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brooch

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1880,0802.131

  • Description

    Copper alloy brooch. Hammered bow, flat in transverse section, gently curved on long axis. Divided longitudinally by two worn, closely-spaced, incised lines. Faint moulding along edges of bow. Open foot defective, and most of catchplate missing. Slight, rounded swelling at junction of foot and bow. Spring has two loose coils and external chord.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 120 BC - 50 BC (circa)
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Type series

    • La Tène III
  • Dimensions

    • Weight: 6 grammes
    • Length: 60.2 millimetres
    • Width: 9.9 millimetres (spring)
    • Width: 9.8 millimetres (bow)
    • Height: 13.3 millimetres (max)
  • Bibliography

    • Raftery 1983 No. 382, p.143, fig.130 bibliographic details
    • Jope 1962 p.29 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G50/dc30

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1880,0802.131


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