of sub circular, domed form (with a diameter of 16.9mm - 18.8mm and a weight of 5.9g). The rear has an integral loop (giving an overall depth of 10.4mm), comprising a pierced rectangular lug (9.4mm long, 6.1mm high and 3.6mm thick) with an oval aperture (3.9mm long and 2.9mm wide). Otherwise the rear of the mount is hollowed. The front of the mount is domed (with a depth of 6.2mm) and has a recessed cell conta…
Created on: Wednesday 18th February 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 18th February 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-35AEB8
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Denbighshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Late Iron Age or Roman copper alloy zoomorphic mount, probably from a vessel The mount appears to be complete or near-complete (with an overall length of 58.7mm and a weight of 47.4g) and depicts a beast, probably a dog but possibly a pig cast in the round. The beast's snout is concave and would appear to be too elongated for a pig. The end of the snout appears to have two circular depressions depicting the nostrils. The mouth of the beast is biting on a piece of ferrous plate on one side, possibly the rim of a vessel. The plate does not extend to the opposite side. The eyes are …
Created on: Tuesday 17th February 2015
Last updated: Sunday 12th June 2016
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Record ID: NMGW-1DE726
Object type: HARNESS
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Iron Age copper alloy terret, probably of 1st century BC to 1st century AD date The terret is fragmentary, represented by the bar and lower part of the hoop on one side (with a surviving height of 27.5mm, a surviving width of 28.5mm and a weight of 9.0g). The terret has broken across the bar on one side and across the hoop on the other. The hoop was oval sectioned (with a width and thickness at the break of 5.1mm and 4.6mm respectively). The hoop gradually widens as it approaches the bar (producing a maximum width and thickness of 8.2mm and 9.5mm respectively). There is the …
Created on: Monday 16th February 2015
Last updated: Monday 16th February 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-E0C743
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron Age copper alloy coin 'Thurrock' type cast potin Head to left / butting bull Cf BMCIA 660 ff Probably of Late 2nd century to Early 1st century BC date 2.39g
Created on: Friday 13th February 2015
Last updated: Friday 13th February 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-B498D6
Object type: RING
Broad period: IRON AGE
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cast copper alloy annular ring, possibly a harness fitting of Late Iron Age to Roman date The ring is complete or near-complete and is sub-circular in form (with a maximum diameter of 45.2mm, a minimum diameter of 43.9mm and a weight of 81.7g). The ring is of sub-lozenge section, with convex faces (with a width of 14.4mm - 16.5mm and a thickness of 17.1mm - 18.5mm). The central opening is circular (with a diameter of 12.7mm). The ring is decorated with three raised ribbed mouldings, incised with a cable or pseudo-stiching motif on the midsection and both apexes. No other applied …
Created on: Wednesday 11th February 2015
Last updated: Sunday 24th May 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-21A789
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Late Iron Age to early Roman copper alloy brooch of Langton Down Type and of 1st century AD date. The brooch is fragmentary, represented by the head and part of the spring only (with a surviving length of 21.4mm, a surviving depth of 11.5mm and a weight of 4.9g). Much of the spring remains in place, enclosed within an open cylindrical head of curved sheet, now truncated (with a surviving width of 20.2mm). The terminals were enhanced with vertical grooves and there is a double horizontal groove at the top of the head. The upper bow has a curved grooved border at the head and pro…
Created on: Wednesday 4th February 2015
Last updated: Monday 13th July 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-6368D1
Object type: FOB
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Flintshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Iron Age copper alloy fob or dangler, probably of 1st to early 2nd century AD date The hanger is complete (with a length of 20.3mm and weighs 17.9g. The integral shank has a sub-circular loop at the apex (8.6mm x 4.64mm) with a circular perforation (4.1mm diameter). The loop is narrowest at its rear (3.5mm thick) and gradually widens towards the disc head. The shank is of sub-rectangular section (7.4mm x 4.3mm below the head). The sides of the loop show some signs of rubbing-wear. The disc head has open-work decoration and is near-circular (with a diameter of 44.2mm - 44.5mm). At the …
Created on: Monday 26th January 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 10th July 2018
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Record ID: NMGW-E6F3B0
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Powys
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Iron Age cast copper alloy decorative composite sword fitting, probably a scabbard chape or possibly a pommel and of 1st century AD date The mount is of symmetrical anthropomorphic form and is near-complete, containing the fragmentary remains of the end of the iron sword (with a length 39.8mm, a maximum thickness along the finials of 11.1mm and a weight of 38.5g). It seems probable that the mount is a scabbard chape (see discussion below) decorated with two opposing human heads of similar style but when attached to a scabbard would be seen with the heads inverted but is here…
Created on: Tuesday 20th January 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 21st January 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-F35F3F
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron Age copper alloy bow brooch of Colchester-One-Piece type and of 1st century AD date The brooch is incomplete, missing the catch-plate and half of the spring, with pin (with a length of 58.4mm, a depth of 18.1mm and a weight of 6.4g). Half of the spring remains in place but has broken at the end of the chord (with a width of 18.3mm, with a diameter of 1.6mm and a coil diameter 6.0mm) and would have coiled four times each side of the head. The integral, rearward facing chord would have tensioned the chord (giving the head a height of 8.2mm). The corroded, sub-rectangular wings a…
Created on: Wednesday 3rd December 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 3rd December 2014
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Record ID: NMGW-61805A
Object type: HARNESS
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Iron Age copper alloy terret probably of 1st century AD date The terret is near-complete but has a distorted hoop (with an overall length of 52.4mm and a weight of 34.0g). The integral bar of the terret has a sub-triangular tang (27.5mm wide, 14.8mm long and 2.7mm - 5.7mm thick), which is gently convex across both its length and width. There is a moulded step on both faces to define the beginnings of the hoop. The hoop is of oval (with a maximum external width of 45.9mm, height of 38.6mm and internal dimensions of 32.3mm x 24.8mm) and is of sub-circular to D-shaped section. The hoo…
Created on: Friday 14th November 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 1st April 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-38CEC7
Object type: BOW BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron Age copper alloy bow brooch of Colchester-one-piece type and of 1st century AD date The brooch is near-complete but distorted, missing the catch-plate (with a length of 46.7mm, a distorted length of 64.8mm, depth of 13.7mm, and a weight of 8.4g). The spring is complete but one half is distorted above the head. The spring coils three-times each side of the centre (with a width of 5.7mm and a diameter of 6.5mm) and the chord is tensioned by a rearward facing hook at the head. The spring is positioned behind short rectangular wings (with a width of 13.0mm). The bow is of rounded,…
Created on: Friday 31st October 2014
Last updated: Friday 31st October 2014
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Record ID: NMGW-533AAE
Object type: HARNESS RING
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Caerphilly
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Iron Age to Early Roman copper alloy harness ring, probably of 1st century AD date The harness ring is near-complete (with a weight of 22.6g) with surface loss and comprises a near-circular ring with an integral circular raised stud (giving an overall depth of 13.9mm). The ring is near-circular (with an external diameter of 34.1mm - 34.8 and an internal diameter of 23.8mm) and is of sub-circular section (with a diameter of 5.0mm - 5.8mm). There is no evidence for decoration on the ring. The surface is worn and corroded but there is the suggestion of wear facets along the upper…
Created on: Monday 20th October 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 21st October 2014
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Record ID: NMGW-510202
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Iron Age to Roman copper alloy penannular brooch of Fowler's (1960)[1] Type D1, of 1st century BC to 4th century AD date The brooch is near-complete missing the pin shaft but with the loop (with a weight of 2.9g). The ring oval (26.5mm wide and 23.8mm long) and is of near-circular section (1.9mm - 2.2mm diameter). The ring is not decorated. The terminals are folded (with a return length of 4.3mm and a depth of 4.6mm) and each terminal is decorated with two vertical grooves. The pin loop (4.7mm wide and 3.7mm deep) is of flat section and the loop is closed, overlapping at its top.…
Created on: Monday 20th October 2014
Last updated: Friday 28th September 2018
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Record ID: NMGW-40BA01
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy blade fragment of uncertain date The blade is fragmentary, broken at one end (with a surviving length of 51.9mm and a weight of 6.0g). The blade is of oval section (with a width of 9.8mm and a thickness of 2.7mm at the break) and subtle midrib flanked by gently concave blade edges. Both sides are edged and one side is subtly concave, while the opposite side is very gently convex, although it is unclear whether the form is through design or differential wear. The end of the blade is flat, rather than pointed (with a width of 7.7mm), defined by sub-triangular facets on b…
Created on: Tuesday 7th October 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 7th October 2014
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Record ID: NMGW-9B1B42
Object type: LINCH PIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Iron Age copper alloy linch-pin of Vase-headed type and probably of 1st century AD date The linch-pin is fragmentary, represented by the copper alloy head, missing the iron shank and mouth (with a surviving length 21.3mm of and a weight of 27.2g). The terminal is sub-circular (with a diameter of 25.6mm - 27.7mm) and the face is gently convex. There is a rim border (2.4mm wide and 1.5mm deep) around the face enclosing a central raised triskele. The terminals of each of the triskele arms are expanded and the outside part of the arms abuts the border. There is an incised border, now…
Created on: Wednesday 19th March 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 12th November 2014
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