An Iron Age Brooch, Cavendish

Front and reverse of brooch

This complete Iron Age brooch was found by a local metal detector user near Cavendish in 2010.

The brooch is decorated with a moulded leaf-shaped design and circular shaped motifs.

The earliest brooches in Britain enter the archaeological record around 450 BC. This brooch type began to be produced around 400 BC and continued until circa 250 BC.

They are found predominantly across the eastern counties of Britain and are recovered from both male and female graves. These brooches have also been discovered at Late Iron Age and Roman sites, suggesting they were curated by people over long periods.

View the full record on the Portable Antiquities Scheme database

Thank you to the finder for allowing this object to be featured.

This find was recorded by the Suffolk Finds Recording Team, supported by the Portable Antiquities Scheme.

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