- Museum number
Copper alloy double-drum brooch. Eighteen-coil spring with internal chord, on a copper alloy bar.
- Production date
- 600 BC - 450 BC (circa)
Height: 16 millimetres (approx)
Length: 29.10 millimetres
Weight: 5 grammes
Width: 10 millimetres (bow)
Width: 36.10 millimetres (spring)
- Curator's comments
Stead and Rigby 1999
Context: Hallstatt D2 and D3 brooches
Double-drum brooch: (‘Doppelpaukenfibel’; Mansfield, G., 1973, ‘Die Fibeln der Heunburg 1950-1970’ (Römisch-Germanisch Forschungen, 33), Berlin, 30-37, form dP).
2. Form dP4, the classic double-drum form with the domed bow matched by a similar foot. Two-piece construction. Hallstatt D2/3 and D3 at the Heuneburg; cf. Les Jogasses graves 60, 95 and 108.
Hallstatt D brooches were small and light. They often had drum-like ornaments on the bow. The spring mechanisms on these brooches were prone to failure.
- On display (G50/dc10)
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number