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IRON AGE BROOCH

A cast copper alloy bow brooch. Incomplete and bent. A La Tène III, Nauheim derivative. A one-piece brooch. At the head is a small remnant of the spring for the missing pin. The bow expands from the spring and then tapers to a pointed foot. The bow is oval in cross-section and is decorated with two transverse grooves about halfway down. Behind the foot is a large, thing catchplate. The foot and ca…