History: Record ID: WAW-7926AC – IRON AGE brooch

History: Record ID: WAW-7926AC – IRON AGE brooch


WAW-7926AC: Iron Age to Roman brooch: Nauheim derivative, La Tene III (profile, plan and reverse).

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Unique ID: WAW-7926AC

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. Protruding from either side of the head there originally were wings, except one is now missing. The remaining wing is decorated with vertical ribbing. There are three coil of the spring behind this wing, otherwise the spring and pin are also missing. The chord travels above the wing and is held in place by a integral hook which is bent so it rests against the bow. The bow is oval in section and tapers to a blunt point. The lower terminal has an integral short catchplate, which is still complete.

The surface of the brooch has a mottled brown patina.

The brooch measures 36.01mm long, 13.4mm wide across the spring, and weighs 4.45g.

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., 2004Roman 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: 36.01 mm

Width: 13.4 mm

Weight: 4.45 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery:
Sunday 25th February 2018

Sunday 25th February 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Angie Bolton

Identified by: Ms Angie Bolton

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy

Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

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