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BROOCH
Unique ID:
PUBLIC-679FFD
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 Chronology
Broad period: IRON AGE
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: IRON AGE
Subperiod to: Middle
Period to: IRON AGE
Date from: Circa 400 BC
Date to: Circa 200 BC
 Dimensions and weight
Quantity: 1
Length: 30 mm
Width: 11 mm
Thickness: 5 mm
Weight: 2.97 g
 Spatial data
Region: South East (European Region) 
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County) 
District: Dover (District) 
Parish or ward: Denton with Wootton (Civil Parish) 
 Description

An incomplete copper-alloy Middle Iron Age La Tène Type brooch, dating to the period c. 400-200 BC. Much of the brooch survives, namely the humped bow, with a recurving, narrowed end where the coiled spring and pin would have been, and a flattened end where the catch-plate would have developed. The bow is oval in cross section. The object is 30mm long , 5mm thick at centre, 11mm wide and weighs 2.97g. See Hattatt (2000; 2007; fig. 147, no. 725) for a similar example

Class: La Tène I

 Materials and construction
Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete
 Personal details
Recorded by: Mr David Clarke
Identified by: Mr David Clarke
 Discovery dates
Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 3rd April 2016
 Site
Medway History Finders MDC - Arable

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