13th Sept 2019 Iron Age brooch

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13th Sept 2019 Iron Age brooch

Post by stubble hunter » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:04 pm

Revisited a field (scuffed limestone/planted) that has been visited a 100 times before but with its history often surprises.
And it did so today in the form of an iron age brooch. :)
I had 4 metal signals in two hours! 2 pieces of lead, bit of a broken buckle and this one.






Its a first for me and I am thinking its a la tene type ? I assume its BC but I am hopeful one of the experts here can give a precise ID on this.
I think only the catchplate is missing but I am amazed that much of it is complete as this field has had the scuff treatment for many years and most items found are usually in 'bits'
Thanks for looking and good luck everyone who is out this weekend.
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Re: 13th Sept 2019 Iron Age brooch

Post by fred » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:38 pm

Vey nice La Tene III, I think. ::g
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Re: 13th Sept 2019 Iron Age brooch

Post by Blackadder43 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:21 pm

What a great find, and such patience in the field too, well done ::g
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Re: 13th Sept 2019 Iron Age brooch

Post by Oxgirl36 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:49 pm

Glad your perseverance was rewarded with such a lovely thing ::g
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Re: 13th Sept 2019 Iron Age brooch

Post by sweepstick47 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:09 pm

Now that's a find worth enduring months of hardship for ::g Very nice indeed, well done ::g
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Re: 13th Sept 2019 Iron Age brooch

Post by HolzHammer » Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:17 am

Very nice and almost perfect! Well done

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