History: Record ID: WAW-787CA7 – IRON AGE brooch

History: Record ID: WAW-787CA7 – IRON AGE brooch


WAW-787CA7: Iron Age to Roman brooch: Nauheim Derivative La Tene III type (plan, profile and reverse).

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Unique ID: WAW-787CA7

Object type certainty: Certain
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Late Iron Age to early Roman (late 1st century BC to AD late 1st century) cast copper alloy Nauheim Derivative, La Tene III brooch. The brooch is cast as one piece. The spring is coiled with three coils with the pin missing, and the chord going under the spring. The spring develops into the bow which is a slender rectangle and an elongated asymmetrical oval in plan. In profile it is slightly curved with the convex face forming the outer face. The lower terminal of the bow is broken, probably recently.

The surface of the brooch has a mottled brown patina.

The brooch measures 35.57mm long, 14mm wide across the spring, and weighs 4.79g.

The brooch is a La Tene III type brooch which dates to the late Iron Age, late first century. Bayley and Butcher (2004, 145-7) illustrate a similar brooch, No. T9.

Bayley, J. and Butcher, S., 2004 Roman Brooches in Britain: A technological and Typological Study Based on the Richborough CollectionLondon: Society of Antiquaries

Nauheim Derivative

Sub class: La Tene III

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: IRON AGE

Period from: IRON AGE

Period to: ROMAN

Date from: Circa 25 BC

Date to: Circa AD 75

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1

Length: 35.57 mm

Width: 14 mm

Weight: 4.79 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery:
Sunday 11th February 2018

Sunday 11th February 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Angie Bolton

Identified by: Ms Angie Bolton

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy

Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Incomplete

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