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IRON AGE LINCH PIN

A copper alloy and iron object, possibly a linch pin terminal dating from the late Iron Age. The object is a corroded core of iron, with a copper alloy casing surviving in the middle. The casing is circular in section and in plan is a pointed knop separated from a rounded, bun-shaped knop by groove or waisted area. A double collar below is flanked by similar grooves. The iron core may suugest that…