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Burrough Hill Iron Age Brooch

The Iron Age is so named because it marks the point at which people had not only mastered ironworking, but were using iron for a wide range of weapons, tools, and accessories. We all know how easily iron rusts and falls apart and that iron is also recyclable.

This is therefore a rare survival, of an object that gave the Iron Age its name, in Leicestershire County Council's museums collections. I…