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https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/templates/general_wide/img/logo.png UKDFD Recording Software https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/ Brooches https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/iron-age/brooches.html Knotenfibeln Brooch https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/iron-age/brooches/knotenfibeln-brooch-57937.html Sun, 07 Apr 2024 18:44:14 GMT Brooches Knotenfibeln Brooch  
Description: An incomplete copper-alloy one-piece knotenfibeln brooch of the late Iron Age to early Roman period. The straight tapering bow is rectangular in section below the minimal three-ribbed "button" and undulating above it. Decoration on the upper bow consists of a median row of punched indentations. Two coils of the bi-lateral spring survive, the pin, lower bow and catchplate, (possibly the perforated type) are missing.
Category: Iron Age, Brooches
Category: Brooches
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Bow Brooch https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/iron-age/brooches/bow-brooch-57412.html Mon, 22 May 2023 17:20:01 GMT Brooches Bow Brooch  
Description: A relatively unknown/unclassified type of bow brooch dating to the late Iron Age period. The brooch has a sub-rectangular sectioned bow, now distorted, which reduces in thickness towards the (missing) catchplate end. The head of the brooch displays a 'bird-like' zoomorphic feature, cast with wide eyes in low relief. The bill of the bird projects centrally from the head and would in turn form the coiled spring mechanism and integral pin, but only a short stub of this survives.

A similar brooch of the period is recorded as NLM-E90E4D. See also UKDFD 57039, as an earlier classified type of brooch that also displays a simple zoomorphic feature at the head end.
Category: Iron Age, Brooches
Category: Brooches
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La Tène III Brooch https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/iron-age/brooches/la-tene-iii-brooch-57359.html Mon, 24 Apr 2023 14:32:05 GMT Brooches  La Tène III Brooch  
Description: A late Iron Age brooch of  La Tène III Type. The bow is D-shaped in section, arched in profile, and slightly tapered at the lower end. Decoration on the bow consists of three rows of incised lozenges that cover its full length. The catchplate with curved return remains in situ and two coils of the bi-lateral spring survive.
The La Tène III brooch is a derivative of the continental Nauheim type. It evolved on the continent around the beginning of the 1st century BC, and was brought to Britain by the Belgae.
Category: Iron Age, Brooches
Category: Brooches
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Knotenfibel or 'Boss-on-Bow' Brooch https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/iron-age/brooches/knotenfibel-or-boss-on-bow-brooch-57039.html Tue, 01 Nov 2022 12:52:45 GMT Brooches Knotenfibel or 'Boss-on-Bow' Brooch  
Description: A copper-alloy Knotenfibel brooch of the Late Iron Age period. The brooch is of a one-piece construction with a right-angled bend close to the head. The solid carnyx-shaped head has La Tène style elliptical mouldings to each side in low relief. The boss, located directly after the bend, is composed of fully rounded reel and spool mouldings. The lower bow is round in section and has the remains of an ornate openwork catch plate. The integral coiled spring is now mostly missing, only one coil of which survives projecting centrally from the head.

Knotenfibeln (the German name in its plural form) originated on the continent between about 50BC and 20BC, and possibly reached Britain a little later. They were predecessors of the native British Birdlip type.

See also; UKDFD 54244, HAMP-172E44 & SUSS-648FD6
Category: Iron Age, Brooches
Category: Brooches
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Brooch, La Tène III https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/iron-age/brooches/brooch-la-tene-iii-56882.html Fri, 29 Jul 2022 20:35:13 GMT Brooches Brooch, La Tène III  
Description: An incomplete late Iron-Age brooch of La Tène III type. The bow is undecorated, circular in section, and slightly arched in profile, it tapers towards the foot. Two coils of the integrally cast bilateral spring and the catchplate survive, but the pin is missing.
The La Tène III brooch is a derivative of the continental Nauheim type. It evolved on the continent around the beginning of the 1st century BC and was brought to Britain by the Belgae.
Category: Iron Age, Brooches
Category: Brooches
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La Tène I Brooch https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/iron-age/brooches/la-tene-i-brooch-56674.html Sun, 06 Mar 2022 17:15:27 GMT Brooches La Tène I Brooch  
Description: An incomplete Iron-Age La Tène I brooch, dating to the 4th - 3rd century BC. It is of characteristic form for the type, constructed in one piece with an arched bow and a returned foot.  The foot which incorporates the curled over catchplate is returned through 180 degrees to meet the lower end of the bow, the 'return' terminates with a flat round knop. The integrally formed bi-lateral spring mechanism with chord and pin is missing.
Category: Iron Age, Brooches
Category: Brooches
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La Tène III Brooch https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/iron-age/brooches/la-tene-iii-brooch-56671.html Sun, 06 Mar 2022 17:05:08 GMT Brooches La Tène III Brooch  
Description: A Late Iron- Age brooch of La Tène III type. The bow is undecorated, triangular in plan, rectangular in cross-section, it narrows at the foot end and terminates in a sub-triangular catchplate.  Complete with the bi-lateral spring and pin. The La Tène III brooch is a derivative of the continental Nauheim type. It evolved on the continent around the beginning of the 1st century BC and was brought to Britain by the Belgae.
Category: Iron Age, Brooches
Category: Brooches
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Colchester Brooch https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/iron-age/brooches/colchester-brooch-56670.html Sun, 06 Mar 2022 17:01:13 GMT Brooches Colchester Brooch  
Description: An incomplete undecorated Colchester one-piece brooch of the late Iron Age to early Roman period. The brooch has short flat wings, a curved slightly tapering bow, which is D-shaped in cross-section, and a forward-facing chord hook. Approximately half of the bi-lateral spring and sub-rectangular catch plate survive, the pin is missing.
Category: Iron Age, Brooches
Category: Brooches
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La Tène I Brooch https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/iron-age/brooches/la-tene-i-brooch-56344.html Mon, 20 Sep 2021 14:27:59 GMT Brooches La Tène I Brooch  
Description: An incomplete La Tène I brooch of the Iron Age period. It has an arched and leaf-shaped bow which is decorated with two lentoid grooves that follow it's contours. Three coils of the integrally cast spring with axis bar and external chord survive. The tapered leg with returned ornamental foot and catchplate, along with the pin are all missing.
Category: Iron Age, Brooches
Category: Brooches
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Alesia Brooch https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/iron-age/brooches/alesia-brooch-56245.html Thu, 19 Aug 2021 20:35:08 GMT Brooches Alesia Brooch  
Description:

An incomplete copper-alloy continental Alesia brooch of the late Iron Age. The bow is slightly arched, triangular in plan, rectangular in cross-section, it has decorative fluted grooves at the outer edges which extend approximately two-thirds of its length, thus creating an inverted triangle. The lower section of the bow tapers to a fine point and retains part of the catchplate. The head of the bow, (now missing) was probably the rearwardly rolled-over type that accommodated the axis bar for the hinged pin, (also missing).

The Alesia is of Continental origin. The present example corresponds to Edgar's Type 21, dating to the late Iron Age, circa 50-20 BC,  La Tène phase D2.

Category: Iron Age, Brooches
Category: Brooches
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