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Record ID: NMS-A79CCC
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Norfolk
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Late Iron Age to Roman copper alloy Langton Down brooch, probably of Mackreth's (2011) Type 2.b, dating to the period c. AD 25 - 60. The wings form a cylindrical hood housing the spring and axis bar. The wings exhibit a transverse seam and a central oval slot cut in the centre through which the pin projects. The pin terminates in an old break. The bow is divided from the spring case by a crescentic cross-moulding. The bow tapers from the head and terminates in an old break. It exhibits reeded longitudinal moulding. The lower, bow, foot and catchplate are missing. See: Mackreth, D.F, 2…
Created on: Wednesday 20th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 21st June 2018
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Record ID: IOW-A683BB
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Isle of Wight
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An iron Age gold uninscribed stater of the Southern Region / Regini and Atrebates, dating to the period c .80-50 BC, 'Westerham South' type. Obverse: Wreath motif with crescents and cloak. Reverse: Disjointed horse left, stick legs and many pellets above. Length: 20.8mm; width: 18.3mm. Weight: 6.21g. DA=12:4. As ABC p. 47, no. 483; BMC nos. 24-32.
Created on: Wednesday 20th June 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 20th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DEV-A6640E
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Somerset
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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: DEV-A56EE6
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
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A Late Iron Age to Early Roman copper alloy hinged strip bow brooch, probably dating to AD 25-70. The brooch survives largely complete, missing only its axis bar and pin. The head of the brooch survives to a width of 10.3mm, it consists of a rectangular sheet of copper alloy with a central slot to accomodate a hinged pin, this is rolled around underneath itself to form a cylindrical casing for an axis bar, now lost. The head tapers into the bow, which thickens into a sub-rectangualr cross section, which continues to taper into an unelaborated foot. The upper bow is delineated from the…
Created on: Wednesday 20th June 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 20th June 2018
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Record ID: OXON-8E15E0
Object type: MINIATURE OBJECT
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Hampshire
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A cast copper alloy miniature socketed looped axe dating from the Bronze/Iron Age transition to the early Roman period, that is c. 800 BC-AD 200. The axe is complete with a broken loop by which it formed a pendant, the loop being located on a thin edge. There is a rectangular 'socket' at the butt end of the axe and possibly a small casting spur on one edge. Miniature socketed axeheads can be dated from the Bronze Age/Iron Age transition through to the Roman period, though a date towards the earlier end of the spectrum is more likely. They probably functioned as amulets or votive offeri…
Created on: Tuesday 19th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 19th June 2018
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Record ID: OXON-8D3A6C
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Hampshire
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An incomplete cast copper alloy brooch of Adams Type 2Bb2 dating from the Middle to Late Iron Age, constructed in the La Tene III style (c. 300 BC - AD 100). The fragment consists of two hemispherical lobes or domes cojoined via a decorative linear collar; a further collar is present one the outside of one of the lobes, indicating a further (now missing) joining lobe (see below). Each lobe is of a different size but both have a hollow reverse. One of the lobes has two U-shaped hollows opposite one another on the reverse edge - it is unclear what this is for but it could possibly be a p…
Created on: Tuesday 19th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 19th June 2018
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Record ID: OXON-8D2544
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Hampshire
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An incomplete cast copper alloy brooch of Adams Type 2Bb2 dating from the Middle to Late Iron Age, constructed in the La Tene III style (c. 300 BC - AD 100). The fragment consists of two hemispherical lobes or domes cojoined via a decorative linear collar. Each lobe is of a different size but both have a hollow reverse. One of the lobes has two U-shaped hollows opposite one another on the reverse edge - it is unclear what this is for but it could possibly be a pin rest. There are no other features such as a catchplate or hinge visible. It appears that this fragment is part of an unusu…
Created on: Tuesday 19th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 19th June 2018
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Record ID: KENT-7C7FB8
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Kent
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A late iron age gold uniface quarter stater coin of a Gallo-Belgic type attributed to the Morini of the modern day Pas-de-Calais, minted between c.80-60BC. ABC 43, VA 69-3.Obverse: plain, possible mould related marks upon it. Reverse: Tree-like object. Measurements: 12.92mm in diameter, 2.21mm thick and 1.44g in weight.
Created on: Monday 18th June 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 20th June 2018
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Record ID: SF-789DE3
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Suffolk
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An incomplete copper-alloy Iron Age to Roman penannular brooch, dating to c. 50 BC- AD 100. It consists of half part of the frame. It is oval in cross-section with one end slightly flattened and rolled in itself creating an oval loop; the other end is broken and worn. The surface is very worn and damaged. Cf. Hattat (1985, p. 187, fig. 74, no. 651). See a close example on the PAS database: HESH-A67735, NARC-40F891. Diameter: 35.34 mm Thickness: 2.53 mm Weight: 2.34 g
Created on: Monday 18th June 2018
Last updated: Monday 18th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Long Melford', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-3DFB1D
Object type: NAIL CLEANER
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
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Incomplete Late Iron Age - Roman nail cleaner dating to the period c.20 BC - AD 50. It commences in a relatively fresh break and is missing the suspension loop. The blade has convex sides which taper into a rectangular projection, terminating in two triangular points. Both faces are decorated by an engraved line border running down each long edge. See: Crummy, N, 2001, p. 3, fig. 1b.
Created on: Friday 15th June 2018
Last updated: Friday 15th June 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-375A25
Object type: RING
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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A complete copper alloy finger ring dating to C1st BC to C1st AD. The ring is part-coiled with the remainder cast to look as though the coils continue through the body of the ring. The coil design forms two distict bands blending with the other four "cast" bands with the second and fifth bands towards the wider part of the ring notched to resemble a chain or rope design.
Created on: Friday 15th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 19th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'TS1', grid reference and parish protected.


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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: DEV-136FFC
Object type: FERRULE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Devon
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A Copper alloy ferrule of uncertain date, probably dating to the Later Iron Age or Early Roman Periods, c. 200 BC - AD 200. The ferrule consists of a roughly parallel sided strip of copper alloy, curved around into a ring with overlapping ends, both of which are perforated and held together by a separate copper alloy rivet. The object has a grey-green surface patina, with blue-green corrosion where this has been abraded away. Dimensions: external diameter: 23.0mm; thickness of strip 1.4mm; width 8.9mm; weight 5.78g. It is difficult to parallel such an undiagnostic piece, and whilst n…
Created on: Wednesday 13th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 14th June 2018
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Record ID: KENT-FFCC96
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Kent
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A Iron Age (c.115/110-105/100 BC) potin cast bronze unit of the Cantiaci. 'Kent Secondary' or flatline type Holman (2016) type B2/2-1a, No concocrdance with known ABC, VA or Allen types. The coin retains substantial casting sprue. Measurements: 20.56mm long (including flash), 17.67mm wide (intended diameter), 1.68mm thick and 2.13g in weight.
Created on: Tuesday 12th June 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 13th June 2018
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Record ID: SOM-F9F2C3
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A corroded copper-alloy Iron Age unit, Gallo-Belgic import attributed to the Ambiani, dating to the period c.60-25 BC. Obverse: Bust right with large eye. Reverse: Horse left with prominent ear, in front a large cross, above and below traces of ring and dot motifs. As DT (2002, p. 82) no. 358.
Created on: Tuesday 12th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 12th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Overton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-A805E3
Object type: HARNESS RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
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An incomplete copper-alloy strap mounted terret ring of Late Iron Age to Early Roman date. Lewis' Type 19 Dropped-Bar Form. The terret comprises a main ovate ring with 2 stubs, where the secondary ovate or rectangular loop would have been attached. The main ring is bottom-heavy displaying wear to the upper edge. The metal has a brown and mid-green patina and is worn. The terret is 37 mm long x 37 mm wide x 9 mm thick and weighs 28.85 g. 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 yok…
Created on: Friday 8th June 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 13th June 2018
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Record ID: IOW-94DE6A
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Isle of Wight
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A complete and worn Iron Age silver uninscribed South-Western type stater (c. 50 BC-c. 20 BC). The coin is attributed to the Durotriges. Obverse: Degraded head of Apollo right. Reverse: Disjointed and pelleted horse left. Diameter: 19.3mm. Weight: 4.22g. DA=12:9.
Created on: Thursday 7th June 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 13th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-8FC711
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Greater London Authority
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An incomplete late Iron Age silver unit of Amminus (c.AD 30-40), struck at Duno- (a fortified site not yet identified). ABC (Rudd 2010) no.456, VA 192, BMC 2522-23. There is a missing section in the upper left quadrant. Measurements: Diameter: 12.89mm, thickness:1.37mm, weight: 0.96g.
Created on: Thursday 7th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 7th June 2018
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Record ID: LIN-7DA06B
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Lincolnshire
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A late Iron Age or Roman copper alloy Rosette or thistle brooch. The headplate comprises a rolled cylinder containing the remains of a copper alloy spring. The wings are incomplete. The bow is short, arched, and decorated with ribs on the exterior. A thin backplate of copper alloy sits behind the bow and extends below to form foot. The foot is worn, but appears to have been decorated with a moulded circle or oval. The remains of a catchplate is visible on the reverse. The rosette or thistle brooch was in use during the middle decades of the 1st century AD in Britain, between c.AD 20-60.
Created on: Wednesday 6th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 7th June 2018
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Record ID: SUSS-68FFE3
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete, cast, copper alloy, bead, possibly Iron Age - Roman in date 300 BC- AD.200. The bead is sub spherical, almost barrel shaped with a wider mid point and narrower ends. The bead is made up of 5 transverse collars separated by four incised grooves. The end collars are thin, while the next two are thicker and the final central collar is thin again, much the same thickness as the exterior ones. The bead has an internal diametre of 6.59mm and a max. exterior diam of 10.78mm. The bead is a silvery-green/grey in colour, consistent with it being high tin bronze designed to have a sil…
Created on: Tuesday 5th June 2018
Last updated: Monday 11th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Chichester', grid reference and parish protected.


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