- Museum number
Copper alloy double-drum brooch with a six-coil spring. Spring has central copper alloy bar and internal chord. Decorative knob on foot of brooch.
- Production date
- 600 BC - 450 BC (circa)
Height: 16.40 millimetres
Length: 33.70 millimetres
Weight: 7 grammes
Width: 15.50 millimetres (bow)
Width: 15.10 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).
1. Form dP2, with foot decoration A2, bow 3a and three-piece construction. Hallstatt D2 at the Heuneburg, earlier than the other Hallstatt D brooches found in Champagne. There are others from Charvais grave 34 and Les Jogasses grave 134.
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
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